Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics Closing Lee Chae-woon, halfpipe also receives gold cheers Shows off the best technology 'Triple Cock 1440' Korea becomes the first winner of the figure skating team
Lee Chae-woon, who is called ‘Boarding Heung-min’ because of his resemblance to Son Heung-min, also sent a message of support to Son Heung-min, saying, “Be sure to win (at the Asian Cup) and come back,” after winning the men’s snowboarding halfpipe competition and winning two gold medals.
‘Genius snowboarder’ Lee Chae-woon (18, Surigo High School) and ‘next-generation figure skating prince’ Kim Hyeon-gyeom (19, Han Advertising) won two gold medals on the last day of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics.
Chaewoon Lee received 88.50 points and took first place in the men's snowboarding halfpipe finals held at Welli Hilli Park in Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do on the 1st. At the same time, she won her second personal gold medal in this competition, following the slopestyle event on the 24th of last month.
Lee Chae-woon entered the third round of the finals with the gold medal confirmed that day. When Lee Chae-woon stood at the starting line, voices from the... More
by sportstotomen on 2024-02-01 10:49:17
Australia will clash in the Asian Cup semifinals early tomorrow morning , but despite not having a big leaguer, a 2m tall defender with strong teamwork will have to overcome the wall of hand-hitting.
Coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who leads the Korean national soccer team, said this at a press conference on the 1st ahead of the Asian Cup quarterfinals against Australia and expressed confidence, saying, “It will be a very difficult game, but we will advance to the next round (semi-finals).” Korean soccer is trying to avenge its loss to Australia in the Asian Cup final nine years ago. Korea defeated Australia 1-0 in the group stage of the 2015 Asian Cup, but lost to Australia again in the final and missed out on the trophy. At that time, they lost 1-2 after extra time.
Korea, attempting to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years, will compete with Australia to advance to the semifinals of the Asian Cup at 0:30 on the 3rd at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar. The Australian national team does not have a single player playing in the top five leagues in Europe. However, the players' physical strength, quick feet, and solid... More
by sportstotomen on 2024-02-01 10:47:03
The first Winter Youth Olympics held in Asia. 1,803 athletes from 79 countries will participate Minister Yu In-chon: “Youth will interact together and create unforgettable memories.”
The opening of the '2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games' (Gangwon 2024), a world youth sports festival, is one day away. The competition will begin in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, and Pyeongchang, where the opening ceremony will be held.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on the 18th that the opening flame of Gangwon 2024 will be lit simultaneously at Gangneung Speed Skating Stadium and Pyeongchang Dome at 8 p.m. on the 19th.
About 9,000 spectators in Gangneung and 4,000 in Pyeongchang will watch the opening ceremony. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yu In-chon and Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Jang Mi-ran will visit Gangneung to cheer on youth athletes, and First Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Jeon Byeong-geuk will attend the opening ceremony held in Pyeongchang.
Gangwon 2024 will be held in Gangneung, Pyeongchang, Jeongseon, and Hoengseong for 14 days, starting with the opening ceremony on the 19th and until the... More
by sportstotomen on 2024-01-18 07:22:12
1st place: Liverpool defender Van Dijk
The Korean national soccer team's 'signature defender' Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich)'s aerial ball-handling ability was rated second among central defenders in the world.
On the 18th (Korean time), the International Institute of Sports Research (CIES) under the Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) revealed the ranking of 100 center backs with excellent aerial ball-handling skills.
Minjae Kim was ranked second (92.2 points) following Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool, 93 points) from the Netherlands.
CIES ranked players who played more than 900 minutes in the professional ranks this season by creating an index that reflects the number of aerial balls won in their team's games, the percentage of duels won, and the level of the game.
In the German Bundesliga alone, Kim Min-jae ranks first among center backs.
Among Asian players, China's Han Leong (Wuhan) ranks second (22nd overall, 85 points) following Kim Min-jae.
Among players playing in the K League, Australian Delbridge of Incheon United ranked 45th (82.3 points) and was the only player included in the top 100.
Kim Min-jae is considered one of the best central defenders in the... More
by sportstotomen on 2024-01-18 07:19:50
“We don’t have money, so we have to make a budget We want to advance to ACLE with a lot of prize money.”
Director Lee Jeong-hyo
Gwangju FC coach Lee Jeong-hyo, who has taken the 'promoted team by storm' in the professional soccer K-League 1, showed confidence by boasting of his outspokenness even ahead of the last game of the season.
Ahead of the home game against Pohang Steelers in the final 38th round of Hana One Q K-League 1 2023 held at Gwangju Soccer Stadium on the 3rd, Coach Lee answered "It's me" when asked by reporters, "What is the driving force behind the promotion team's sensation?"
Coach Lee said, “I want to confidently say that it is me. I am working hard to find ways to make the players work hard on the field,” and added, “Thanks to that, I think the players are growing so much on the field.”
He said, "Let's think of this as a game. When you play a game, you find various ways to completely complete a certain mission. That's because (users) like the game. I do too."
by sportstotomen on 2023-12-05 11:06:48
Canadian citizen Quan Ye applies for special naturalization after being recommended by the Korean Sports Council “Harbin AG will wear the Taegeuk symbol and achieve the best results at the Milan Olympics.”
