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July roundup

2 August, 2017

Barebow at the World Games 2017. Pic by Dean Alberga / World Archery.

July has been and gone. Quieter than the World Cup frenzy of May and June, it saw the World Games take place in Wroclaw in Poland, scene of several previous World Cups.

The World Games, if you’ve forgotten, are a multi-sport event every four years designed to provide a platform for sports and disciplines that don’t get contested at the Olympics. It’s often seen as a stepping stone to wider international acceptance, too. The archery meet featured recurve and barebow field events, and a compound target event. A lot of familiar names turned up, but it’s best you read the extremely extensive coverage over at World Archery. Brady Ellison expounded his love of field to Inside The Games after the recurve sessions – but, you know, he said he was probablyย going back to compoundย a couple of years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

The biggest Olympics news of all was that the next two countries to host the summer Olympics after Tokyo have been selected, after months of rumours and behind-the-scenes horse trading. It’ll be #Paris2024 and #LosAngeles2028, both hosting the Games for the third time.

You will remember, of course, that Paris will likely be putting the archery competition on at the Esplanade des Invalides in the (relative) centre of the city:

A weird aside: see those two figures in the number one lane? Whoever the artist is, they ย *seem* to have based them on – and I’m not absolutely sure why or how they got there – a really not-very-good picture of Chang Hyejin and then coach Rye Soo Jung that I took in Wroclaw in 2013. Of all things.
I’m guessing that’s because they’re full length and fairly easy to remove from the background. Photoshop priorities!

This pic shows the Esplanade des Invalides on the right, and on the other side of the bridge, the Grand Palais where they will be holding the fencing and taekwondo. This is excellent news: the archery will be at the very heart of the city and in the centre of the action.

Los Angeles will be building a custom venue – ‘Stadium Lake’ – at the under construction LA Stadium at Hollywood Park. ย Dean Alberga will have to swim to take pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

2024 and 2028 will probably be the last of the single-city Games, as almost all bids going foward increasingly involve more than one location – and rightly so, as the 21st century Olympics is too much of a burden on the tax base of even a major world city these days. The Olympic s of the the 2030s and on will probably look something like this.

By far my most shared story of the month was about the 35th running of the President’s competition, the biggest annual Korean domestic competition; and it’s most salient, terrifying fact: in the senior recurve division ranking, twenty men and thirty-nine women shot 1350 or above, the mark long considered the definition of world elite. That number doesn’t include a couple of dozen high school students who also made that score.

Most countries in the world have perhaps two or three recurve archers who can shoot 1350 on a regular basis – if that. The sheer strength in depth – and the deep commitment to the full FITA as a mark of quality – isn’t going away any time soon.

Also, for the first time ever, the President’s competition saw a mixed team round shot. Think it’s related to this announcement at all? ๐Ÿ™‚ It will also be part of the Asian Games next year in 2018, an event the Korea Archery Association take almost as seriously as the Olympics.

What else? There’s this rather cool bow-shaped lamp happening somewhere. ย The Triple Trouble oranjj machine produced another cool video. The Rixos Downtown Antalya gave us a cool, if rather dangerous-looking advert. And the ‘Hunger Games effect’ seems to have become the Game Of Thrones effect – hey, whatever.

August: the Berlin World Cup will soon be upon us, and in just one month the World Cup Final in Rome. You can check the movers and shakers who’ll likely be at that over here – and frankly, it’s going to look quite a lot like last year in Odense.ย You can read a little more about Berlin and what’s going to happenย in the preview I wrote earlier this year over on Dutch Target.ย ย I’m not going to be at this one, unfortunately. Hope the audience tops the slightly paltry Salt Lake crowd, too.


Have a look at, an amazing website about track athletics, who wins and why.

Also, enjoy Misha, perhaps the greatest mascot ever, from a slightly less spectacular time; Moscow 1980. Bye!



memories of rio (an occasional series)

6 October, 2016

Some gamer types play Mario & Sonic’s official Olympics game. Interesting points:

  1. The glass protecting the virtual spectators. They didn’t bother with that in Rio ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. ย The pretty realistic location – the buildings are right. Apart from the church out the back.
  3. ย The remote camera on a straight track. I guess they were watching London.
  4. The jumbo screens are in a better place than they were in reality. ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. The gameplay. Yeah, I’d watch that in real life.

Interview: Chang Hyejin and Ki Bo Bae

29 August, 2016

This is the transcript of an TV interview with Ki Bo Bae and Chang Hyejin from the 18th August, revealing, apparently, that the archery team came home early because they were worried about their safety in Rio. Has a few interesting details, although the anchor guy, frustratingly, doesn’t follow up with a couple of tougher questions about selection transparency and elite sporting achievement. Neither of them look very comfortable there.

(It’s often forgotten that recurve target archery in Korea, is a small, elite programme, not a mass-participation sport with channels towards the national side as it is in Europe or America. The same question about whether money should go less towards elite sport in Korea could be directed, in the UK, to track cycling or perhaps rowing – although the source of the money might be different, and just like here, the athletes are probably not the best people to answer it.)

As for the gunfire that Hyejin heard, well, she wasn’t the only person at the Sambodromo to hear some in August. ๐Ÿ˜

You can watch the original video here. If there are any Korean readers who think there is a mistake in translation, let me know.


ํŒฉํŠธ์ฒดํฌ์—์„œ ์ˆœ์œ„ ์–˜๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋งŽ์ด ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €ํฌ์•ผ ์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ์„ ์ค‘๊ณ„ํ•ด ๋“œ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ฐฉ์†ก์‚ฌ๋Š” ์•„๋‹™๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๋งˆ๋Š”. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ์˜ค๋Š˜(18์ผ) ๋ชจ์‹  ๋ถ„๋“ค์€ ์ •๋ง ๋ต™๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ๋ถ„๋“ค์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์–‘๊ถ ์›Œ๋‚™ ์„ธ๊ณ„์ ์œผ๋กœ ์ •ํ‰์ด ๋‚˜ ์žˆ์ฃ , ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์–‘๊ถ์€. ์ด๋ฒˆ์—๋Š” ๋‚จ๋…€ ๋‹จ์ฒด์ „, ๊ฐœ์ธ์ „ ๊ธˆ๋ฉ”๋‹ฌ์„ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ด๋ฅธ๋ฐ” ์‹น์“ธ์ด๋ฅผ ํ•ด์„œ ์ „ ์ข…๋ชฉ ์„๊ถŒ์ด๋ผ๋Š” ์‚ฌ์ƒ ์ฒ˜์Œ์œผ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋˜ ๊ผญ ๊ธˆ๋ฉ”๋‹ฌ์ด ๋‹ค๋ƒ, ์ €ํฌ๋“ค๋„ ๋ง์”€๋“œ๋ฆฌ๊ณ ๋Š” ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ์•„๋ฌดํŠผ ๊ฐœ์ธ์ด ๋‚ธ ์„ฑ์ทจ๋กœ์„œ๋Š” ์ธ์ •์„ ํ•ด ๋“œ๋ ค์•ผ ๋˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด๊ณ ์š”.

๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ๋˜ ๋งŽ์€ ๋ถ„๋“ค์ด ๊ด€์‹ฌ์„ ๋งŽ์ด ๊ฐ€์ ธ์ฃผ์‹  ๋‘ ๋ถ„ ์˜ค๋Š˜ ๋ชจ์…จ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜์™€ ์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ์„ ์ˆ˜์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์–ด์„œ ์˜ค์„ธ์š”.

At Fact Check, the rankings were much discussed. We are not a station that broadcasts the Olympics. But our guests today (the 18th) are two people we really wanted to meet. Our archery team has gained a reputation across the world. This year for the first time our archery team swept both the male-female team competition and individual competition in terms of gold medals. The fact that they won gold medals isnโ€™t really the most important thing here, but we should recognize their efforts.

So today we have two people who are the topics of a lot of discussion: the athletes Ki Bo-bae and Jang Hye-jin. Welcome.

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐยท์žฅํ˜œ์ง„/์–‘๊ถ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ : ์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”.]

