Kang Baek-ho finally ended his bad relationship with the international competition.
The Korean baseball team, led by head coach Ryu Joong-il, won the gold medal in the final against Taiwan at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games held at the first stadium of the Saoxing Baseball-Softball Sports Center near Hangzhou, China, on the afternoon of the 7th.
It has achieved its long-awaited fourth consecutive Asian Games victory.
Kang Baek-ho finally smiled brightly wearing the national flag.
In the meantime, Kang has bowed his head every time he participates in an international competition. He was there every time Korean baseball’s pride was crumpled, including no medal at the Tokyo Olympics and elimination in the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
In addition, it was heavily criticized for chewing gum at the Tokyo Olympics and for playing bonhead due to poor concentration at the WBC.
His determination to participate in the Asian Games was extraordinary.
After the match against China on the 6th, Kang Baek-ho said, “I always feel pressured because I’ve shown a lot of bad performances in international competitions, but I’ve tried to work harder as much as you look forward to this competition.”
Kang had one hit in four at-bats on the day. It did not directly contribute to the scoring situation. However, this time, the national team was a “one team.” After the defeat against Taiwan, the entire team was awakened, and its power gathered to win the Asian Games for the fourth consecutive time. 파친코
Kang Baek-ho made the team atmosphere good by doing his best every moment. In the match against China, he also hit his first home run wearing the national flag. Above all, I finished the competition without any special controversy. It will remain an unforgettable competition for Kang Baek-ho.