Regarding the reason why he continued to challenge in difficulties, Kim explained, “I don’t want to regret it.”
Why did Kim try again. He originally prepared for the Tokyo Games, but failed to qualify due to injuries, bad luck, and cancellation of the tournament due to COVID-19. In the end, he had to watch the game as a commentator, not as a player.
“I actually didn’t want to do it again until I explained the Olympics, but I got to be in charge of the commentary, and I felt it while breathing the same way as the players while watching the broadcast. I felt that and I had a dream that I really wanted to go to the Olympics. After the commentary, I went home and talked carefully to my husband (Rep. Oh Young-hwan of the Democratic Party of Korea). I thought you’d object at first, but my husband said he thought the same way. That’s when I was cheered on.”
“If I give up even though I can challenge more, I will definitely regret it when I play the role of a mother 100 percent after 10 years. When a child grows up and asks why he quit (rather than ‘I retired because I gave birth to you’) I want to say it a little more proudly. I think that’s why I keep doing it.” So how did he manage to stay on top.
“I looked up to those players because I wasn’t a player who stood out from the beginning. It’s still fascinating to hear that it’s normal. To be honest, I’m still not sure that I’m good at climbing or that I’m good at climbing. I’m happy and happy when I climb, so I think the secret is that I’ve been keeping that mind. “I had difficult moments in my long career, but I think I was able to walk without shaking because I was confident.”
He is currently playing three roles per person. As a player, she lives as a businessman and mother who runs her own climbing arm (Rockland). “When I wake up in the morning, I’m busy preparing to go to the baby daycare center. Since then, it’s my training session, and if there’s a team training session, I participate in a giant training session or work out individually. I come to my culvert, exercise, work on my culvert, go home around 7 p.m. and spend time with my child.” 스포츠토토
Due to the nature of sports climbing, Kim trains intensely all day long. However, she is a working mother who cannot rest after work no matter how tired she is. Despite the guilt that she cannot spend much time with her child as a mother, she is struggling to do all the work of the player and mother. He cheered the challenge of other mothers.
“In the past, if I was congratulated when I got the result as a player, now there are more people who support me step by step as a mother.” It’s a big boost. What I’m sure is that I have to be happy so that my child can be happy. There are times when I feel guilty, but what I can control is that when I am happy in what I want to do, I think my child will also feel more happy in what he or she gets. If you’re about to try again, I think it’d be good to cheer up with that in mind. I want my kid to know that I’m not the best player in the world, but rather as a player who never gave up until the end and kept trying.”
She is Korea’s representative rock climber. After participating in a youth climbing camp in the sixth grade of elementary school, he became a formal player and won a youth competition in the first year of middle school. Since then, he has won numerous competitions at home and abroad. After studying physical education at Korea University, he earned a master’s degree in sports psychology at Korea University Graduate School. In 2007, he climbed the 123rd floor of Lotte World Tower with only basic safety device (rope) and without equipment. After giving birth, she returned to the national team in April this year, and won a gold medal in the International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC) French Chamonix Sports Climbing World Cup lead category in July this year.