Ki Bo-bae, Jang Hye-jin/National Archer Representatives: Hello.

[์•ต์ปค] (Anchor)

๋ฐ˜๊ฐ‘์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ข€ ๊ธด์žฅํ•˜์…จ์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ?

Itโ€™s nice to see you. Are you a little nervous?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐยท์žฅํ˜œ์ง„/์–‘๊ถ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ : ์ƒ๋ฐฉ์†ก์ด๋ผ์„œ ๊ธด์žฅ๋ผ์š”.]

[Ki Bo-bae, Jang Hye-jin/National Archer Representatives]: Weโ€™re a little nervous because itโ€™s a live broadcast.

[์•ต์ปค] (Anchor)

์ €๋„ ๊ธด์žฅํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ข€ ์‰ฌ์…จ์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ? ์›”์š”์ผ์— ๊ท€๊ตญํ•˜์…จ๋Š”๋ฐ.

Iโ€™m nervous, too. Did you rest any? You returned to Korea on Mondayโ€ฆ

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ์•„๋‹ˆ์š”, ์•„์ง ์ •์‹ ์—†์ด ์ธํ„ฐ๋ทฐ ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š๋ผ ๋ฐ”๋นด์–ด์š”.]

[Jang Hye-Jin National Representative/Archery (LH)]: No, Iโ€™m still busy going about and giving interviews. Itโ€™s pretty exhausting.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์‹œ์ฐจ ๊ทน๋ณต๋„ ์•ˆ ๋์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์”จ.

It seems like you probably wonโ€™t have recovered from jet lag, either, Miss Ki Bo-bae.

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ์ง€๊ธˆ ์‹œ์ฐจ์ ์‘์ด ๋งŽ์ด ์•ˆ ๋œ ์ƒํƒœ์—ฌ์„œ ๋งŽ์ด ์กธ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ๋Š” ํ•œ๋ฐ ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ๊ฐ€์กฑ๋“ค์ด๋ž‘ ๊ฐ™์€ ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋ณด๋‚ด๋ฉด์„œ ํ–‰๋ณตํ•œ ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋ณด๋‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall): Iโ€™m tired now because I havenโ€™t really adjusted to the time difference, but Iโ€™m spending my time happily with my family.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

ํ๋ง‰์‹๊นŒ์ง€๋Š” ๋Œ€๊ฐœ ์•ˆ ๊ณ„์‹ญ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ, ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค์€?ย 

Our athletes usually arenโ€™t in the closing ceremony?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ์ง€๋‚œ ๋Ÿฐ๋˜์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ ๋•Œ๋Š” ํ๋ง‰์‹๊นŒ์ง€ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ์š”. ์•„๋ฌด๋ž˜๋„ ์ด๋ฒˆ ๋ธŒ๋ผ์งˆ์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ์€ ์ข€ ์น˜์•ˆ ๊ฑฑ์ •์„ ๋งŽ์ด ํ•˜๋‹ค ๋ณด๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์ผ์ฐ ์ €ํฌ๊ฐ€ ๊ท€๊ตญ์„ ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery(Gwangju City Hall: We stayed until the closing ceremony at the last London Olympics. Because we were concerned about the public peace this time at the Brazil Olympics, we went home early.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๋ถˆ์•ˆํ•ด์„œ? ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ์ค‘์— ํ˜น์‹œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ฑด ๋ชป ๋Š๊ผˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ, ์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ์”จ๋Š”?

Because it was uncomfortable? Did you perhaps feel any of that discomfort while participating in the match, Miss Jang Hye-jin?


[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ์ €ํฌ ์–‘๊ถ์žฅ ๋’ค ์ชฝ์ด ์•ฝ๊ฐ„ ๋นˆ๋ฏผ์ดŒ ๊ทธ์ชฝ์ด๋ผ์„œ ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ๋„์ค‘์— ํƒ•ํƒ• ์†Œ๋ฆฌ ๋‚˜๊ธธ๋ž˜ ์ฒ˜์Œ์—๋Š” ์ด๊ฒŒ ๋ฌด์Šจ ์†Œ๋ฆฌ์ธ๊ฐ€ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ด์ œ ๊ฑฐ๊ธฐ ๊ณ„์‹œ๋Š” ๋ถ„๋“คํ•œํ…Œ ๋ฌผ์–ด๋ดค์—ˆ๊ฑฐ๋“ ์š”. ์ € ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ์ด ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜์‹œ๋”๋ผ๊ณ ์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋ฌด์„œ์› ์–ด์š”.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: Behind our archery center there was a poor village. During the match, we heard a bang bang sound, and at first we were like โ€œWhatโ€™s that noise?โ€ So we asked the people there, and they said it was gunfire. So we were a little scared.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ํ™œ ์˜๋Š” ๋ฐ ์ด ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜๋”๋ผ๋Š” ์–˜๊ธฐ์ž–์•„์š”. ๊ทธ ๋‹น์‹œ์—๋Š” ํญ์ฃฝ ์†Œ๋ฆฌ์ธ ์ค„ ์•Œ์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ?

So what you are saying is that you heard the sound of guns while you were shooting your bows. Did you think it was firecrackers at that time?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ๋„ค.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery (LH)]: Yes.

[์•ต์ปค] Anchor

๋‹คํ–‰์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ฐจ๋ผ๋ฆฌ ๊ทธ๊ฒŒ ์ด ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋ผ๊ณ  ์•Œ์•˜์œผ๋ฉด ๋ถˆ์•ˆํ–ˆ์„ ํ…๋ฐ. ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์—ญ์‹œ ๋˜‘๊ฐ™์ด ๋“ค์—ˆ๊ณ ์š”?

Thatโ€™s a relief. You probably would have felt uncomfortable had you known it was gunfire. Did you also think it was just firecrackers, Miss Ki Bo-bae?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ์ €๋„ ๋’ค๋Šฆ๊ฒŒ ์•Œ๊ณ  ๋‚˜๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์†Œ๋ฆ„ ๋ผ์ณค์–ด์š”.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall: I also found out later what the sound was, and when I did, it gave me goosebumps.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ๋‚˜์ €๋‚˜ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋ฉด ํ๋ง‰์‹ ๋•Œ๋Š” ์•„๋ฌด๋„ ์•ˆ ๋‚จ์•„ ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์€ ๋Š๋‚Œ๋„ ๋“ญ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ ‡์ง€๋Š” ์•Š์œผ๋ฆฌ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ด…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๋งˆ๋Š”. ๊ฐ€ ๊ณ„์‹  ๋™์•ˆ์— ํŠนํžˆ ๋‹จ์ฒด์ „์—์„œ ์šฐ์Šนํ•˜์‹  ๋‹ค์Œ์— ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์–˜๊ธฐ๋“ค์ด ๋งŽ์ด ๋‚˜์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์–‘๊ถ์ด์•ผ๋ง๋กœ ์„ ๋ฐœ๊ณผ์ •์ด ๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ํˆฌ๋ช…ํ•˜๊ณ  ํ•ฉ๋ฆฌ์ ์ด๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋ถ„์•ผ๋„ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ํˆฌ๋ช…ํ•˜๊ณ  ํ•ฉ๋ฆฌ์ ์ด์—ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์•„๋งˆ ํ›จ์”ฌ ๋” ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์‚ฌํšŒ๊ฐ€ ์ข‹์•˜์„ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค๋ผ๋Š” ์–˜๊ธฐ๊นŒ์ง€ ๋งŽ์ด ๋‚˜์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•Œ๋ ค์ง„ ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์•„์ฃผ ์ฒ ์ €ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ? ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ๋ˆ„๊ฐ€ ์•ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•ด์„œ ๋ด์ฃผ๊ณ  ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๊ฑด ์—†๋Š” ๊ฑฐ์ฃ ?

