It’s the end of the year, and it’s the time of the year for “Shingung” Im Jae-hyun (Korea Gymnastics).
This is especially true given that she was competing against the three-time Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion, An An (Gwangju Women’s University).
Im took home the grand prize at the 12th MBN Women’s Sports Awards on Friday at the Grand Ballroom of the Ambassador Pullman Seoul Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul.
The award was well-deserved.
She won the gold medal in the women’s individual recurve event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, beating Anshan.
She also shot a golden arrow in the women’s team event and beat Lee Woo-seok and Japan in the mixed event to complete the trifecta.
Im is cementing Korean archery as a sport that is hard to beat.
She was also named the Hangzhou Women’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).
She shared the honor with fellow triple winner Kim Woo-min of swimming.
She was so confident that she said, “Please vote for me as MVP.”
The Asian Games archery triple was even more significant as it was the first time in 37 years that Yang Chang-hoon (four gold medals) had achieved the feat since Kim Jin-ho and Park Jung-ah (three gold medals) at the 1986 Seoul Games.
In the team final of the 2023 Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 9, Yang teamed with An and Choi Mi-sun to defeat China 6-2 (56-53 60-55 53-55 57-55) to win their sixth consecutive title and earn three spots for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
They erased the pain of failing to qualify for the team event at the World Championships in Berlin in August.
Following in the footsteps of her older sisters (An, Choi Mi-sun), who also won three Asian Games titles, Lim wore a colorful dress to the ceremony.
Despite having the spunk of a 20-something, she appeared with grace and elegance to match the dignity of the ceremony, and after receiving the grand prize, she met with the press and said, “It’s been a meaningful year as I prepared hard. 토토사이트
I’m finishing well with no regrets,” she said, reflecting on her accomplishments.
His goal is to reach the top of the individual world rankings. “