“My first bronze medal in 37 years became a wedding present.”
Kim Guk-young (32, Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall), a sprinter representing Korean track and field,
smiled brightly as he announced the news of his marriage.
On November 11, Kim Kook-young will tie the knot with Kim Gyu-na (33, Yecheon County Office),
the ‘national long jump representative’, in Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Kim Kook-young said on the 12th, “I feel very sorry for not being able to take good care of my bride-to-be due to field training at home and abroad,” and “Thanks to the help of my bride-to-be, who is a track and field athlete,
I was able to wear a valuable Asian Games medal. 토토사이트
I am always grateful. “he said.
This is the second time in history that Korean track and field won a medal in the men’s 400m relay,
37 years after the 1986 Seoul Games (3rd place) in which Seong Nak-gyun, Jang Jae-geun, Kim Jong-il, and Shim Deok-seop ran.
Kim Kook-young, with tears in his eyes after the game, said, “I was even more emotional because it was the last Asian Games.
I finally won my first Asian Games medal.
National Sports Festival
I set a new Korean record and won many domestic competitions, but in a competition of this scale,
the Taegeukgi “This is the first time I’ve waved the flag,” he said, expressing his excitement.
Because it was a medal he won with his juniors, he could not publicly reveal his feelings for his bride-to-be at the time.
Kim Kook-young said a little later, “Her wife’s help was really great,” and she said,
“I’m really happy that she gave me the Asian Games bronze medal as a wedding gift.”
Kim Kook-young is Korea’s best sprinter, holding the Korean men’s 100m record of 10.07 seconds.
Gyu-na Kim also played an active part as a top jumper in Korea, surpassing 6m 27 and coming in 6th place in the women’s long jump at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
Kim Gook-young and Kim Gyu-na will play their ‘last match before marriage’ at the National Sports Festival, which opens on the 13th.
Kim Gook-young said, “Gyu-na and I are working hard to prepare for the National Sports Festival.”