It was a valuable bronze medal. But they were disappointed not to win gold.
Yoon Hyun-ji (Ansan City Government) and Kim Min-jong (Yangpyeong County Government) won bronze medals in the women’s 78 kg and men’s 100 kg and above judo events at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Saturday at the Xiaoshan Linfu Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Yoon Hyun-ji defeated Aruna Angeldina (Kazakhstan) in a bout and Kim Min-jong defeated Galimzhan Krikbai (Kazakhstan) in half.
Yoon had never competed in the all-around before.
He missed the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a dislocated right arm. Two years ago in Tokyo, she was in tears after losing the bronze medal match. This is her first all-around medal. It’s her first all-around medal, but she can’t help but feel disappointed.
“The bronze medal is good, but it’s not a satisfying result,” Yoon told My Info, the organizing committee’s information site. I’m upset that I didn’t get the gold. I’m sorry to my parents. I’m very disappointed.”
Kim Min-jong is also disappointed. Kim was one of the favorites for gold. He defeated Hyoga Ota (JPN) in the quarterfinals, but lost in overtime to Temur Harimov (TAZ) in the semifinals. With 토토 the disappointment behind him, Kim plans to start preparing for the Paris Olympics.
“I tried to win the gold medal, but I’m disappointed that I ended up with the bronze. Of course, I am satisfied with the bronze medal. I will now prepare for the Paris Olympics and hope to win gold,” said Kim.