‘Dunsanjung Homeroom Teacher’ Kim Bomi to Play in Baseball World Cup with a Taeguk Mark

July 31, 2023 0 Comments

There are many players on the women’s national baseball team with unusual backgrounds.

Such is the case with right-handed pitcher Kim Bomi (34). Kim is a physical education teacher at Dunsan Middle School in Daejeon.

After majoring in physical education in college, he passed his teaching exam and has been teaching since 2012. This year, she is a homeroom teacher of 6th grade at Dunsan Middle School.메이저놀이터

The idea of playing baseball instead of watching it was unfamiliar to Kim, a physical education major.

He was first introduced to baseball in the spring of 2008 when he entered college.

“I wanted to learn a team sport after I got into college, so I searched the internet and found a local club, the Daejeon Ladies Women’s Baseball Team,” Kim said after a training session with the women’s national team at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, on March 30.

Out of curiosity, Kim dropped a note and was contacted the same day. They asked if she could join the team.

“That’s when my baseball career began,” he says.

“It wasn’t fun at first. My whole body ached during training and games. His skills were also stagnant.

“At first, my body couldn’t take it,” Kim recalls. I wanted to give up,” she recalls.

Then one day, he got a taste of baseball. “Suddenly, I experienced the ‘game of my life’ when the ball went right where I wanted it to go. From that day on, I was hooked on the fun of baseball,” he says.

“I lived at the baseball field every weekend,” he says, “and eventually baseball became the driving force of my life. I had to give up a lot of things to dedicate myself to baseball, but here I am,” she laughed.

Kim, who became a baseball player purely because she “loved the game,” has come a long way. In 2015, she was selected as a member of the Korean National Women’s Baseball Team.

In 2018, she played in the 2018 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s Baseball World Cup in Viera, Florida, USA.

Korea came home with 2 wins and 6 losses, but her love for the game deepened.

Kim continued to play hard. It wasn’t easy to juggle being a teacher and an athlete, but Kim didn’t let that stop her.

Last month, she competed in the 2023 Asian Baseball Confederation (BFA) Women’s Asian Cup in Hong Kong, where she helped her team win a bronze medal.

In August, she’ll be back in action at the 2024 WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup in Canada.

Kim has the full support of his students.

“The six classes of second graders at Dunshan Middle School cheered me on to get good grades,” he said, “I’m very grateful for the support from the school. We will show the power of Korean women’s baseball so that the Taekwondo mark will not be ashamed.”

The national team will play the group stage of the Women’s Baseball World Cup in Canada starting next month on June 6.

Kim and her teammates have been training hard every weekend since the Asian Cup. On the 29th and 30th, the team completed their final preparations with team drills and scrimmages at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon during a heat wave.

The team will travel to Canada next month for the final game on June 6.

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