Source: Global Network
Yonhap News Agency reported on the 26th that South Korean men's tennis seed Kwon Chun-woo, who was upset at the Hangzhou Asian Games and caused the controversy of "refusing to shake hands", told fans on the same day that "as a national representative player, he made a rash act that should not be done" and apologized and said "sorry".
According to reports, Kwon Chun-woo released a personal apology letter through the Korean Sports Association on the 26th. "I sincerely apologize to all the nationals and spectators who supported the national team's match," he said in the letter. I'm sorry. He went on to write: "Once again, I sincerely apologize to Sam Rigi who was upset by my rude behavior. ”
Earlier, on September 25, Beijing time, the tennis event of the Hangzhou Asian Games entered the second match day. Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported that in today's Asian Games tennis match, South Korean men's tennis seed Kwon Chun-woo lost to Thailand's Cassidit Samriji, who is more than 500 behind his world ranking, and after the match, Kwon Chun-yu smashed his racket on the spot and refused to shake hands with his opponent.
The South China Morning Post said that when Thailand's Sam Rigi finally finished the match 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, Kwon Chun-woo, who looked angry, kept smashing his racket against the ground and the seat next to the field, and even picked it up a moment after putting down the racket and continued to beat. The report went on to mention that Sam Rigi walked up to Kwon Chun-woo and wanted to shake his hand, but the latter ignored him and didn't even look at him. Sam Rigi then greeted the cheering crowd and left the venue.