Ahn Se-young, who battled through injuries to win the women’s singles gold medal in badminton at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games in 2023, has shared her feelings.
“After the Asian Games, I’m experiencing another world with the support and encouragement of so many people, and I’m sorry that I couldn’t reply to each and every one of them,” Ahn said on her Instagram on the 13th.
“Since I finished (the game) well this time, I’ve received a lot of broadcast appearances, interviews, commercials, etc. I’m just so grateful,” he said.
“But the Ahn Se-young you know is the same Ahn Se-young who was just an ordinary athlete yesterday, today, and tomorrow,” Ahn said.
“She didn’t become a special celebrity because of a medal, but she is an athlete like so many athletes who are just trying to get through the day and keep going toward their goals.” 바카라사이트
“I wish I could be with you all the time because (the public) want to know my news and everything about me, but (my) body is one and my mind is still many, and it’s hard to do everything,” he said.
“You might think I’m being cocky, but I have a goal to reach and I’m going to take it one step at a time,” he said.
“I apologize for not being able to respond to everyone’s support.
For now, I want to fully heal, rest, and stabilize, and I ask for your support so that I can walk steadily toward another goal and fulfill my dreams.”
Finally, Ahn concluded her post by saying, “If you want to see me, please wait a little longer so that I can get stronger and show you on the court.”
Ahn suffered a knee injury on July 7 while playing against Chinese No. 3 Chen Yufei in the women’s singles final.
After returning home via Incheon International Airport on the 8th, Ahn went to the hospital the next day for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and was diagnosed with a partially torn tendon near her right knee.
Rehabilitation is expected to take at least two weeks and up to five weeks.