‘Team Kim’s’ local junior ‘Team Uiseong’ “We will show you the spiciness of Uiseong curling”

Uiseong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, with a population of just over 50,000, became known to the world starting with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics D-10 breathing together at the same training site. I like teamwork, “Team Kim will wear a medal somewhere else” Formed 15 days before the national team selection… Win all 6 games and wear the Taegeuk mark without hesitation

The opening of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games (19th) is just 10 days away. The 'Team Uiseong' players, who are aiming for a medal in this mixed curling competition, are doing their final training at the Uiseong Curling Center in Gyeongbuk, their training site. Players from Gyeongbuk Uiseong High School and Uiseong Girls’ High School joined forces to form ‘Team Uiseong.’ From the left, lead Jang Yu-bin, second Kwon Jun-i, third Lee So-won, and skip Kim Dae-hyeon.

Uiseong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, with a population of just over 50,000, became known to the world starting with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. This is because most of the players on the women's team national team team, 'Team Kim', who won an Olympic medal (silver medal) for the first time in Korean curling history, were from Uiseong Girls' Middle School and Uiseong Girls' High School. The world media reported that the residents of Uiseong, the 'town of garlic', were cheering for the 'Garlic Girls'. The elementary school students who cheered for Team Kim, the ‘neighborhood senior’ six years ago, have now become high school students and are determined to “show the ‘spicy taste’ of Uiseong curling at the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics.”

In the mixed curling event of this curling competition, which begins on the 19th, Team Kim members' Uiseong Girls' High School juniors Jang Yu-bin (lead) and Lee So-won (third, 17 years old) and Uiseong High School Kim Dae-hyeon (skip) and Kwon Jun-i (second, 18 years old) will compete. We participate as a team. Unlike the adult Olympics, where there are separate team events for men and women, curling only has mixed competitions at the Youth Olympics. Team Uiseong players said in unison, “As the competition is held at the same place (Gangneung Curling Center) where Team Kim won the silver medal, we will make sure that we too can wear a medal around our necks.”

Team Uiseong was formed about 15 days before the national team selection match in September last year. Other teams competing for the national team had already started training for about two months. Although the team was assembled in a hurry, the curling teams of Uiseong High School and Uiseong Girls' High School both train at the Uiseong Curling Center, so they were not strangers to each other. Jang Yu-bin said, “As soon as we got together, she had the feeling, ‘I think she will be a national representative.’ “I was like, ‘She’s a good fit,’” she said. “She actually had good chemistry. “Before the tryouts, she played practice games about twice a week, and she beat everyone, even the Uiseong County Office girls (the unemployment team),” she said. Team Uiseong won all six games in the national team selection competition and wore the Taegeuk symbol.

Captain Kim Dae-hyun said, “I think all four of us had a great desire to become a national team member. “There is an opportunity to participate in the Adult Olympics once every four years, but the Youth Olympics is a competition that can only be participated once in a lifetime,” he said. “Korean men’s curling has yet to win a medal at the Olympics. “I want to see, feel, and experience a lot at the Youth Olympics and go on to win a medal at the Adult Olympics,” he said. 안전 토토사이트

In a mixed curling game, male and female players take turns throwing stones. Because of this, some players change positions. At Uiseong High School, Kwon Jun is usually the lead who throws the stone first, but at Team Uiseong, he is the second player. Kwon Jun-i said, “Arm strength is important for the second, who is responsible for sweeping,” and “As the most senior among the lead, second, and third, I will become the team’s most important person.”

Starting on the 14th, Team Uiseong will undergo camp training at the Jincheon Athletes' Village in North Chungcheong Province before the opening of the competition. Lee So-won said, “This is my first time entering the athletes’ village. “I heard that the food at the athletes’ village is so delicious, so everyone has high expectations,” he said with a smile. “Before I started curling, I did taekwondo. In Taekwondo, I took first place in sparring, breaking, and speed kicking. “I will do my best to take first place in this competition as well,” he said.

Coach Kim Chi-gu (30), a Uiseong High School graduate who coaches Team Uiseong, said, “There is so much interest and support from the local area that the kids are doing it with confidence. “We will work hard to achieve good results by strengthening our teamwork during the remaining period.” The players also said, “Curling is a team sport, so if the person in front makes a mistake, the person behind can make up for it. “We will prove that our team spirit works on the world stage,” he pledged. 카지노사이트


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