Kwon Soon-woo (26, Dangjin City Hall) was aiming for a gold medal in tennis. However, he suffered a shocking set-score 1-2 (3-6, 7-5, 4-6) loss to Thailand’s Cassidit Samrez in the second round of singles. Kwon Soon-woo’s world ranking was 112th, while Samrez was 636th, the biggest surprise of the tournament.
The problem occurred after the game. Furious, Kwon Soo-woo showed his emotions by hitting his tennis racket on the floor several times.
In fact, hitting the racket hard is a scene often seen in tennis. World-renowned star player Novak Djokovic also smashed his racket in the Wimbledon final in July. Of course, a fine of 10 million won was imposed on these actions and it is true that they should refrain, but this scene is not the only problem. 안전놀이터
Kwon Soon-woo refused to shake Samrez’s hand and did not respect the opponent who played together. Criticism grew out of control over Kwon Soon-woo’s disrespectful appearance.
Eventually, Kwon Soon-woo visited Samrez the next day and apologized, and even posted an apology on his SNS. Kwon Soon-woo apologized, saying, “I will think deeply about the weight of the Taegeuk mark and become a responsible player,” and did not receive support until the end of the tournament.