Lee Kang-in (22-Paris Saint-Germain) and Moon Dong-joo (19-Korea Eagles), the two sporting aces who led Korea’s soccer and baseball teams to victory at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, shared their excitement and encouraged each other.
The two athletes met at the departure hall of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou, China, on Aug. 8, where they posed for a photo.
Moon greeted his younger brother, “Congratulations on winning the gold medal yesterday,” before pulling out his phone to take a picture with him.
“Congratulations,” Lee smiled back, “I’m so happy for you.
“It’s the first time I’ve met him,” Moon said, “and I hope he continues to achieve good results.”
Earlier in the day, Moon arrived at the airport with officials from the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) after attending the Asian Games closing ceremony organized by the Korean Sports Federation, and waited for his baseball teammates at the departure shuttle bus stop. 카지노사이트777
Meanwhile, the soccer team arrived, and Lee Kang-in, who was among the players, spotted Moon standing alone and greeted him.
Lee Kang-in, born in 2001, and Moon Dong-joo, born in 2003, were the centerpieces of the soccer and baseball teams at the tournament, winning titles together on the same day.
Lee started the final against Japan on the afternoon of July 7 and swept through the midfield with dazzling dribbling and crisp passing to help his team pull off a 2-1 upset.
Moon Dong-ju also started the final against Chinese Taipei at the same time, pitching six innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven and walking none to lead Korea to a 2-0 victory.
This is the first time Lee Kang-in and Moon Dong-joo have won gold medals at an adult international tournament.
Lee Kang-in and Moon Dong-joo, who have become two of South Korea’s sporting aces, will return home together on the same flight on Aug. 8.