Suji Kim (25, Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall) stood on the springboard with her left knee strongly taped.Suji Kim suppressed the pain and hung a medal at the World Aquatics Championships with her brilliant performance.Kim Su-ji improved her skills while fighting injuries, and was rewarded with brilliant achievements such as qualification for the Paris Olympics and a bronze medal at the World Championships.Suji Kim took third place with a total score of 311.25 points from the first to fifth periods in the women’s 3m springboard final at the 2024 World Championships Diving held at the Hamad Aquatic Center in Doha, Qatar on the 10th (Korean time). Kim Su-ji, who became the first Korean diving world championship medalist in Gwangju in 2019, also won the second medal in Korean diving history.As the only Korean female athlete to win a World Aquatics Championships medalist, she also earned the title of being the first Korean diving athlete to win two or more medals.Kim Su-ji, who stood on the podium with a smile, said through the Korea Swimming Federation, “Five years ago in Gwangju, I thought I had not yet reached the international level. I thought I was just lucky, so I was less impressed. Now, I feel like I have grown since then.” “I am happier and more satisfied knowing that I have been rewarded for my hard work,” he said.
On this day, Kim Su-ji’s parents watched their daughter perform brilliantly and receive a shining bronze medal from the stands.Kim Su-ji smiled and said, “I am even happier because I achieved this in front of my parents who came all the way to Doha to support me.” On the 3rd, Suji Kim took 8th place in the women’s 1m springboard final with a total of 248.60 points in the 1st to 5th periods.Kim Su-ji, who passed the preliminaries in second place, made a mistake in the second period of the final and fell out of the medal zone.Suji Kim recalled, “I immediately forgot about the disappointment of the 1m springboard, which could have won a medal, and focused on the 3m springboard.”Kim Su-ji, who scored 302.10 points in the 3m springboard semifinals on the 9th and exceeded 300 points for the first time, advanced to the finals in tied 3rd place and secured a 12-person qualification for the Paris Olympics.
In the final on the 10th, she broke her personal best record again and achieved the feat of winning a bronze medal at the World Championships. Suji Kim was diagnosed with torn cartilage in her left knee in December last year.Of course, I felt pain during training, and it was emotionally painful.However, participating in international competitions became a good pain reliever for Kim Su-ji.Before leaving for Doha, Kim Su-ji met with Yonhap News and said, “I still enjoy diving the most. Participating in international competitions makes me forget the pain. Moreover, I have a ticket to the Paris Olympics at the world championships. “I had to adjust the amount of training, but I will go to Doha after successfully completing some technical training,” he said with a bright expression.Kim Su-ji smiled brighter as she confirmed her third Olympic participation following London in 2012 and Tokyo in 2021, and won her second World Championship medal as an individual and Korean diver.
Kim Su-ji’s Doha competition is not over yet.Kim Su-ji will compete with Lee Jae-kyung (24, Incheon Metropolitan City Hall) in the mixed synchro 3m springboard final held on the afternoon of the 10th.At last year’s Fukuoka Games, Kim Su-ji and Lee Jae-kyung placed fourth in this event.Kim Su-ji expected, “If I finish the mixed synchronized 3m competition in Doha without making any mistakes, I think I will be able to go one step higher than last year.”If Kim Soo-ji wins a medal in the mixed synchro 3m springboard event at this competition, she will become the second Korean athlete to win three world championship medals, following management Park Tae-hwan.Tae-hwan Park ranked first in the 400m freestyle and third in the 200m at the 2007 Melbourne Games, and won the gold medal in the 400m freestyle in Shanghai in 2011. Korean divers, including Kim Su-ji, were rewarded for their efforts with a ‘Paris Olympic qualification’ at this year’s Doha competition.
Men’s 3m springboard Woo Ha-ram (25, Korea Sports Promotion Foundation) and Lee Jae-kyung, men’s 10m platform Shin Jeong-hwi (22, Korea Sports Promotion Foundation), and women’s 10m platform Kim Na-hyeon (20, Gangwon Provincial Office) qualified for the individual event at the Paris Olympics through this competition. Acquired.A total of six people have confirmed their participation in the Paris Olympics, including Kim Young-taek (22, Jeju Provincial Government), who won a ticket to Paris in the men’s 10m platform at the Fukuoka Games last year, and Kim Su-ji in the women’s 3m springboard.Korean diving was further encouraged by ‘signatures’ Kim Su-ji and Woo Ha-ram, who showed an upward curve, and ‘new stars’ Shin Jeong-hwi and Kim Na-hyeon who showed off their talents on the international stage.Son Tae-rang, coach of the diving team, said, “We have won the largest number of individual events in the Korean diving Olympics in history,” and added, “I am grateful to the athletes who 카지노사이트 have patiently endured and worked hard all this time.”