“I’m grateful to the players and sorry to the fans.”OK Financial Group Chairman Choi Yoon, the ‘head of Korean rugby’ who heads the Korea Rugby Union, was in tears after the rugby final at the Hangzhou Asian Games .South Korea’s sevens rugby team, coached by Lee Myung-geun, lost 7-14 to Hong Kong in the final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Changchen Campus Stadium of Hangzhou Normal University in Zhejiang province, China, on 26 June to claim the silver medal. It was their first gold medal in 21 years since the 2002 Busan Asian Games, but they fell short at the final hurdle .Choi, a former Korean-American rugby player, is known for his love of the sport .”I know because I’ve played it,” Choi told reporters after the game, “but rugby is a game that can be overturned with 10 seconds left. I watched it with the expectation that it could be overturned in the end,” he said.” For me, it’s a shame and a disappointment, but we’ll start again tomorrow. There is another Olympic qualifier in November, so I will show a second miracle. “Although Choi was disappointed with the result, he was pleased that rugby had received national attention. “Right now, sports journalists, our association, the Korean Sports Federation, they’re all paying attention. They are showing a lot of interest because rugby people are doing a good job,” he said. Choi is also the head of the entire Korean athletic team at the Hangzhou Asian Games .In his role as head of the Korean team, Choi said, “We need to become a ‘developed country sport’. We need to convey the background of the athlete, the history of the sport, and the hard work that goes into it, not just the colour of the gold, silver, or bronze medal,” Choi said .”I hope everyone will show interest in the athletes who won silver and bronze medals, and also show interest in each individual sport,” he said, adding, “There are too many ‘non-cognitive sports’ that only get attention at the Olympic and Asian Games. It’s time to change that. “He also smiled at the news of the gold medals. “I told the athletes to be happy, and there are many happy people,” Choi said, adding, “I’ll give it a try. It’s only been three days 토토 (since the start of the Games),” he said with a wry smile.

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