‘2018 AG Gold’ Jeong Hye-rim retires from the national team… “Juniors should get a chance”
2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games Hurdle Women’s 100m Gold Medalist Jung Hye-rim (35, Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall) declared ‘national team retirement’.
In a phone call with Yonhap News Agency on the 9th, Jung Hye-rim said, “I thought it was time to give up the opportunity to compete in international competitions to my juniors,” and she said, “She decided to retire from the national team at the beginning of this year.” revealed
On this day, she did not see a familiar name on the list of finalists in the women’s 100m hurdles at the KBS National Track and Field Championships held at Yecheon Stadium.
This tournament also served as a qualifying round for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
If the Korean Association of Athletics Federations Performance Improvement Committee evaluates him as an athlete with international competitiveness, he can be selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games national team even if he does not win this selection.
However, if you do not attend at all, you will lose your eligibility for selection for the national team.
Jung Hye-rim did not participate in the Asian Games selection, so she was excluded from the ‘representative selection target’.
An official from the federation said, “Jeong Hye-rim has registered as a Cheong-playing coach in Gwangju Metropolitan City.”
“What I gained through international competitions, I want my juniors to enjoy,” she said.
Jung Hye-rim has been playing as a representative of Korean women’s hurdles for a long time.
Between 2014 and 2022, she won all seven women’s 100m hurdles at the National Sports Festival, which were held seven times (two general events were not held due to the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection).
She competed in the Asian Games a total of 3 times.
At the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, she was eliminated from the preliminary round, and at the 2014 Incheon Games, she had the misfortune of getting her foot caught at the last hurdle, and she finished fourth.
Jeong Hye-rim, a fierce judge, finally won her gold medal with 13 seconds 20 at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games.먹튀검증
Jeong Hye-rim, who struggled with her tailbone fracture and back injury in early 2022, showed off her strength by winning the National Sports Festival that year with 13 seconds and 32 seconds.
The Hangzhou Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held in 2022, were postponed to 2023, giving Jeong Hye-rim another opportunity to challenge her Asian Games medal.
However, Jung Hye-rim decided to open her Asian Games opportunities to her juniors.
After the National Sports Festival last year, Jung Hye-rim said in an interview with Yonhap News, “There is a special sense of solidarity between hurdler players. They support each other regardless of victory or defeat.” “I felt nervous while cheering for them. Thanks to the two players, I was able to focus more on my rehabilitation training,” he said.
In the KBS boat that Jung Hye-rim did not participate in, Cho Eun-joo (Yongin City Hall) took first place with 13.64 seconds, and Ryu Na-hee (Ansan City Hall) took second place with 13.77 seconds.
The Korea Association of Athletics Federations will soon hold a performance improvement committee to discuss the formation of the Hangzhou Asian Games team.