If thatโ€™s the case, I feel like no one would have been around at the closing ceremony. It seems that way to me. While you were there, especially after you won the team event, some stories began to come out saying that our archery selection manager is very transparent and rational. People have even said that if other people in our society were like him, we would live much better. Is he really as thorough as I have just described? What I mean is, in the selection process, itโ€™s not like anyone has advantages based off their connections?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ๋„ค, ์‚ฌ์„ ์—์„œ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค์ด ํ™œ์„ ์˜๋Š” ๋งŒํผ ์ €ํฌ๊ฐ€ ์ผ๋‹จ์€ ๋ฌด์กฐ๊ฑด ์ž˜ ์˜๊ณ  ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค์ด 10์ ์„ ์ด๋†“๊ณ  ๋ด์•ผ ๋˜๋Š” ์ƒํ™ฉ์ด๋ผ์„œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ, ์˜†์— ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ํ™˜๊ฒฝ์— ๋”ฐ๋ผ ๋‹ฌ๋ผ์ง€๊ณ  ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๊ฑด ์—†์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery (LH): Yes, the selection competition is really fierce; we first have to shoot well unconditionally and be able to get a score of 10. Thereโ€™s nothing that changes as a result of our connections.


๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜์•ผ ๋Ÿฐ๋˜์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ์— ๊ฐ€์„œ ์šฐ์Šน์„ ํ–ˆ์—ˆ๊ณ โ€ฆ ์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋Š” ๊ทธ๋•Œ๋Š” ์–ด๋• ์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ, ๋Ÿฐ๋˜ ๋•Œ๋Š”?

Miss Ki Bo-bae, you went to the London Olympics and won. How did you do at that time, Miss Jang Hye-jin?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ์•„๋ฌด๋ž˜๋„ 4๋“ฑ์œผ๋กœ ์„ ๋ฐœ์ด ์•ˆ ๋˜๊ณ  ๋‚˜์„œ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋งŽ์ด ์•„์‰ฝ๊ธฐ๋„ ํ–ˆ๊ณ  ์ด์ œ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ํž˜๋“ค์—ˆ์ง€๋งŒ ์ด์ œ ์ œ ์Šค์Šค๋กœ์˜ ๋ถ€์กฑํ•œ ๋ชจ์Šต๋“ค์„ ๋งŽ์ด ๋Œ์•„๋ดค๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ง€๊ธˆ ์ด ์ž๋ฆฌ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐ์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: Because I didnโ€™t even get to fourth place, I wasnโ€™t selected, and I really regretted it. It was pretty hard, and I think Iโ€™m sitting in this chair today because I overcame my personal deficiencies from that time.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๋ณธ์ธ์ด ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ์ œ์ผ ๋งŽ์ด ๋Š๋ผ์…จ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ง€๋‚œ๋ฒˆ์—๋Š” 4๋“ฑ์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐ€์ง€ ๋ชปํ–ˆ์œผ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์ด๋ฒˆ์—๋Š” ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋„ค์š”, ํ•ฉ๋ฆฌ์ ์ธ ์‹œ์Šคํ…œ์— ์˜ํ•ด์„œ. ์–ด์ฐŒ ๋ณด๋ฉด ์•„์ฃผ ์ข‹์€ ์‹œ์Šคํ…œ๊ณผ ๊ฐœ์ธ์˜ ๋…ธ๋ ฅ์ด ๋งŒ๋‚˜์„œ ์–ด๋–ค ๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ์ข‹์€ ์‹œ๋„ˆ์ง€ ํšจ๊ณผ๋ฅผ ๋‚ด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์–‘๊ถ์ด ์•„๋‹Œ๊ฐ€๋ผ๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ๋„ ๋“œ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ทธ๊ฒŒ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ํ’ํ† ์—์„œ ์‚ฌ์‹ค ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์‰ฌ์šด ๊ฑด ์•„๋‹ˆ์ž–์•„์š”, ๊ทธ๋ ‡์ฃ ? ์•„์‹œ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ. ๊ณผ๊ฑฐ์— ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ข…๋ชฉ์—์„œ๋Š” ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ€์ง€ ์–˜๊ธฐ๋“ค๋„ ๋‚˜์˜ค๊ณ  ๋ถˆ๋ฏธ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ์–˜๊ธฐ๋“ค๋„ ๋‚˜์™”๋Š”๋ฐ ์–‘๊ถ์—์„œ๋งŒํผ์€ ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ž๋ฆฌ์žก์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ ์ด์œ ๋ฅผ ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋Š” ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋ณด๊ณ  ๊ณ„์‹ค๊นŒ์š”?

It seems you would have felt that the strongest. You did well this time because you couldnโ€™t get the top four last time. You did it through a rational system. When you look at it, isnโ€™t our archery team the result of a great system and personal effort meeting and benefiting from the synergy they createโ€”in an environment like ours, thatโ€™s not really easy, you know. Right? As you know, in the past at other events, all types of stories came out, including some scandals. What do you think about how it was settled as far as archery is concerned, Miss Ki Bo-bae?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ๋ฌผ๋ก  ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค๋งŒ์˜ ๊ฐœ์ธ์ ์ธ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ธฐ๋Ÿ‰๋งŒ ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ๊ฒŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ๊ทธ ๋’ท๋ฐ›์นจ์ด๋ผ๋“ ์ง€ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ํ˜‘ํšŒ์˜ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๋ฌผ์‹ฌ์–‘๋ฉด์˜ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ํ’์กฑํ•œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ง€์›์ด ๋’ท๋ฐ›์นจ์ด ๋ผ์•ผ ์•„๋ฌด๋ž˜๋„ ๋˜ ์ข‹์€ ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ๊ฐ€ ๋”ฐ๋ผ์˜ค์ง€ ์•Š๋‚˜ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall)]: Of course, an athlete’s personal ability is not the only important thing. Whether you call it back-up or regard it as the material and emotional support of an association, I think you need that type of support in order to obtain good results.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ ์งˆ๋ฌธ ๋“œ๋ฆฐ ๊ฑด ์•„๋‹Œ๋ฐ.

Thatโ€™s not the question I asked, though.

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ์•„, ๊ทธ๋ž˜์š”?]
[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall)]: Oh, really?


[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์—ญ์‹œ ๊ธด์žฅ์„ ํ•˜์‹  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์•„์ฃผ ์ฒ ์ €ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ๊ด€์  ์„ฑ์ ์— ์˜ํ•ด์„œ๋งŒ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๊ฑฐ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋„ ์‹ ๊ฒฝ ์“ฐ์ง€ ์•Š๊ณ  ์ธ๊ฐ„๊ด€๊ณ„๋ผ๋“ ๊ฐ€ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ€์ง€ ์—ฐ์ด๋ผ๋“ ๊ฐ€ ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๊ฑฐ ์‹ ๊ฒฝ ์•ˆ ์“ฐ๊ณ  ์ •๋ง ์ฒ ์ €ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์‹ค๋ ฅ ์œ„์ฃผ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค๋กœ๋งŒ ๋ฝ‘๋Š”๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ํ’ํ† ์—์„œ๋Š” ์‰ฝ์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ง์”€๋“œ๋ ธ๋Š”๋ฐ ์–‘๊ถ์—์„œ๋Š” ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ํ•ด ์™”์ž–์•„์š”. ์–‘๊ถ์€ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ํ•ด ์™”์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์›๋™๋ ฅ์ด๋ž„๊นŒ, ๋ฐฐ๊ฒฝ์ด๋ž„๊นŒ. ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฑธ๊นŒ์š”? ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์–ด๋ ค์šด ์งˆ๋ฌธ์ธ๊ฐ€์š”?

