“We don’t want to take any chances and really give it our all. We want to win.” Kim Hyun-hee (Daejeon Metropolitan Sports Association), captain of the women’s canoe yongseon (dragon boat) team that competed at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, said this ahead of their reunion with expected “rivals” North Korea in the final on March 7.A month later, on June 6, Kim and her team did indeed defeat the North Koreans to win a medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games .Ha’s team finished third in the women’s 1,000-meter dragon boat final at the Wenzhou Dragon Boat Center in China’s Zhejiang province with a time of 4:55.668 to take home the bronze medal. North Korea was fourth. They finished just behind South Korea with a time of 4:56.501.North Korea was in third place until the 750-meter mark, when they were overtaken in the final 250 meters and went home without a medal. South Korea, which was in fifth place at the 250-meter mark, was fourth at the 500-meter mark and pulled off a thrilling upset .Kim Hyun-hee told Yonhap News Agency, “I retired last year and came back. I had a child and was going to start a family, but I picked up the paddle again after being contacted by the Korean Canoe Federation,” she said. “We won the title as a single team from the North and South five years ago, but this time I wanted to try it with the North Korean athletes wearing the Taeguk mark.” The sport is played by a team of 12 athletes (plus one reserve), including 10 paddlers, a rudder and a drummer. It became an official sport at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, and at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, a single South Korean team won gold in the women’s 500 meters and bronze in the women’s 200 meters and men’s 1,000 meters .Looking back, Kim said, “There were two or three (North Korean) athletes who won gold with us. Of course, I was happy to win, but I also thought about what it would have been like if we had finished second and they had finished third, so we could have all won medals. “Kim said she especially wanted to beat North Korea on this day. She had lost to North Korea in the 500-meter final the day before. North Korea finished fifth (2:26.900) and South Korea sixth (2:27.260).”I said a month ago that I would beat North Korea,” Kim said, “and then we lost yesterday, so I was really upset, so today I gritted my teeth with my sisters. On the other hand, I was saddened by the memory of the ‘old friendship’ we had five years ago.In particular, while watching China stand on the top of the 1,000-meter podium with a dominant time of 4:51.448, she felt regret that the two Koreas had separate teams. “When I saw the Chinese athletes, I thought, ‘We were there five years ago, and it was a miracle,'” Kim said. I think they did it because they wanted to accomplish something with one mind and one heart,” she said, adding, “I didn’t feel good about that aspect.” Kim Hyun-hee, who faced competition from her colleagues from five years ago, including North Korea’s Heo Soo-soo and Jeong Ye-sung, says, “We had a lot of pressure .”I’m just grateful to the athletes for their hard work despite the short preparation period,” he said, adding, “I actually think we should have done better than this. “The bronze medal won by the women’s team is the first and last medal for South Korea in the dragon boat event at the Games .In addition to Kim Hyun-hee, the team included Lee Hyun-joo, Cha Tae-hee (Korea Gymnastics University), Jung Ji-won (Suseong High School), Cho Soo-bin (Andong Girls’ High School), Jo Yeon-woo (Guri Girls’ High School), Joo Hee (Sokcho City Hall), Lim Sung-hwa and Tak Su-jin (Jeonnam Provincial Office), Yoon Ye-bom and Byun Eun-jung (Guri City Hall), and Kim Yeo-jin, Kim Da-bin, and 온라인카지노 Han Sol-hee (Ongjin County Office).