The national team was discharged from the hospital on the 20th after training for the “One Team Korea Camp” in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which was held at the 1st Marine Corps Division in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, for 2 nights and 3 days from the 18th.
At the discharge ceremony, the team received red name tags, the symbol of the Marine Corps. Archery Kim Woo-jin, fencing Oh Hye-mi, judo Lee Seung-chan, and Kim Ha-yoon were selected as outstanding trainees for each company and received commendations.
Jang Jae-geun, head of the Jincheon National Training Center, said, “I hope that the One Team Korea camp will be an opportunity for our players to grow further. Let’s do our best for the Paris Olympics for the rest of the year.”
The “One Team Korea Camp” has been talked about a lot from the start. Lee Ki-heung, chairman of the Korea Olympic Committee, brought up the training of the marines at the disbandment ceremony of the national team for the Asian Games in Hangzhou in October. “The national team, including myself, will be trained in the marines,” he said, referring to the lack of the Korean team.
Then, critics pointed out that Lee’s idea was outdated and that he was concerned about the team’s injury. Lee and the Korean Olympic Committee were not supported as athletes in each sport have yet to be confirmed as Paris Olympics athletes.
Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Yoo In-chon also pointed out, “This method is an outdated idea when you improve your skills through scientific discipline.”
“In order to prepare for the Summer Olympics, we need to study more customized training methods for athletes to display their competence,” Minister Yoo said. “You can strengthen your mental strength in the athletes’ village, and there are concerns that athletes might get injured in the freezing cold. I watched as I thought it would be said to interfere, but this is not the right way for the times.” 토토사이트