You really do seem nervous. So when our team selects athletes, we do so just looking through thoroughly objective results? Thereโ€™s no consideration of the connections one has or ageโ€”selections are made just purely based on ability? That doesnโ€™t seem easy in our cultural climate, but our archer team has managed it. Would you call this an impetus of archery? Or is it the background of our teamโ€”which one? Is the question too hard?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ์–ด๋ ค์›Œ์š”.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall)]: Itโ€™s hard.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์ทจ์†Œํ• ๊นŒ์š”? ์•Œ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ทจ์†Œํ•˜๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์™œ๋ƒํ•˜๋ฉด ๋ณธ์ธ๋“ค์€ ์‚ฌ์‹ค ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ฑธ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•  ํ•„์š”๋„ ์—†์ด ๋Š˜ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ํ•ด ์™”๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์™œ ๊ทธ๋žฌ์„๊นŒ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•  ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ด์œ ๋Š” ์—†์—ˆ์„์ง€๋„ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ € ๊ฐ™์€ ์†์ธ์ด ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๊ธฐ์— ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ข€ ๋Œ€๋‹จํ•˜๋‹ค๋ผ๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์ด ๋“ค์–ด์„œ ์งˆ๋ฌธ์„ ๋“œ๋ ธ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ทจ์†Œํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•Œ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋ฉด ํ•œ ๊ฐ€์ง€๋งŒ ๋” ์–ด๋ ค์šด ์งˆ๋ฌธ ํ•ด์•ผ ๋˜๊ฒ ๋„ค์š”. ์•„๋ฌด ๋ถ„์ด๋‚˜ ๋Œ€๋‹ตํ•˜์…”๋„ ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด๋ฒˆ ์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ์„ ํŠนํžˆ ๊ฑฐ์น˜๋ฉด์„œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์–˜๊ธฐ๋“ค ๋งŽ์ด ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ํŠนํžˆ ์ผ๋ณธํ•˜๊ณ ๋„ ๋น„๊ต๊ฐ€ ๋˜๋ฉด์„œ ์ด๋ฅธ๋ฐ” ์—˜๋ฆฌํŠธ ์ฒด์œก๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ์‚ฌํšŒ์ฒด์œก์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ์•„์ฃผ ์žฅ๊ธฐ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋ณด๋ฉด ๋” ์ข‹์€ ๊ฒƒ์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ƒ๋ผ๋Š” ์–˜๊ธฐ๋“ค์„ ์‚ฌ์‹ค ์ „๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋งŽ์ด ํ•ด ์™”๋Š”๋ฐ ๋‘ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ์‹ค ๊ฑฐ๊ธฐ์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด์„œ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋‹ต๋ณ€ํ• ์ง€๋„ ์ €๋Š” ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๊ถ๊ธˆํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด๊ฒƒ๋„ ์–ด๋ ค์šด ์งˆ๋ฌธ์ธ๊ฐ€์š”?

Shall we not discuss it? Okay. Weโ€™ll just drop this topic. Because actually you always come without having the need to think about this type of stuff, you might not know the answer. I asked because I personally thought it was amazing. Letโ€™s drop this topic, though. Okay. Then, it looks like I have to ask one more difficult question. Anyone can answer. During this Olympics, some stories came out comparing us to Japan, saying that it would be better for us in the long term to move towards societal physical education rather than focus on just elite physical education. These opinions have been floating about, and Iโ€™m really curious to know how you two would respond. Is this also a hard question?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ํ•œ๋งˆ๋””๋กœ ๋ง์”€๋“œ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด ์ƒํ™œ์ฒด์œก์ด๋ž‘ ๋น„์ธ๊ธฐ ์ข…๋ชฉ, ์ธ๊ธฐ ์ข…๋ชฉ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋ง์”€ํ•˜์‹œ๋Š” ๊ฑด๊ฐ€์š”?]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: If you had to say it in just one word, do you mean something like recreational sports, popular events, and popular events?

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค์„ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋ฝ‘์•„์„œ ์ฒ ์ €ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๊ด€๋ฆฌํ•˜๊ณ โ€ฆ ๊ทธ๋ ‡์ฃ ? ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๋ณด๋‹ค ์ €๋ณ€์„ ๋” ํ™•๋Œ€ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๋Š๋ƒ ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์˜๊ฒฌ๋“ค์ด๊ฒ ์ฃ . ํ‹€๋ฆฐ ์–˜๊ธฐ๋Š” ์•„๋‹ˆ์ฃ . ์ด ์งˆ๋ฌธ๋„ ์ทจ์†Œํ•˜๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

Iโ€™m saying athletes are selected this way [though elite physical education] and thoroughly maintainedโ€ฆright? There are opinions that instead of following our current system, expanding the recruiting base is more important. Itโ€™s not inaccurate, you know. I will also dump this question.

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ์ฃ„์†กํ•ด์š”. ๋„์›€์ด ๋ชป ๋˜์–ด ๋“œ๋ ค์„œ.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: Iโ€™m sorry. I canโ€™t help you.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์•„๋‹™๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋Ÿด ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋˜ ์–ผ๋งˆ๋“ ์ง€ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜์‹ค ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ๋„ ๊ฐ€๊ณ  ๋˜ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ํ›Œ๋ฅญํ•œ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค์„ ์ž˜ ์–‘์„ฑํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ๊ฒŒ ์ข‹๊ฒ ์ฃ .

No. Thatโ€™s fine, too. You havenโ€™t had long to think about it. But it would be great and important to go and train more amazing athletes.

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ์ €ํฌ๊ฐ€ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋‚˜๋ผ๋“ค์— ๋น„ํ•ด์„œ ์ดˆ๋“ฑํ•™๊ต ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์šฐ์ˆ˜ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค์„ ๋ฐœ๊ตดํ•˜๊ธฐ๊นŒ์ง€ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ณผ์ •๋“ค์ด ์ด์ œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์™ธ๊ตญ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋›ฐ์–ด๋‚˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐ์„ ํ•˜๊ฑฐ๋“ ์š”. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์— ์žˆ์–ด์„œ ์ด์ œ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋‚˜๋ผ ์–‘๊ถ์ด ์ข€ ๋” ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋‚˜๋ผ์— ๋น„ํ•ด์„œ ์‹ค๋ ฅ ๊ฐ™์€ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ์ข€ ๋” ์šฐ์ˆ˜ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๋‚˜ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: But I think if you compare Korea with other countries, we have a great process for selecting athletes because we discover them as early as elementary school. So I think that because of this our archery team is more skilled than those of other nations.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ๋ ‡์ฃ . ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ข‹์€ ๋ฉด์ด ์žˆ๊ธฐ๋Š” ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๋น„๋‹จ ์–‘๊ถ๋งŒ ๋†“๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š” ์–˜๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ๋ชจ๋“  ์Šคํฌ์ธ  ๋ถ„์•ผ์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด์„œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ชฝ์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์ข‹์ง€ ์•Š๊ฒ ๋ƒ ํ•˜๋Š” ์˜๊ฒฌ๋“ค์ด ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋งŒ ์ „ํ•ด ๋“œ๋ฆฌ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด๋ฒˆ์—๋Š” ๋‹ต๋ณ€ํ•˜์‹ค ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์งˆ๋ฌธ์„ ๋“œ๋ฆฌ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜๊ป˜. ๊ฑฑ์ •๋˜์‹ญ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ?

Thatโ€™s right. Thatโ€™s a great aspect. Iโ€™m of the opinion that it would be great for us to move in that direction for all sports, not just archery. I will now ask the next question to Miss Ki Bo-bae. Are you nervous?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ๋„ค.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall)]: Yes.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์ €๋Š” ์ด๊ฒŒ ๊ถ๊ธˆํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์–‘๊ถ์€ ๊ฐ์œผ๋กœ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๋ƒ, ์ฒ ์ €ํ•œ ์–ด๋–ค ๊ณ„์‚ฐ, ๊ณต์‹์— ์˜ํ•œ ๊ณ„์‚ฐ์ด ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ๊ฐ€, ํ™œ์„ ์  ๋•Œ. ์˜ˆ๋ฅผ ๋“ค๋ฉด ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋ง์”€๋“œ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฑด ํ’ํ–ฅ, ๊ทธ๋ ‡์ฃ ? ํ’์† ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค. ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๊ฑธ ์ฒ ์ €ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๊ณ„์‚ฐํ•ด์„œ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด๋ƒ, ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ๊ณผ ๋™์‹œ์— ๋˜ ์„ ์ˆ˜ ๊ฐœ์ธ์˜ ๊ฐ์ด ๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์–ด๋–จ๊นŒ์š”?

