Hurdle Empress ‘Rabbit’ Jung Hye-rim AG runs again for 2 consecutive victories
Jung Hye-rim (36, Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall), the belt of the rabbit, will run again for her second consecutive victory in the 100m hurdles in the women’s track and field category at the Asian Games held in September this year. He said, “I hope it will be a special year.”
Jung Hye-rim is known as the hurdling empress of Korean track and field. From 2014 to 2022, she won seven consecutive 100m hurdles championships in the women’s general division of the National Sports Festival. At the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, Jung Hae-rim, who finished in fourth place amid bad luck at the last hurdle, finally won the gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta and Palembang Games with a time of 13.20 seconds.
Jung Hye-rim was given the opportunity to challenge for a second consecutive victory as the Hangzhou Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held in 2022, were postponed for a year due to the Corona 19 outbreak in China. Recently met at the Jincheon National Training Center, he said, “I suffered a tailbone fracture early last year. After recovering a little, I injured my back and rehabilitated for a long time.”
The injury she suffered in her mid-30s was more of her concern. “I thought it was the last time she participated in the Asian Games in 2018 (she continues to play as a player even before the next competition),” said Jung Hye-rim. It was difficult to compete,” he looked back. She said that if the Asian Games were held in September-October 2022 as originally scheduled, it would be difficult for her to participate. “The postponement of the tournament for a year actually worked out for me,” he said.
In the meantime, ‘Hurdle Empress’ returned to normal on the track. On October 11, she competed at the Ulsan Sports Complex at the 103rd National Sports Festival. It was the first time in a year and three months since the Goseong Unemployment Athletics Championships in July 2021 that Jung Hye-rim competed in the hurdles. Having won all seven women’s 100m hurdles at the National Sports Festival held in nine years, she said, “Now is the time to build up basic physical strength. I’m training at high intensity on purpose, regardless of condition.” .
She reigns as the number one female hurdler in the country, but her priority is to pass the national selection event. He emphasized, “I am at a considerable age as an athlete. Many juniors have improved their skills, so there is no guarantee that I will participate (in the Asian Games), and there is nothing natural in sports. 메이저사이트
In recent years, her athletics stature and popularity has increased. As a leading runner representing Korean women’s track and field, Jung Hye-rim runs with a sense of responsibility. He said, “I have a very strong thought that ‘I should be an example’. I am doing my best by being more careful and working hard even in small things. “In 2022, high jump Woo Sang-hyeok won the world’s No. 1 record and wrote a historic record. Also, interest in and popularity in track and field have increased, so I am very proud,” he said. Track and field events are being introduced through , serving as a good stimulus and opportunity for young athletes. The infrastructure is now in place. Many players are working hard preparing for the Asian Games in Hangzhou.”
Aiming to cross the finish line first in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, she said, “I will do my best as I was given a lucky opportunity as the competition was postponed for a year. I want to make 2023 special as a rabbit year. I will prepare,” he promised.