Lim Hae-na and Ye Kwan show off their acting skills
The pair Lim Hae-na and Ye Kwan are performing in the 2023 National Men's and Women's Figure Skating President's Cup Ranking Competition Free Dance Senior held at the Uijeongbu Indoor Ice Rink on the 3rd.
Figure skating ice dance team Lim Hae-na (19) and Quan Ye (22) are seeking special naturalization to participate in the 2025 Harbin Asian Winter Games and the 2026 Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics.
After completing the 2024-2025 National Team 1st Selection Competition and the 2023 KB Financial National Men's and Women's Figure Skating Chairman's Cup Ranking Competition held at the Uijeongbu Indoor Ice Rink in Gyeonggi-do on the 3rd, Quan Ye said, "I submitted the relevant documents to the Ministry of Justice on the 1st," and "special naturalization." “If it is passed, we will do our best to achieve the best results under the Taegeuk symbol at the Harbin Asian Games and the Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo... More
by sportstotomen on 2023-12-05 11:03:48
Selection of representatives for the Doha World Championships
Korean swimming stars such as Hwang Seon-woo (20), Kim Woo-min (22, Gangwon Provincial Office), and Lee Ho-jun (22, Daegu Metropolitan City Hall) will participate in the 2024 national swimming selection competition for next year's Taegeuk Mark.
The Korea Swimming Federation will hold the 2024 national swimming team selection competition at the Gimcheon Indoor Swimming Pool in Gyeongsangbuk-do from the 23rd to the 28th.
Through this competition, the long course (50m) World Aquatics Championships will be held in Doha, Qatar next February, and the 6th Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games Management (25m short course) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from February 24 to March 6 next year. Select the national team for the event.
If two or more people pass the International Swimming Federation A record in the finals of each event in this selection, the top two will receive the right to participate in the Doha World Championships.
If only one person passes the A record, only one person can participate in the World Championships.
If there is a player who passed the A record in the preliminaries and no player passed... More
by sportstotomen on 2023-11-19 07:58:36
Top scorer on the team with seven goals in official matches this season
Wolverhampton Wanderers of the English professional soccer Premier League (EPL) is seeking to renew the contract with national soccer team striker Hwang Hee-chan.
British media outlet The Athletic reported on the 19th (Korean time) that “Wolverhampton is discussing a new contract with Hwang Hee-chan, and positive conversations are taking place.”
Hwang Hee-chan's contract expires in 2026.
However, Wolverhampton is moving to extend the contract period with Hwang Hee-chan by offering improved contract terms.
The Athletic said, “Hwang Hee-chan is also satisfied with coach Gary O’Neill’s system. “If conditions are good, he will extend his contract,” he predicted.
Hwang Hee-chan has established himself as Wolverhampton's undisputed starting striker this season.
He is leading the team's attack by scoring 6 goals in 12 EPL games in the 2023-2024 season. He is the highest scorer on the team.
With 7 goals in official matches, including cup competitions, he surpassed the records of his last season (4 goals) and debut season in the 2021-2022 season (5 goals).
On the 14th, he was selected as the... More
by sportstotomen on 2023-11-19 07:53:41
Controversy over recognition of 'mind sports' such as esports
Debate over whether to recognize gaming and chess as sports
Esports made its international debut at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Since then, there's been a lot of debate about whether mind sports like esports should be recognized as sports. We take a look at the controversies surrounding mind sports.
A League of Legends match is played at the Hangzhou Esports Center in Hangzhou, China, on March 26.
"I don't understand how a sport that requires you to push your body to its limits to win a medal, with the risk of injury and the pain of losing weight, is treated the same as a sport that requires you to sit down and move a keyboard and mouse well."
That's Mr. J, a 40-something sports fan. This is a sentiment echoed by many at the Hangzhou Asian Games, where esports were granted official status for the first time in the history of the Games. At the 2010 Guangzhou Games, the first time go was included in the Asian Games, there was also a debate about whether it was a sport.
In particular, Korean male athletes who win gold medals at the Asian Games are effectively exempted from military service as part of the arts... More
by sportstotomen on 2023-10-14 12:02:54
South Korea's Cho Kyu-sung attacks during the international soccer friendly match between South Korea and Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 13.
Cho Kyu-sung (Meatwillan), who has become the main striker for Klinsmann's team, has given head coach Jürgen Klinsmann a boost.
Klinsmann's men's national team won 4-0 in an exhibition match against Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Wednesday.
Cho Kyu-sung, who started both games of the two-game series against Wales and Saudi Arabia in England in September, started again and led the front line. Although he didn't score an offensive point, his diligent work up front helped the team score four goals.
After the game, Cho said, "The opponent deployed three defenders, so I focused on creating space in the front line. "We didn't score any goals in the first half, but we had the will to score a lot of goals in the second half, so we were able to score a lot of goals," he said. "We analyzed our opponent well, so we were able to take advantage of that.
The pre-match situation on the field was a bit complicated. The home fans cheered for the players, but booed
by sportstotomen on 2023-10-13 11:57:17