I was wondering about this: is it important to do archery based off your feelings, or is it more important to be formally thorough and calculative when you shoot the bow? For example, is it important for an athlete to rely on her senses when she shoots?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋ณด๋ฉด ์ด๋Ÿฐ ํ™˜๊ฒฝ์ ์ธ ์š”์ธ์ด๋ผ๋“ ์ง€ ๋ฐ”๋žŒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ณ„์‚ฐ์€ ํ•ด์•ผ ๋˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋งˆ์ฐฌ๊ฐ€์ง€์ง€๋งŒ ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ฐ๊ฐ์ ์ธ ๊ฒŒ ๋” ์ €๋Š” ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•„๋ฌด๋ž˜๋„ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์™ธ๋ถ€์ ์ธ ํ™˜๊ฒฝ๋„ ๋ชธ์œผ๋กœ ๋Š๋ผ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์˜คํžˆ๋ ค ๊ฐ๊ฐ์ ์ธ ๊ฒŒ ๋” ์šฐ์„ ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ์ €๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall)]: When you look at it, there are environmental factors that you need to take into consideration, such as the wind. You need to calculate these, but I think the athleteโ€™s senses are more important. External factors are just something the archer needs to sense with her body, so I think the athleteโ€™s senses should be considered the most important.


ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋Š” ๊ณต์‹์— ์˜ํ•ด์„œ ๊ณ„์‚ฐํ•œ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋ชปํ•  ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ์–ด๋”” ์žˆ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ, ๊ทธ๋ ‡์ฃ ? ๊ฐ์ด ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ๊ฑฐ๊ฒ ์ฃ . ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ์„ ์ˆ˜๊ป˜ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ์—ฌ์ญค๋ณด๊ฒ ๋Š”๋ฐ ์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ์„ ์ˆ˜์˜ ํŠน์ง•์€ ๋”ฑ ๊ฒจ๋ˆˆ ๋‹ค์Œ์— ์–ผ๋งˆ ์•ˆ ๊ฑธ๋ฆฐ๋‹ค๋ฉด์„œ์š”?

There are probably people who canโ€™t do it if they formally calculate, right? Feelings are probably the most important factor. So I will ask you, Miss Jang Hye-jin, people say your unique trait is that it doesnโ€™t take you long to shoot your bow. Is that true?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ํƒ€์ด๋ฐ์ด ์งง์€ ํŽธ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH): My timing is pretty quick.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

ํ•œ ๋‹ค์Œ์— ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์˜๋ฉด ๊ทธ๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€์„œ ๋งž๋Š”. ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ๋” ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋œ ์“ฐ๋Š” ํŽธ์ธ๊ฐ€์š”?

You shoot one after the other. Are you quicker or slower than Miss Ki Bo-bae?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ์ปจ๋””์…˜์ด ์ข‹์„ ๋•Œ์—๋Š” ๋งŽ์ด ์งง์€ ํŽธ์ด๊ณ  ์ด์ œ ๋ณด๋ฐฐ๊ฐ€ ์•„๊นŒ ๋งํ–ˆ๋“ฏ์ด ๊ฐ์ด ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค๋งŒ์˜ ๊ฐ์ž ๊ฐ์ด ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ๊ทธ ๊ฐ์ด ์กฐ๊ธˆ์”ฉ ๋‚˜๋น ์งˆ ๋•Œ์—๋Š” ์ €๋„ ํƒ€์ด๋ฐ์ด ๊ธธ์–ด์ง€๋Š” ์ƒํ™ฉ์ด์—์š”.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: When my condition is good, Iโ€™m really quick, and like Bo-bae just said, archers who rely on their senses each have their own sense of feeling. When that feeling is bad, my timing also takes longer.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์ด๊ฑด ๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ์„ค๋ช…ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์–ด๋ ค์šด ๊ฑฐ์ผ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ์š”. ๊ทธ ๊ฐ์€ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์ข‹๋‹ค, ๋‚˜์˜๋‹ค๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋ฉด ๋ณธ์ธ์ด ์•Œ ์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ?

This is an extremely difficult topic to explain. How can you know if your feeling is good or bad?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ์ €ํฌ๊ฐ€ ํ™œ์„ ๋‹น๊ธฐ๋ฉด์„œ ์†์—์„œ ํ™œ์„ ๋†“๊ธฐ๊นŒ์ง€ ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ ๊ฐ๊ฐ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•ด์•ผ ๋˜๋‚˜. ๋”ฑ ๋†“์•˜์„ ๋•Œ 10์ ์ด๋‹ค, 9์ ์ด๋‹ค, ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด ์žˆ๊ฑฐ๋“ ์š”.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: While we pull the bow and release it from our hands, we feel it in our fingers. When we release it, we feel โ€œThis will be a score of 10 or a score of 9.โ€ We have this type of feeling.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ๋ ‡์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ? ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ์—์„œ ๋ง›์ด ๋Š๊ปด์ง€๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๊ตฐ์š”, ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ?

Is that so? Itโ€™s as if you can feel it in your fingers, right?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ๋‚š์‹œํ•˜๋“ฏ์ด ์†๋ง›์ด ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๋Š๋‚Œ?]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: Maybe itโ€™s like the way you can feel it in your hands when you fish?

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์ด์ œ ์ข€ ํ’€๋ฆฌ์‹œ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ฃ„์†กํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด๊ฒŒ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋ต™์ž๋งˆ์ž ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์•„๊นŒ ๋”ฑ๋”ฑํ•œ ์งˆ๋ฌธ์„ ๋“œ๋ ค์„œ ์˜คํžˆ๋ ค ๋” ๊ธด์žฅ์‹œ์ผœ๋“œ๋ฆฌ์ง€ ์•Š์•˜๋‚˜ ๊ฑฑ์ •์„ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ด์ œ ์ข€ ํ’€๋ฆฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ๋‹คํ–‰์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ธํ„ฐ๋ทฐ๋ฅผ ๊ฝค ์˜ค๋ž˜ํ•ด ์™”๋Š”๋ฐ ์•„์ง๊นŒ์ง€ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋ฉ€์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์š”๋ น์ด ์—†์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค, ์ œ๊ฐ€. ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋„ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ฐ์„ ๋Š๋ผ์‹œ๋‚˜์š”?

It seems like youโ€™ve solved it now. Sorry. Earlier I worried that I was making you even more nervous by asking you such difficult questions as soon as we met, but now that youโ€™ve solved that one, Iโ€™m relieved. Iโ€™m interviewing today for the first time in a long time, and it seems Iโ€™m still really distant. Iโ€™m without any know-how. Do you also feel that same feeling in your hands, Miss Ki Bo-bae?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ์ง„์งœ ์ €ํฌ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค๋ผ๋ฆฌ๋„ ํ•˜๋Š” ์–˜๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ํ•ญ์ƒ ๋˜‘๊ฐ™์€ ํ™œ์„ ์˜๊ณ  ๋งค์ผ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ 400๋ฐœ ๋„˜๋Š” ํ™”์‚ด์„ ์˜๋Š”๋ฐ ํ•˜๋ฃจํ•˜๋ฃจ๊ฐ€ ๋ชธ ์ƒํƒœ๊ฐ€ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋‹ค๋ฅผ ์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋Š๋ƒ, ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๋ง์„ ํ•  ๋•Œ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์–ด์š”.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery(Gwangju City Hall)]: We have an expression between us archers. To us, it feels like we shoot the same bow every time, and we shoot it over 400 times every day. We sometimes ask how it is that despite this, it feels different every time we shoot.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ๋ ‡์ฃ . ์ €๋„ ๋งค์ผ๋งค์ผ ๋ฐฉ์†กํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋งค์ผ ๊ฐ์ด ๋˜ ๋‹ค๋ฅผ ๋•Œ๋„ ์žˆ๊ฑฐ๋“ ์š”. ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์ดํ•ด๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋ณด๋ฉด ์–ด์ฐŒ ๋ณด๋ฉด ์•„๋ฌด๋‚˜ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฑด ์•„๋‹Œ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค๋ผ๋Š” ๋Š๋‚Œ๋„ ๋“ญ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค, ์–‘๊ถ์ด๋ผ๋Š” ๊ฒŒ.

