North Korea lifted weights and continuously burst into confidence to the world, and the award presentation after the Asian Games attracted attention
On the evening of September 30, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held a weightlifting competition in the women's 55kg category at Hangzhou Xiaoshan Sports Center. North Korea's Kang Hyun-kyung, who set a world record and won the gold medal that day, asked at a press conference after the race whether she expected such a record, she immediately asked: "Do journalists know what North Korea's traditions are?" ”
North Korean team Kang Hyun-kyung (right) and silver medalist Lee so-yeon, who won gold in the weightlifting event at the Hangzhou Asian Games
There was a temporary silence at the press conference, and Kang Hyun-kyung continued: "The Korean tradition inherited from generation to generation is the tradition of victory. She then hesitated for a moment, adjusted her wording, and emphasized: "We North Korean teams, no matter whenever, today or tomorrow, will always be just for victory... (Effort). ”
It was the first day of weightlifting, and after Lee Sung-jin won a new world record in the women's 49kg competition, Kang Hyun-kyung also won the gold medal with overwhelming competitive power. In the women's 55kg competition, Lee so-yeon, who competed together, won the silver medal.
Li Chengjin, who hung the Asian Games gold medal around his neck and cried
Compared with the negative attitude shown by North Korean athletes in interviews during the Hangzhou Asian Games, Kang Hyun-kyung's attitude is more prominent. According to analysis, this reflects the confidence that North Korean weightlifting also achieved amazing results in international competitions that have been absent for a long time.
Li Xiuyan said: "I want to give this honor to my parents and classmates in my hometown. Although I didn't finish first this time, I will train better. ”
North Korea's weightlifting was locked down due to the spread of the novel coronavirus pneumonia and disappeared from international competitions after the 2019 World Championships in Pattaya, and with technology at a question mark, this time in Hangzhou proved itself to be the top power as always.
North Korea's Kang Hyun-kyung jumped happily after winning the women's 55kg weightlifting competition at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games on September 30.
On the same day, a man who claimed to be the "international minister" of the relevant association replied when asked about the strength of the North Korean team at a press conference: "In the past four years, although I have not been able to participate in international competitions due to the new crown pneumonia, all competitors will strive to get more medals that have never been won as long as they have the opportunity to participate, and today we have achieved great results." ”
In addition, Kim Guoguo, the chairman of the North Korean Sports Minister and National Olympic Committee, also appeared as a medal presenter on the same day. Kang Hyun-kyung made the gesture of "presenting" a gold medal to Kim Guoguo when taking commemorative photos, and Jin Guoguo declined.