South Korea invited to host Pentagon's 'Warrior Games' next year
Lee Eun-joo wins silver in women's 100 meters at 'Invictus Games'
South Korea's Lee Eun-ju celebrates with her silver medal after winning the women's 100 meters race at the Invictus Games 2023 in Dusseldorf, Germany, 토토사이트 on Sept. 11.
South Korean athlete Eun-Joo Lee, 45, has won a valuable medal at the Invictus Games 2023.
Lee won a silver medal after finishing second in the women's 100-meter race at the Mercur-Spiele Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Wednesday (Nov. 11), the third day of competition.
The former sprinter, who competed in the national championships as a student, suffered three accidents during her military service and retired as a captain in 2008. She joined Invictus in 2015 after working for the Busan branch of the Sangi Military Police.
"I was proud to be the first female athlete from Korea to participate in the Invictus Games, but I also felt a lot of pressure," she said after receiving a silver medal from German Bundestag Defense Minister Marie Agnes Strach Zimmermann. "I told myself not to focus on the medal, but I wasn't greedy, 스포츠토토 so I'm very happy to have won the silver."
"I hope that starting with this medal, all Korean athletes will be encouraged and take home good results," he said. "Today is my birthday, and this is a very precious birthday present. I will never forget this day."
"I talked to the athletes I competed with, and there were many things we could relate to across borders, such as having a disability, being in our 40s, being women, and being soldiers. Whether we won or lost, we were very supportive of each other."
Meanwhile, Yoo Eul-sang, who is visiting Düsseldorf at the official invitation of the tournament organizers, held talks with David Pascal, Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, who oversees the U.S. Wounded Warrior Rehabilitation Program, earlier in the day, and agreed to expand exchange programs for the development of rehabilitation sports for wounded warriors in the two countries on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korea-US Alliance.
They also agreed to actively cooperate in supporting the ROK's participation in the U.S. Department of Defense's "Warrior Games," which is the precursor to the "Invictus Games," which has become a global festival for wounded warriors.
As a result, the Republic of Korea will send athletes and officers as observers to the Warrior Games in Orlando next June, and will participate as an official host nation in future editions.
This will make Korea the first Asian country to be invited to participate in both the Invictus Games and the Warrior Games, which represent the world's most prestigious sporting events for differently abled soldiers. 스포츠토토맨