Thatโ€™s right. I also broadcast every day, but the feeling is different every time. When you put it that way, I can understand it.ย  And I also feel that when you look at it like that, itโ€™s not really something that everyone can doโ€”archery, I mean.

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ์ฒ˜์Œ ์ ‘ํ•˜์‹œ๋ฉด ์ข€ ํž˜๋“ค์ฃ , ์•„๋ฌด๋ž˜๋„.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: Itโ€™s hard when you first come into it, I guess.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๋‹น๊ธฐ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋ณดํ†ต ํž˜์ด ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ฑด ์•„๋‹ ํ…๋ฐ. ์ €๋Š” ํ•œ ๋ฒˆ๋„ ์•ˆ ํ•ด ๋ด์„œ ์ž˜ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๋งˆ๋Š”.

It also seems like you need to use a lot of strength to pull the bow. Iโ€™ve never tried it, so I donโ€™t really know, butโ€ฆ

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ๊ฑด์žฅํ•œ ๋‚จ์„ฑ๋“ค์ด ๋‹น๊ธฐ๊ธฐ์—๋„ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋ฒ„๊ฑฐ์›Œํ•ด์š”. ์„ ์ˆ˜์šฉ ํ™œ์€.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery(LH)]: Itโ€™s even a little difficult for burly men to pull professional bows.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ๋ ‡์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ? ๋” ๋Œ€๋‹จํ•ด ๋ณด์ด์‹ญ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ž ๊น ์žŠ์–ด๋ฒ„๋ฆฐ ๊ฒŒ ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ฐ™์ด ๋ชป ์˜ค์‹  ์ตœ๋ฏธ์„  ์„ ์ˆ˜๋Š” ์ž˜ ์žˆ์ฃ ? ์ง€๊ธˆ ์ง‘์— ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ, ๊ด‘์ฃผ์—?

Is that so? That makes you seem even more amazing. I forgot to mentionโ€”is the athlete Choi Mi-seon also doing well? I know she couldnโ€™t come today; did she go back to her home in Gwangju?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ๋„ค. ์†Œ์†ํŒ€์— ๋‚ด๋ ค๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์–ด์š”.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery(Gwangju City Hall)]: Yes, she went down to be with her team.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์†Œ์†ํŒ€์—. ์‹œ์ฒญ์ž๋ถ„๋“ค๊ป˜์„œ ๊ธฐ์™•์ด๋ฉด ์ตœ๋ฏธ์„  ์„ ์ˆ˜๋„ ๊ฐ™์ด ์ข€ ๋ชจ์…จ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹์•˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค๋ผ๋Š” ๋ง์”€์„ ํ•ด ์ฃผ์…”์„œ ์•ˆ๋ถ€ ์ข€ ์—ฌ์ญค๋ดค์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฐ™์ด ์˜ค์…จ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹์•˜์„ ํ…๋ฐ ๋ณธ์ธ์ด ๊ฐœ์ธ์ „ ๋๋‚˜๊ณ  ๋งŽ์ด ์„œ์šดํ•ด ํ–ˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์€๋ฐ ๋งŽ์ด ์ข€ ์œ„๋กœ๋ฅผ ํ•ด ์ฃผ์…จ์ฃ ?

The viewers told Choi Mi-seonโ€™s team that it would have been nice if she could come as well, seeing as she is one of the best. It would have been great to have had you all come together, but you must have been a little sad after your individual competitions ended. Did she comfort you a lot?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐยท์žฅํ˜œ์ง„/์–‘๊ถ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ : ๋„ค.]

[Ki Bo-bae/Jang Hye-jin/Archery National Representatives] Yes.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์•Œ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•œ ๊ฐ€์ง€ ์งˆ๋ฌธ๋งŒ ๋” ๋“œ๋ฆฌ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‘ ์„ ์ˆ˜์˜ ๊ณตํ†ต์ ์ด๋ผ๋ฉด ์•„์ฃผ ์–ด๋ ธ์„ ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋‘๊ฐ์„ ๋‚˜ํƒ€๋‚ด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ๊ณ  ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋“ค์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ค‘ยท๊ณ ๋“ฑํ•™๊ต ๋•Œ๋Š” ํฐ ๋‘๊ฐ์„ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋‚˜ํƒ€๋‚ด์ง€ ๋ชปํ•˜๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์ค‘์— ์ ์  ๋” ์ข‹์•„์ง„โ€ฆ ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋ณด๋ฉด ์ดˆ๋ฐ˜์— ์ข€ ์•„์ฃผ ์ž˜ ์˜๋Š” ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค ๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ์ขŒ์ ˆํ•œ ๊ฒƒ์€ ์—†์—ˆ๋Š”์ง€. ๊ทธ๋Ÿผ์—๋„ ๋ถˆ๊ตฌํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ทน๋ณตํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ ๊ฑด ๋ญ˜๊นŒ์š”? ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์”จ?

Okay. I will ask you one more question. Iโ€™ve heard that you two have something in commonโ€”that when you were both young, you had not really distinguished yourselves. So you werenโ€™t that distinguished during middle and high school, but you gradually bettered yourselves later onโ€ฆ So when you first started, did you feel frustrated when you watched archers who were really good? What was it that you had to overcome? Miss Ki Bo-bae?

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ์ € ์—ญ์‹œ๋„ ์ด์ œ ๊ณ ๋“ฑํ•™๊ต ๋•Œ ์Šฌ๋Ÿผํ”„๋ฅผ ํ•œ ๋ฒˆ ๊ฒช์—ˆ์—ˆ๊ณ ์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ž˜ํ•˜๋Š” ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค ๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ์ง„์งœ ๋ถ€๋Ÿฌ์›€์˜ ๋Œ€์ƒ์ด์—ˆ์ฃ , ๊ทธ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค์ด. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ๋‚˜๋„ ์–ธ์ œ์ฏค ์ €๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๊ธˆ๋ฉ”๋‹ฌ ๋”ธ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„๊นŒ๋ผ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ƒ๊ฐ์„ ๋งŽ์ด ํ–ˆ์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ํ•ญ์ƒ ์ œ ์ž๋ฆฌ์—์„œ ํ•œ ๋ฐœ, ํ•œ ๋ฐœ ์ตœ์„ ์„ ๋‹คํ•˜๋‹ค ๋ณด๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ๊ทธ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค์„ ๋›ฐ์–ด๋„˜๊ณ  ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ •์ƒ์˜ ์ž๋ฆฌ๊นŒ์ง€ ์„ค ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall)]: I really suffered a serious slump in high school. When I watched the other really good athletes, I was really jealous of them. I always wondered if I could someday win a gold medal like them, but I always kept moving forward step-by-step and gave it my all. The result is that I overtook those friends and eventually came to stand at the top.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ์”จ๋„์š”?

You, too, Miss Jang Hye-jin?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ๋„ค.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery (LH)]): Yes.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๋„ค, ํ•ด ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ์‹œ๋ฉดโ€ฆ.
Yes, if you would continueโ€ฆ

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ์ €๋„ ๋งˆ์ฐฌ๊ฐ€์ง€๋กœ ์ œ๊ฐ€ 2010๋…„๋„์— ์ฒ˜์Œ์œผ๋กœ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ๊ฐ€ ๋์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ทธ์ „๊นŒ์ง€๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๋˜๊ฒŒ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋ชฉํ‘œ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๋˜๊ฒŒ ์ž‘์€ ๋ชฉํ‘œ์— ๋งŒ์กฑํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์‚ด์•˜์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ 2009๋…„๋„ ๋Œ€ํ‘œ 8๋ช…์„ ๋ฝ‘๋Š”๋ฐ 9๋“ฑ์„ ํ•œ ์ ์ด ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜๋„ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒ ๋‹ค๋ผ๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์ด ๋“ค๋ฉด์„œ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋” ์ด์ œ ์•…์ฐฉ๊ฐ™์ด ์—ฐ์Šต์„ ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery (LH)]: I also was first selected as a national representative in 2010. Until that time, I was satisfied with just accomplishing small goals, but in 2009, they chose the top eight representatives. I was in 9th place. Ever since then, Iโ€™ve really practiced pretty stubbornly thinking that I also could be one of the top representatives.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๋„์ฟ„์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ๋„ ๋„์ „ํ•˜์‹ค ๊ฑฐ์ฃ , ๋ฌผ๋ก ?

