National tennis player Kwon Soon-woo, who was embroiled in a ‘bad manners controversy’, bowed his head again and apologized.
Kwon Soon-woo teamed up with Hong Seong-chan to participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games tennis men’s doubles quarterfinals held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Zhejiang, China on the 27th, defeating the group Shinji Hazawa and Kaito Uesugi (Japan) 2-0 (6-2 6). He won with -4). With this, Kwon Soon-woo secured the bronze medal. In an interview메이저놀이터 after the match, Kwon Soon-woo apologized, saying, “After the second round of the singles match, I was immature and acted unnecessarily. I would like to apologize to the people of Thailand and to the people of Thailand who must have been greatly disappointed.”
Kwon Soon-woo, ranked 112th in the world, lost to Kasidit Samrez (Thailand), ranked 600th in the world, in the second round of the singles tournament on the 25th. When the game ended, he could not control his anger and slammed his racket on the floor several times. He also refused his opponent’s offer to shake his hand. This scene spread through social media ( SNS ). Fans criticized Kwon Soon-woo’s actions.
The day after the game, Kwon Soon-woo visited the Thai players and apologized. He also bowed his head to his fans by writing a handwritten apology. However, the controversy continued as Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Jang Mi-ran expressed regret and the Korean team also announced, “We will take appropriate action after the end of the competition.” Kwon Soon-woo said on this day, “My actions must have made Samrez very uncomfortable, and I would like to apologize again for that as well.”
In response to some claims that Samrez played ‘unmannered’ by wasting time first during the game, Kwon Soon-woo said, “I think I can make that kind of judgment during the game, and it was the result of my excitement,” and “I lost due to my skills, and the opponent’s actions were “It’s not important, but you were disappointed by my actions, so all I can say is that I’m sorry.” At the same time, Kwon Soon-woo said, “I prepared for the Asian Games with a very earnest and desperate heart,” and pledged to win the gold medal, saying, “No matter who we face in the semifinals and finals, we will play with the mindset that we are the best.”