Hangzhou Asian Games National Team Players Routine and Jinx ... Socks and Lenses Must be Placed From the Left
Listen to ‘White Whale’ and take deep breaths just 7 times... I shave vs. I don’t.
Badminton Park Won-ho’s mindset… “If I don’t defeat my opponent, I will die.”
In sports, mental strength is as important as physical ability.
No matter how much effort you put in, you won't be able to show off your skills if you're nervous in real life.
Athletes who have honed their sport to the national team level have their own way of controlling nervousness.
These unique actions of players are called ‘routines’. 카지노사이트킹
It is a systematic management method that aims to maintain a constant physical and mental state.
Athletes who are desperate for victory or good performance sometimes believe in ‘superstitions’ to gain psychological stability.
This is a jinx.
The Korea Sports Council recently released information on the resolutions and hobbies of 166 out of 1,140 national team members for the Hangzhou Asian Games through a data collection.
Among these, we have collected some unique routines and jinxes on the 15th.
Korean male archery star Kim Woo-jin (Cheongju City Hall) is famous for his dislike of the number 4.
So, before a game, he says he avoids writing the number 4 himself.
I don't even roll rice into the soup because I feel the nuance of 'eating it by rolling it up'.
I once ate bread before a game, but because I remember shooting 0, I don't even eat bread.
Lee Ye-ju, a member of the Kurash team, the national flag of Uzbekistan and a traditional martial art, also tries to avoid looking at the number 4 at all costs.
Yeju Lee went one step further and created a routine of taking deep breaths just 7 times right before the game.
Jang Gyeong-gu (Eumseong-gun Office), a strong male road cyclist, does not shave the day before the race.
On the other hand, Lee Jin-gyu (Hyundai Glovis) of the national rugby team always shaves.
I had an experience where the game went well on the day I trimmed my beard.
There are also players who value left and right order.
Lee Ri-young (Busan Swimming Federation), a medalist candidate in the Artistic Swimming Duet category, must wear the lenses from the left.
Ulsan Hyundai's winger Eom Won-sang, who leads professional soccer K League 1, must also wear socks from the left.
Lee Jae-ik of K League 2 Seoul E-Land FC, who will be on the field with Eom Won-sang, is a little more delicate.
Lee Jae-ik said, "When I enter the stadium, I try not to step on the line if possible.
But if I lose that game, I will step on the line in the next game."
Kim Eun-ji, a member of the women's hockey team, has a routine of listening to the band YB (Yoon Do-hyun Band)'s 'White Whale' on the bus on the way to the stadium.
The lyrics of the song are ‘You are not alone. Kim Eun-ji explained that it was because it sounded like she was saying, ‘Don’t worry, there are team members with you.’
Some athletes have such detailed routines that they even specify the time. Kang Wan-jin (Hongcheon-gun Office), who is aiming for a gold medal in Taekwondo Poomsae, said, “I take a half-body bath for exactly 30 minutes before the game.”
He also added, “Also, the day before the game, I go to bed between 12:30 and 1 o’clock (at night) and go to bed between 6 and 6:30 (in the morning).”
“I wake up every morning. Before that, even though I’m tired, I try not to sleep,” he explained.
Ji-hwan Kim (Jeonbuk Sports Council), a triathlete, said, “I don’t trim my nails or cut my hair for a week before the game, and I always leave my lodgings 1 hour and 30 minutes before the game.”
In some cases, clothing has meaning.
Kim Da-in (Hyundai Engineering Construction), a member of the women's volleyball team, said that she only uses the same type of sports protector and underwear that she has worn during games.
Park Ha-jun (KT), who competes in the 10m air rifle shooting event, also said, “I have a routine of wearing the underwear I wore in matches where I had good results.”
Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) of the badminton team showed the essence of routine as a 'ritual' to strengthen determination through a direct answer.
Kim Won-ho, who said, “Before a game, I warm up while listening to my favorite song,” said, “I strongly believe, ‘If I don’t defeat my opponent, I will die.’”
Lee Yong-hyeon (Chungnam Sports Council), who won a silver medal in Wushu Turo Dosul and Gonsul at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, also gave an impressive answer.
He said, "There were a lot of jinxes, but they are all gone.
My routine is to look at the moon or stars the evening before a game and think about my grandmother."
Stars who boast world-class skills in sports such as Hwang Seon-woo (swimming, Gangwon Provincial Office) and Woo Sang-hyuk (athletics, Yongin City Hall) did not reveal any special routines or jinxes.
Hwang Seon-woo and Woo Sang-hyuk, who say there are no routines or jinxes, said, "Before a game, I empty my thoughts," and "I repeat good thoughts and the words 'I can do it.'"
Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), the world's No. 1 badminton women's singles player, also chooses to keep her shoelaces from getting tangled.
Choi Jeong (Korea Baduk Association), the top ranked female baduk player in Korea, also gave a standard answer, saying, "I go to bed at 11 o'clock (the night before) and meditate.
I try not to think about anything before the game starts."