‘Barcelona hero’ Mi-jung Kim appointed as coach of the women’s judo team

Mi-jung Kim, the new women’s judo team coach. yunhap news

Kim Mi-jeong (50), a professor at Yongin University, Korea’s first women’s judo Olympic gold medalist, was appointed as the first female coach to coach the women’s judo team.

An official from the Korea Judo Association said on the 10th, “After coach Kim Mi-jung finished the Tokyo Summer Olympics, she took the baton of the women’s national team through the recruitment process of the national team leader.” He will lead the athletes from the first training in the village.” Coach Kim will lead the women’s judo team until the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics.

This is the first time in the history of Korean judo that a female coach has been appointed as the national team coach.

Coach Kim is the first Korean female judo athlete to win a gold medal in the women’s 72kg class at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. After winning a gold medal at the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games, coach Kim retired and served as a referee for the Korean Judo Association and coach of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games team.

Coach Kim said on the same day, “It’s an honor and a burden to take on the national team as a female leader for the first time.” He digested it and built a muscular body comparable to that of an active player.

Coach Kim explained, “Recently, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), non-face-to-face classes have increased. .

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