Woo Hee-jun, former ‘Miss Korea – Special Forces’, remarked, ‘Kabaddi is my destiny’.
The contestant exudes charm with her graceful smile and fiery dance.
Meet Heejun Woo, Miss Korea 2019.
After representing Korea at the world pageant, Woo was commissioned as a lieutenant the following year and became a soldier.
He was good enough to be deployed overseas as a specialist, but in June of this year, he chose to leave the military.
He did so to compete for the Korean karate team at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
[Woo Hee-joon / National Kabaddi Team: “I started playing kabaddi when I was 22, and I’m 30 this year, so I think it’s not an exaggeration to say that I spent almost all of my 20s playing kabaddi. I’ve been playing for seven or eight years, so I think it was destiny.”]
Kabaddi is a popular sport in India, but many people still don’t know about it in Korea, so he kindly introduces the sport.
[“It’s a system where you make a touch and if you make it back to your own side safely, you get a point for the number of touches you made.”]
[“To put it simply, you have to catch them and make sure they don’t get back to their own zone, like in hopscotch…”]
Injuries are a fact of life in a sport that is built on hard training and physicality.
Woo lives today for one reason.
To win the Asian Games medal he narrowly missed out on five years ago in Jakarta.
[“If we win a medal this time, it will be the first women’s kabaddi medal, 먹튀검증토토사이트 and we will do our best to bring home the gold with a good performance. Kabaddi fighting!”]
[“Korean kabaddi team, we won, gold!”]