[Asian Games] North Korea has High Expectations for Bang Cheol-mi… Reporters Also Appeared in the Cheering Squad
Watch the Kim Il-guk Sports Award… Bang Cheol-mi to reporters, “Training, training”
North Korea’s boxing team’s ace Bang Cheol-mi’s first match at the Hangzhou Asian Games clearly demonstrated the expectations North Korea has for him.
At 8:15 pm on the 24th, the Hangzhou Gymnasium where the round of 16 match was held against Lim Ae-ji (Hwasun County Office) in the 54kg women’s boxing class.
North Korean Athletes
About 10 North Korean athletes took their seats in the athletes’ auditorium early before the game and prepared to cheer,
Sports Minister Kim Il-guk, who visited China with the North Korean Olympic Committee delegation,
also appeared in the VIP section. 카지노사이트위키
At the stadium, North Korean reporters were also seen busy trying to capture Bang’s appearance on camera.
This great interest was interpreted as a result of North Korea’s expectations of a ‘gold medal’ for Bang,
as well as the fact that it was a ‘inter-Korean showdown’.
When Lim Ae-ji was introduced, the North Korean players in the stands sat quietly in their seats without changing their expressions,
but when Bang appeared on the field, they all stood up,
clapped their hands, and cheered loudly.
During the third round of the match, whenever Bang’s fist landed on target,
the North Korean players stood up and cheered to the beat, saying “Good job, good job”,
when Bang was shocked by Lim’s fist, he did not know what to do.
In the match, Bang Cheol-mi won by unanimous decision after a game in which Bang had the upper hand over Lim.
After the game, Bang, whom we met in the mixed zone (joint reporting area),
pretended to lightly hit a punching bag while walking and passed the reporters with a faint smile and the words “training, training.”
The North Korean team coach who was following him said, “We have to watch the next game.”
Player Bang returned to the stadium wearing a towel and watched the other players play.
Bang Cheol-mi, a member of the Geumgangsan Sports Team,
was the winner of the women’s 51kg class at the 2019 Asian Championships,
also won the ‘Republic Championships’ in North Korea last year.
He won a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
He was also selected as one of North Korea’s ‘Top 10 Best Players’ in 2018, 2021, and 2022.
At the opening ceremony of the Asian Games the day before,
Bang served as the flag bearer for the North Korean national team along with shooter Park Myeong-won.