# Asian Games, Wrestler Kim Hyun-Woo Participates After Receiving a Pain-Relieving Injection, “It’s a Miracle that we Even Came this far” Rib injury suffered during the national team selection match... "I promised my wife that I would give her a gold medal... Thanks to her, I will do my best until the end. " Wrestling star Kim Hyun-woo (34, Samsung Life Insurance), a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, hoped for a ‘spectacular finale.’ I wanted to put all my skills into the best position without any regrets and end my career as a player cleanly. However, Kim Hyun-woo was unable to achieve his goal as he suffered from severe bad luck in each competition he used as a stage for his retirement. **[먹튀검증](https://www.totosafeguide.com)** The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which was initially considered a retirement event, was postponed for a year due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and Kim Hyun-woo was unable to even participate. This is because he failed to qualify for the event after testing positive for COVID-19 the day before the Tokyo Olympics World Quarter Competition held in Sofia, Bulgaria in May 2021. Kim Hyun-woo postponed his retirement and devoted himself to training again. He strengthened his resolve to vent the resentment he could not resolve in Tokyo at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. It was the same reason why Kim Hyun-woo scheduled his marriage with his bride-to-be, [Jeong Young-ji](https://writeupcafe.com/pohang-coach-kim-ki-dong-will-pour-everything-out/), for the end of 2022. After winning a gold medal at the Asian Games, he tried to put an end to his career by handing it to his wife. However, even the Hangzhou Asian Games were postponed by a year. Kim Hyun-woo was seriously considering retirement and decided to take on the challenge again. Then he gritted his teeth and started training again. Although he is in his mid-30s, which is equivalent to a wrestler's '60th birthday', he underwent intense training that even juniors in their 20s would find difficult to withstand. No domestic player surpassed Kim Hyun-woo in the national team selection match held in May this year. He outperformed young men more than 10 years younger than him. The problem was the final. He suffered a rib injury and collapsed at the end of the final against Park Dae-geon (Jeju Provincial Office). The game was won, but he couldn't get up. He was in such extreme pain that he could not even be interviewed. [Kim Hyun-woo](h[ttps://](https://alchetron.com/Tron/Baseball-Coach-Ryu-Joong-il,-Who-Calmed-the-Mood-5218272-UW)), who was taken to the hospital immediately after the game, was diagnosed with damage to his rib membrane. Kim Hyun-woo focused only on recovery and treatment for a while. He couldn't just let his hands go. The opening day of the Hangzhou Asian Games was getting closer, and he had to train. His injuries did not fully heal. Even after he arrived in Hangzhou, his pain continued. Kim Hyun-woo even received a pain-relieving injection as the pain continued until the morning of the 4th, when the game was held. That's how he forced himself to participate in the game. The medal challenge was not easy. Kim Hyun-woo lost 3-9 to Iran's Amin Kavyaninejad, who is 10 years younger than him, in the first round and round of 16 of the men's Greco-Roman 77 kg wrestling competition held at the Lin'an Sports and Culture Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Hyunwoo Kim did not give up. In the first round of the repechage match, he defeated Dilshod Omongeldiyev (Uzbekistan), who is 12 years younger, 6-3 and advanced to the bronze medal match. And in the final bronze medal match, he lost 3-5 to China's Liu Rui and failed to win a medal. Kim Hyun-woo, whom we met after the game, said, "I injured my ribs during the selection process, so I could barely do parter defense training, and today I received a painkiller injection and went into the game. I tried to overcome it, but the result of the game was like this." He continued, "I tried to do my best until the end," and added, "As this is the last Asian Games, I tried to play without regrets, but it's disappointing." When asked about his challenge for the [2024 Paris Olympics](https://app.simplenote.com/p/jxslwg), he said, "I think it's a miracle that I made it this far with this body," and "I will take a break to gather my thoughts." I didn't forget to say sorry to my wife. He said with regret, "I promised that I would wear a gold medal around my neck..." and then added, "When I injured my ribs, I couldn't move on my own, but my wife devotedly helped me, including washing me. I think I was able to do my best until the end thanks to my wife." said.