NC Dinos shortstop Kim Joo-won (21) grew one more layer with the gold medal around his neck and joined his team. Kim Joo-won played an active role as the national team’s main shortstop, including a winning hit to lead Taiwan to a 2-0 victory in the final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. As Kim Joo-won received military service benefits for the Asian Games gold medal at a young age, a flower road has opened up where he has to focus only on baseball. NC colleagues looked at Kim Joo-won with pride and congratulated him with one mind.
Kim Joo-won said, “There is still a lingering victory. I’m comfortable mentally because I came back with a good result of the gold medal. I went to the tournament and felt that there were many good baseball players in the world. I think I need to work harder, and I also want to stick together more,” he said.
“My brothers first congratulated me on the military exemption. Before (Lee)Jae-hak went to the national team, he said, “The moment you win the gold medal must be very happy and you feel like you have the whole world. I said, ‘Feel it,’ but as soon as I came to the team, I said to my senior student, ‘I think I know what it feels like,’ he added, smiling. Lee Jae-hak has won a gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
Without any time to enjoy the lingering effects of the gold medal, Kim Joo-won is on the ground again as soon as he joins his team. This is because a fierce competition for third place is unfolding. As of the 14th, NC has confirmed its entry into the fall baseball league by ranking fourth with 74 wins, 65 losses and two draws. However, it is difficult to be relieved in the ranking because there is only a 0.5 game difference between the 3rd place SSG Landers and the 5th place Doosan Bears. He should do his best to the end with the determination to win all three remaining games and secure third place.
Kim Joo-won, who joined NC in the first round in 2021, has never experienced fall baseball. NC has been eliminated from fall baseball for two consecutive years since it won its first integrated championship in 2020. We had to prepare for next season early, ranking seventh in 2021 and sixth last year. Kim Joo-won, who joined after winning, now has a chance to taste the autumn festival.
Kim Joo-won predicted that the Asian Games experience would work well in the postseason. “(The international competition) was very helpful. After playing such a short-term game and an important competition, I think I can go to the fall baseball and play without shaking. “When I first went to the Asian Games, I was nervous and my heart was beating fast, but I think it was okay as I focused on the play and immersed myself again after the first time, he said.
With the goal of recapturing the trophy in three years, he wants to contribute to the team. Kim Joo-won said, “Right now (the Asian Games gold medal) is the most memorable first priority. “It’s similar to when I joined the professional league, but if I win the fall baseball league, I think that moment will change to the top priority,” he said. 스포츠토토
“Since I came back with a good result after winning a gold medal, I want to share that energy again to the team and finish it off. Since it’s been a while since 2020, I’ve been going to fall baseball. I want to finish with a good result of winning. I want to do as much as I can to help the team win,” he said.