South Korean Olympic Taekwondo fighters laughed and had loads of fun as they prepared for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games a few months back.
The light hearted and fun loving nature of the Taekwondo fighters was seen even when only 100 days were left for the Rio Olympics to begin. There was a media day organized by the Olympic Committee of Korea in Seoul at the National training center. The coaches along with the players were present to take part in the press conference and the athletes engaged themselves in the open training sessions.
Well, it is quite surprising to see smiles and laughter during training sessions, especially when there is tough competition, but the fighters are all prepared and Kim Tae-Hun will be competing in the 58kg divisions of men with Jun Gwang-Chae as his coach. The national team head coach Park Jong-man said that he knows the kind of pressure dealt by his team during competitions. There is no denying that South Korea is the place where Taekwondo originated and it has won 10 gold medals and overall 14 medals at the Olympics and has performed better than other nations.
The athletes have also given their best and spectators have seen them performing brilliantly which is one of the strongest reasons that keep them going. The coach has introduced daily practices to make it more fun and enjoyable in order to help the athletes for their victory in the next Olympics. The coach expects the players to consider their practice area as their playground and the electronic vests as their toys so that they enjoy the sport and give it their best shot to win at the Olympics. Kim Tae-Hun is 21 years old and has won two world titles in the past. He, along with his team is all set to compete with Summer Games this year.