Kim Soo-hyun, a Korean women’s weightlifting star who won a valuable medal for the first time in her third attempt, smiled broadly, saying, “I wanted to stop crying and show you a smile.”
In the women’s 76kg weightlifting competition held at the Xiaoshan Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 5th, Kim Soo-hyun lifted 105kg of the height and 138kg of the dragon and finished third with a total of 243kg.
Kim Soo-hyun has not had anything to do with the Asian Games. He missed the medal by ranking fourth in a row at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang competitions. He finally won a medal in this tournament, his third.
There were many twists and turns before winning a valuable medal. He lifted 138kg in the final third period, but two of the three judges failed. Kim Soo-hyun applied for the challenge immediately, and dramatically won the bronze medal as the challenge was accepted as a result of the video review.
In addition, Liao Guifang of China, who was a strong medal contender, was disqualified, and he followed heaven’s luck.
Kim Soo-hyun said, “When a Chinese player was disqualified, the coaching staff said, ‘If you do your part, you will have a chance.’ I also felt that all I had to do was do what I had to do”I was confident that I didn’t make a mistake when I read the video,” he said.
He continued, “I wanted to stop crying. Many people around me are paying attention, and I wanted to challenge myself to the end, not to look angry, he said. “There were question marks, but I did my best to do it with courage.”
At the moment Kim Soo-hyun won the bronze medal, his boyfriend, Pee Jae-yoon of the karate national team, was with him.
Pee Jae-yoon suffered a come-from-behind defeat by Tong in the round of 16 in the men’s 75kg class of karate and Kumite, but he immediately visited the stadium to cheer for his lover Kim Soo-hyun. Pee Jae-yoon came not only to the stadium but also to the mixed zone interview hall after the end to celebrate Kim Soo-hyun’s medal and share a warm hug.
Kim Soo-hyun, who watched his boyfriend’s game before his game, said, “I thought Jae-yoon was winning, but the opponent’s back kick became the point. “It was a shame,” he said, “I couldn’t express my emotions because it was just before the game, but I vowed to do well to Jae-yoon.” “I won the bronze medal because Jae-yoon came to cheer me on,” he said with a smile.