“I will definitely win the gold medal this time.”
Kim Min-seok (Suwon City Hall), a wrestling heavyweight signboard, said this after winning the right to participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in the 2023 national team 2nd selection held at the Yanggu Culture and Sports Center in Gangwon-do on the 15th.
It’s a clichéd expression, but it was a special word for Kim Min-seok.
Kim Min-seok is a player who made a mark in the history of Korean wrestling, no, Asian wrestling.
In 2018, he won the bronze medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 130kg class at the World Championships, which is the exclusive property of Western players, and attracted a lot of attention.
It was the first time in the history of wrestling that an Asian player had reached the podium in the heavyweight division of the World Championships.
In the Greco-Roman 130kg class, physique conditions and strength tend to determine victory or defeat rather than technique, so Western players have traditionally prevailed.
In particular, it was miraculous that the highest weight class medal came out in Korea.
This is because the domestic wrestling heavyweight class had a narrow player base, making it difficult to find even a training partner.
Since then, Min-seok Kim has poured out significant achievements in every competition he has participated in.
He won silver medals at the 2020 and 2022 Asian Championships, and reached the finals at the Asian Quarter Competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to qualify for the Olympics.메이저놀이터
However, he had nothing to do with the gold medal. He has never been on the top of the podium at a senior international competition.
Kim Min-seok, who we met after the game, said, “During the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, we only won bronze medals due to lack of experience, and we continued to win silver medals at the Asian Championships.”
Kim Min-seok also revealed his goal for the 2024 Paris Olympics to be held next year.
He said, “There are bronze medals in the Asian Games, Asian Championships and World Championships,” and “Honestly, I think an Olympic gold medal is impossible. I want to win the Olympic bronze medal and achieve the ‘bronze’ slam.”