Youโ€™ll definitely compete in the Tokyo Olympics as well, right?

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ๋„ค. ํ•ด ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฐ๊นŒ์ง€ ํ•ด ๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery (LH)]: Yes, I want to seeย the land of the rising sun.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ทธ๋•Œ ๋งŒ์•ฝ ๋‹จ์ฒด์ „์—์„œ ์ด๊ธฐ๋ฉด 3์—ฐํŒจ๊ฐ€ ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค, ๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋Š”. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ๊ทธ์ „์— ์•„๊นŒ ๋ง์”€๋“œ๋ฆฐ ๋Œ€๋กœ ๊ทธ ํ˜น๋…ํ•œ ์„ ๋ฐœ์ „์„ ๊ฑฐ์ณ์•ผ ๋˜๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋ณด๋ฉด ์ฐธ ํž˜๋“ค๊ฒ ๋‹ค ํ•˜๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์„ ๋‹ค์‹œ ํ•œ ๋ฒˆ ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋„ค์š”. ๊ณ ์ƒ๋“ค ๋งŽ์ด ํ•˜์…จ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด ์†Œ๋ฆฌ ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฐ์„œ ํ™œ ์˜๊ณ  ์˜ค์‹œ๋Š๋ผ๊ณ  ๊ณ ์ƒ๋“ค ๋งŽ์ด ํ•˜์…จ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด์ œ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ์‰ฌ์‹œ๊ณ  ์‹œ์ฐจ ๊ทน๋ณต์„ ํ•˜์‹œ๊ณ  ํ•˜์…จ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋„ค์š”. ์˜ค๋Š˜ ๋‚˜์™€์ฃผ์…”์„œ ๊ณ ๋ง™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

If at that time you win in the team competition, it will become three successive victories, Miss Ki Bo-bae. But as you said before, the selection process for representatives is really harsh and intense. Because you have to pass it, I think itโ€™s really difficult to be part of the team. ย You even competed in a place surrounded by gunfire. Youโ€™ve really worked hard. I hope you can rest a little now and overcome your jet lag. Thank you so much for coming onto the program today.

[์žฅํ˜œ์ง„ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(LH) : ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Jang Hye-jin National Representative/Archery (LH)]: Thank you.

[์•ต์ปค] [Anchor]

๊ณ ๋ง™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

Thank you.

[๊ธฐ๋ณด๋ฐฐ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€๋Œ€ํ‘œ/์–‘๊ถ(๊ด‘์ฃผ์‹œ์ฒญ) : ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.]

[Ki Bo-bae National Representative/Archery (Gwangju City Hall)]: Thank you.

Thanks to Jordan for translation help.ย 

Rio 2016 Olympics – a postscript

23 August, 2016

Quite a long post today. I’ve been back in the UK for five days, but I’m still dreaming about Rio every night. Odd new sports. Athletes in desperate need of quotes. It’s left an impression on me. I hope it did the same for you.

OK. Firstly,ย the Olympic channel has finally got busy and started putting up videos from the finals on YouTube – although their attention to detail (& logic) leaves something to be desired. You can watch everything currently available on this playlist here.ย Some of the highlights:

Women’s individual final with (I think) BBC commentary here (you may have to click for an external link)

Men’s individual gold medal match here:

Just a bit of the women’s team bronze and gold medal matches here (spoiler alert):

Hardly anyย of the sublime men’s team final here:

…but most of the men’s team bronze match here. Well done Alec and the boys:

Then there’s a really quite funny quiz with Brady Ellison:

Want baffling, dialogue-and-narrative-free ‘highlights’ of Mauro Nespoli’s big dance? ย Knock yourself out. And there’s plenty more on the full playlist – although right now, frankly, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.ย Keep an eye on it, perhaps it will in the future.ย (in contrast, you can watch full replays of London 2012 sessions).


So after the match between Chang Hyejin and the North Korean archer Kang Un Ju, the latter sprinted through the press mixed zone like Usain Bolt with two dozen screaming Korean journos reaching after her and gunning the Nikons. Shortly afterwards, I was informed that there was a weird incident involving a dodgy Korean (presumably South) camera crew out the back of the venue trying to interview Un Ju and getting some cables ripped out the back of their camera by her ‘coaches’ (read: minders).

Suffice it to say, both archers were very much expected to win that match, the only direct one-on-one North v South matchup of the entire Games (if I checked correctly). ย Hyejin suggested cooly afterwards: ‘It gathered a lot of attention in our country.ย I had a lot of pressure and I knew that I needed to win it.” whichย I suspect is a grand understatement. It’s a bit of a shame, especially as elsewhere there was a rather sweet story involving North and South Korean gymnasts getting a selfie together.


Photo: Reuters


There’s a bit of fallout from the teams which didn’t perform as hoped; looks like Malaysian coach Lee Jae Hyung might be paying the price for not taking any of his team quite deep enough.

Despite the clean sweep of gold medals in the Sambodromo, the Republic of Korea came up a little short of expectations in Rio, with fencing falling shortย and their most famous athlete, swimmer Park Tae-hwan not even making his big final.

Taiwan, more commonly known around these parts as Chinese Taipei (the very short version: it’s complicated) took a well-deserved bronze in the women’s team event. Apparently Taiwan, despite taking just a handful of medals in an eventful Games for the country, is theย strongest Olympic performer of all time if you adjust for GDP, as this interesting article points out.

Off the Games, there’s this thing about a corner of the archery world I knew nothing about:ย Ancient Indonesian archery finds mark in the modern world


Bow - arch

“I think this is a really iconic Games. It is also a Games in the middle of reality. They were not organised in a bubble. They were organised in a city where there are social problems, social divides, where real life continued and I think it was very good for everybody.

“To be close to reality and not to have it in a bubble for 16 days, the Games somehow being isolated. To be in the middle of it, to see reality and by seeing this to put sport into perspective.” – Thomas Bach, president of the IOC

I’m going to discuss a few things now. I suspect the Rio Games will be remembered for a long, long time, as a major pivotal point in Olympic history. The ‘old model’ is gone.

In the end, despite terrible doomsaying and a handful of dark mishaps, it went off mostly without a hitch – but against an unignoreable backdrop of a city struggling to put on the event financially and a population that seemed to largely, but certainly not completely, turn its back. They did it very much their way. The best bits shone bright, but the empty seats across the board, whether due to disinterest or overpricing or sheer distance from anything else, told a tale which was impossible for a global TV audience to ignore.

Few cities on Earth could have lived up to 2012. ย London sold out almost every ticket across the Games, which no Olympics has ever got close to before , and may never again. The London Paralympics was almost sold out before it started. The British people – belatedly – got fully behind it, seeing sports they’d never heard of, plus London has hundreds of large immigrant communities from all over the worldย which helped to fill seats everywhere. For example, there are over 15,000 Koreans resident in London, who bought a lot of tickets for archery, taekwondo and much else besides. And London is a densely populated, obscenely wealthyย city with a lot more potential for an extended legacy for the infrastructure.

So it was always going to be difficult to follow London (let alone Beijing and/or Sochi), but as many people at home and away have said to me, there seemed to be something missing – a genuine sense of festival, or a sense of the transformative power of sport. For spectators, there was nagging feeling that it might not quite have been worth it. The full competition had many highlights across the board, but without that collective atmosphere, that powerful sense of identity.

In Rio, the threat of Zika and crime scared off more casual tourists, whatever the milder reality might have been. The tickets were far tooย expensive, justย as they were for working people in London, but Brazilย is in a horrible recession with rampant unemployment – and there were many other issues over the buildup that I’m sure you’ve already read about over and again. And I’m not sure if anyone realises quite how long-term toxic the wider issues with doping in athletics, the flagship of the fleet, have been to the Olympics overall.

