Slamming Down the Racket in Anger After Defeat… Kwon Soon-woo Finally Apologizes to his Opponent
The Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall), who sparked controversy over his attitude by slamming his racket and refusing to shake the opponent’s hand when he was eliminated from the men’s singles tennis match at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, reportedly visited the opponent and apologized.
The Korea Tennis Association announced on the 26th,
“Kwon Soon-woo went to the Thai team’s training center this morning and apologized to his opponent and told him to play well.
The opponent also said it was okay and that they worked it out well.” 바카라사이트
Previously, Kwon Soon-woo lost 1-2 (3-6 7-5 4-6) to world number 636 Kasidit Samrez (Thailand) in the second round of the men’s singles tennis tournament held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Zhejiang, China on the 25th.
It was a shocking result for Kwon Soon-woo,
who was ranked 112th in the world and was aiming for a gold medal in this tournament.
The problem was Kwon Soon-woo’s behavior after the game.
After losing, Kwon Soon-woo hit the court so hard that his racket broke.
After repeated actions several times, the racket was broken beyond recognition.
Also, after a tennis match, there is an etiquette for both players to shake hands and greet each other across the net,
but Kwon Soon-woo packed up his bags without even paying attention to Samrez,
who was approaching the net.
Even if you lose a match, shaking hands after the match is considered tennis etiquette.
Kwon Soon-woo’s video of his anger quickly spread through YouTube and various social networking services (SNS).
As a result, voices of criticism are coming from not only Korea but also Japan, China, and Thailand.
Foreign media such as the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Sports Kida Tennis pointed out,
“Kwon Soon-woo lost both in the game and in manners.”
On the other hand, there were also reports that Kwon Soon-woo was unable to overcome his opponent’s unmannered play.
Chinese portal Sohu.com said, “Samrez used a lot of ‘offset tricks’ during the game.
For example, he went to the bathroom after the first set and did not return for 10 minutes,
in the second set, he applied for a medical timeout right before Soonwoo Kwon won.”
I pointed it out.