OK Financial Group Chairman Choi Yoon, who led the South Korean team at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, said he was “amazed at the enthusiasm of eSports” and was “so impressed that I can’t tell my kids not to play games anymore.” “As the head of the team, I was happy to be able to share the emotional moments created by the national athletes at the closing press conference of the Asian Games at the Sports Diplomacy Lounge of the Korea Olympic Committee at a hotel in Hangzhou, China, on Aug. 8,” Choi reflected.
“Even though the Games were postponed for a year due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the athletes prepared for the Games with painstaking training to perform without regrets, which made the time even more valuable.” “As a leader, I am disappointed that we were unable to achieve our goals, but we need to take mid- and long-term measures and make every effort to improve the performance of our athletes in the future,” he added .South Korea, which sent a record 1,140 athletes to the Asian Games, was looking for a maximum of 50 gold medals at the Games, but fell eight short with 42.
The narrowing of the gap to second-placed Japan (51 golds) will be a confidence booster for the team as they prepare for the Paris Olympics in nine months’ time. Choi, who diligently explored the lesser-known ‘unrecognized’ events, said, “I was disappointed with the silver medal in climbing, but it was new and inspiring.” “I was the vice-captain of the team at Tokyo 2020, but I think the Asian Games are two to three times harder than the Olympics,” he said, adding that he apologized for not being able to help the sports officials he could not visit in person.
Prior to the start of the Hangzhou Asian Games, Choi delivered a total of 140 million won ($140,000) to the coaches of the 39 competing sports to boost their morale .He also supported the national team by sending gift certificates to all athletes who had to spend the Chuseok holiday away from their families during the Games.
A successful Korean-American entrepreneur, Choi is also a sportsman who owns a men’s professional volleyball team and is the president of the Korean Rugby nion. When asked if he would like to volunteer to lead the team for the 2026 Asian Games in Aichi and Nagoya, Japan, Choi laughed and said, “I’ve lived in Nagoya for 40 years. I’m thinking of offering 카지노사이트 my support,” he said.