A less-mentioned problemย is a general lack of Olympic cultural identity. Britain (for example) has a long legacy and cultural memory of Olympic participation and success, from Coe and Ovett and Thompson in the 80s, Redgrave & Backley in the 90s etc. It’s a part of the culture, and there are collective memories of it and being part of it.

cristo 4

yeah, I went up it. like everyone else (it was brilliant)

It’s a shame, but many Brazilians just don’t have that sense of the Olympicsย as being something the country is involved in, where Brazil plays a part in the narrative. (They love some sports – ย football, of course, and volleyball; the only two sports that really shifted a lot of tickets). But a lot of the rest of it just didn’t register as something youย could play a part in, and the average person in Rio had more pressing things on their mind.

When even the athletics session for Usain Bolt running the 100m, an event watched by two billion people in 2012,ย isn’t sold out, you know something isย veryย wrong. ย (It didn’t help that, due to TV demands, the athletics ran very late and finished close to midnight, in a part of town that isn’t the best and is ill-served by public transport).

Ultimately the people spoke, and they said: There are more important things than a canoe slalom course. And of course, they are absolutely right. I still believe in the Olympics as a powerful force for good in the world, as the single time every four years when the world comes together to celebrate what humans can achieve. But it has become, in the 21st century, something that is too simply large, too expensive, and too difficult to impose upon people in its present form.

Believe it or not, when Rio was awarded the Games in 2009, on a grand-scale it seemed like a genuinely brilliant idea. The economy was going through the roof. Oil was at record highs. It fit past Olympic narratives of a national power thrusting fully into the world after a long period in the wilderness. Memories of Tokyo ’64, with a modern industrial nation emerging from losing a war, and similar tales at Seoul in 1988. There’s a strong sense that everybodyย wanted it to work like that;ย Brazil, with all its extraordinary natural advantages and increasing financial clout, finally taking a place at the forefront of the modern world with a Rioย Olympics as a catalyst. Everyone was hopeful.

But there’s a grim proverb popular over there: “Brazil is the country of the future, and always will be.” It didn’t quite happen as intended, for reasons recounted ad nauseam already, and because of that, a lot of rather bright light has been shone on the Olympic movement, the IOC, its legacies and its future.

I count myself very lucky indeed to have been able to visit such a great country with some of the mostย wonderful people I’ve ever met – and Rio itself is a extraordinary place, rugged and difficult, but often exquisitely beautiful, with a manic, creative energy unlike anywhere else on earth. It would be a terrible shame if the legacy isย as grim as manyย are predicting. And when I think about some of the brilliant, brilliant Olympians I met, the athletes who had worked so incredibly hard, and the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Sambodromo, all working to make something amazing, I start welling up once again.


There’s a gazillion articles out there this week about the wider Olympics. (If you want to keep it frivolous, I recommend this one.)

Some more interesting longread postscript articles you might enjoy:

After the party: Rio wakes up to an Olympic hangover, by Luis Eduardo Sores, which explains much of the background to the Rio Games and where the city goes after this.

Rio 2016 was not an easy Olympics but has been saved by the brilliance of the sport, by Nick Butler at insidethegames, which talks a lot about the IOC’s role in Rio.

Rio Notebook: Reconciling The Olympics Bubble by Caley Fretz on Velonews.

OK, thanks for reading. Let’s get ready for the Paras. Cheers, John.






Rio 2016 Olympic Games – men’s individual

13 August, 2016

Last day in the Sambodromo. I’ve been here every day for nearly three weeks. Will be back for the Paralympics next month. Thanks for following along. – John


Taylor Worth, Ku Bonchan


Mark Dellenbach (FRA coach), Jean-Charles Valladont


Sjef van den Berg


Atanu Das


Brady Ellison



Shh. Samba time.

Ku Bonchan

Ku Bonchan


Jean-Charles Valladont

Ku Bonchan

Ku Bonchan

Brady Ellison

Brady Ellison


Ku Bonchan, JC




29 July, 2016

sambo 3

looking north (away from the archery)

Theย Sambadrome Marquรชs de Sapucaรญย was built in 1984, as a parade ground for the samba schools in the annual Rio Carnival; there are now ‘Sambadromes’ in several other Brazilian cities. Nearly a kilometre long, it was made by converting an existing street and adding bleachers along its length. ย One end is a large square, where the parades finish; this is now the ranking round and practice range. Immediately next to that is the finals field, where the magic will happen. This is walled off at two ends and much more enclosed than previous Olympic archery venues. A little theatre. I think it’s going to be noisy.


what it looks like at Carnival time. Photo: Nat. Geographic

Unlike all the other Olympic venues in Rio, it’s resolutely urban, stuck in the middle of a working-class neighbourhood called Cidade Nova, currently crawling with police. Bounded to the north by an eight-lane highway, another long freeway runs right down one side, only about twenty yards from our press tent. All around are unclosed roads.

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Past the arch, to the south, lie three largeย favelas, the oldest being Morro da Mineira. It’s an oddity that in most places in the world, the rich live up the top of the hill, with housing getting grander the higher you go. In many (but not all) parts of Rio it’s exactly the opposite.

It’s the only Olympic venue where you can see Rio’s most famous icon, the statue of Christ The Redeemer built in the 1930s, merely by looking up from the range – which should give succour to the several Catholics with a shot atย an archery medal.

It’s difficult to say it’s a pretty place. It’s designed to come alive with colour and people and music; a neutral space. It’s a vast,ย monumentallyย brutal bit of concrete surrounded by more crumbling concrete, and much of it is in dire need of a paint job. When you hear it was made by Brazil’s most famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer, at first I thought, well, everyone has a bad day at the office.

Niemeyer is famous for many great buildingsย in Brazil, and one of his last in the 1990s was one of his most lauded, the MAC Contemporary Art Gallery in Niterรณi, a short ferry ride across the bay from central Rio. I went there last week:



I absolutely loved this landed-UFO-cum-Bond-villain-lair showing offย on a short spit of land overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain, although it’s almost too outrรฉ for it’s own good.ย ย No-one visitingย seemed bothered about the rather confusing exhibition currently on display. They’d come to see IT, not what was in it.

Niemeyer, who died in 2012, was famous for his curves – rather like another late Olympic architect, Zaha Hadid, who designed the aquatics centre for London. His most famous quote on the subject goes like this:

I am not attracted to straight angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. I am attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, and on the body of the beloved woman. Curves make up the entire Universe, the curved Universe of Einstein.

Which seems a bit at odds with the squared off, boxy concrete lines I’m currently spending all day, every day in. But onceย I started nosing around the Sambodromo, I finally started seeing a little of the architect’s vision; the detailing, the shaping and yep, the curves.

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I think it’ll be a memorable outing – and I hope for all the right reasons. Our thing, our little corner, has the potential to be something very special, if the weather holds out and the soft winter sunshine makes the concrete glow.

I’m glad it’s here, in this defiantlyย real part of town, and not in some gleaming new arena that’s going to be broken up in a few weeks. It’s a spot withย a bit of soul. Let’s watch what happens together.


it begins

25 July, 2016

The Sambodromo is finally open for training, and the first athletes and teams arrived today: Brazil, India, Malaysia and aย lone archer from Belarus; Anton Prilepov. Especially good to see the home nation out there, looking comfortable and relaxed in the late afternoon sun. (Sunset is at 1730 here).

No other Olympic venue has quite such a dramatic skyline, taking in the spectacular Oscar Niemeyer arch, the Morro De Mineira favela, and Christo Redentor looking down on us all.

(It won’t be that exposed wood behind the targets for ranking or finals, a backdrop is going in this week. There’s a few little details still to go).

More tomorrow. Stay tuned.


Deepika Kumari (note to media organisations – this image is ยฉ The Infinite Curve 2016 and you are NOT free to use it or edit it in any way)


Indian women’s team (note to media organisations – this image is ยฉ The Infinite Curve 2016 and you are NOT free to use it or edit it in any way)


Ana Marcelle Dos Santos


Ana Marcelle Dos Santos


Sarah Nikitin, Maria Canetta


Bernado Oliveira


Marcus D’Almeida