# Asian Games Kim Ha-yoon, Who Prevented the No-Gold Disaster in Judo, said, “The Chinese Crowd Cheered me on, Which Gave me More Strength” # I injured my left knee a week ago... I was worried, but the pain went away during the game I am so grateful to the teacher who encouraged me to do judo when I was in middle school... I really want to meet singer Kim Ho-joong. Ha-yoon Kim (Ansan City Hall), a representative of the women's over 78 kg category who won the only **[카지노사이트킹](https://www.casinositeking.com)** gold medal for the Korean judo team, expressed her thoughts on winning, saying that the one-sided support of the Chinese home crowd actually gave her strength. After winning the women's over 78 kg judo final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Xiaoshan Linfu Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, on the 26th, Ha-yoon Kim said, "In my heart, I wanted to meet Xu Shi-yan in the finals," after defeating Xu Shi-yan (China) in half with a field leg throw. “I thought the Chinese crowd’s support was for me, so I gained more strength and went into the game,” he said. On this day, Ha-yoon Kim faced the finals, leaving behind the one-sided cheering of the Chinese spectators who filled the stands. Before the game, the Chinese crowd chanted “Cheer up!” and during the game, their cheers got louder every time Xu Shiyan attempted an attack. But Hayun Kim didn’t care. He took control of the game by winning half of it with a field leg kick 43 seconds after the game started, and held on for the remaining time to win the gold medal. In fact, the game that day did not seem easy. This is because [Ha-yoon Kim](https://kr.pinterest.com/pin/1015772890938759129) has lost to Xu Shiyan in both international competitions. However, Ha-yoon Kim said, “I was confident,” and “The last time I lost, it was because I was leading the game and got knocked back.” He confidently stated, “I thought that if I played the game as I had analyzed, I could definitely win.” Even the pain in his left knee could not break Kim Ha-yoon’s will. Ha-yoon Kim said, “I injured my knee while training a week before the game,” and “I could barely train after that, and I played the game with taping on.” For Kim Ha-yoon, whose specialty is leg and leg curling, the leg injury was fatal. “I was worried because I hurt my leg,” he said, laughing. “But when I played, the pain went away.” Kim Ha-yoon overcame the burden of the first no-gold crisis in history with a strong heart. The Korean judo team almost suffered the humiliation of not receiving a gold medal in the individual event at the [Asian Games](https://www.buymeacoffee.com/casinositeking/park-ha-jun-lee-eun-seo-air-rifle-mixed) for the first time in its history, as all athletes who participated in the individual event except Ha-yoon Kim failed to win a gold medal. Ha-yoon Kim said, “It was a little burdensome, but I thought I could just do what I did,” and added, “I just wanted to play the game without regrets, and that happened.” Hayoon Kim continued the interview calmly, considering she had won a gold medal. Only when asked about his parents did his eyes become slightly dewy, but he smiled and answered cheerfully throughout the interview. He said, “Although the Asian Games are a big competition, my ultimate goal is an Olympic gold medal,” and “I will work harder when I go to Korea.” This meant that he thought of the Asian Games as a process of winning the Olympics, not a final destination. He especially expressed his gratitude to the teacher who led him to judo in his third year of middle school. He said, “My middle school physical education teacher was a judo teacher, and he recommended judo, so I enrolled in a local gym. That choice led me to become an athlete.” He went on to say, “When I go to Busan (his hometown), I visit and say hello,” and added, “I am very grateful.” On this day, Ha-yoon Kim's parents and older brother came to the stadium and cheered her on. Kim Ha-yoon said, “My mom is probably crying right now,” and “She always tells me, ‘You’re the best,’ and I’m happy to show you a good side of me.” Kim Ha-yoon, who continued the interview cheerfully, said, “There is something I really want to say,” and added, “I am a fan of (singer) Kim Ho-jung. I want to meet him sometime.” When Kim Ha-yoon, who was speaking shyly, was asked again, ‘Are you [Kim Eo-jun](https://livepositively.com/from-a-latecomer-in-judo-to-a-warrior/)?’, he shouted, “Kim! Ho! Joong! Lee.”