After defeating the odds to win the final Korea-Japan match, Hwang Sun-hong went out in style with a shiny gold medal around his neck .The Korean Under-24 football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Japan 2-1 in the final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China .With a precarious 2-1 lead and six minutes of second-half stoppage time ticking away, the final whistle blew and the players, even those on the bench, poured onto the field to cheer and celebrate with the rest of the team. Each player reacted differently to the euphoria of winning the gold medal, whether it was holding a water bottle and spraying water or kneeling on the ground and sobbing with their heads down.
The players and coaches then performed the ‘Kang Kang Sulae’ ceremony, in which they circled each other in a circle. The athletes raised their fists in the air as they held up a banner that read, “Gold medal for the third consecutive Asian Games, thank you for your support. “As the athletes approached the stands, draped in large Korean flags, they 스포츠토토링크 greeted the Korean supporters with beaming smiles and marched around the track, jumping up and down to the beat of the music. Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), one of the team’s biggest stars, also wore the flag as a cape and waved to show his appreciation.
After a brief moment to regroup, the athletes, dressed in their Korean team uniforms, received their long-awaited gold medals around their necks. When the words “Gold medalists, Korea” were announced, the 22 athletes joined hands and walked onto the podium together, raising their arms in unison. After receiving their gold medals from Korean Sports Federation President Lee Ki-heung, the athletes kissed and touched their medals as they realized their victory. After receiving congratulatory flowers from Korean Football Association President Chung Mong-kyu, the athletes listened to the national anthem echo through the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium as they completed their journey to the Asian Games.