[Tilu News]The Korean badminton world recently dropped heavy news. The 28-year-old Hangzhou Asian Games men’s doubles silver medalist Choi Sol-gyu was suspended from the Korean Badminton Association after the Asian Games because of drunken absences from training and bringing his girlfriend back to the dormitory. Expelled from the national team. Choi Sol-kyu and his partner Kim Won-ho are still ranked 14th in the world. Now the former’s withdrawal from the team will undoubtedly cast a haze on South Korea’s badminton competition in the Paris Olympics.
Choi Sol-gyu and his partner Kim Won-ho defeated the Tokyo Olympic gold medal pair Li Yang/Wang Qilin of Chinese Taipei in the men’s doubles quarterfinals of this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games to advance to the finals, but lost to the Indian pair to win the silver medal. Afterwards, Choi Sol Kyu disappeared from the international arena, and the Denmark Open that he had registered for also gave up in the first round. His partner Kim Won Ho only played in the mixed doubles with Jung Na Eun. According to Korean media reports, it turned out that as early as July this year, Choi Sol Kyu had missed training during the Korean Open because he was drunk the day before, and even brought his girlfriend back to the national team dormitory. As a result, he was severely punished by the national team after being exposed. At the time, Choi Sol-kyu said, “I was sad that my partner Kim Won-ho was injured and couldn’t compete, so I drank. No matter what the reason was, it was my fault for missing training.”
It is reported that the Korean Badminton Association originally planned to implement punishment immediately, but because the Asian Games were approaching and wanted to give them a chance before the Asian Games, the punishment was postponed. In the end, after Choi Sol-kyu/Kim Won-ho won the silver medal in the Asian Games, the Korean Badminton Association decided to suspend their national team He was eligible for two years, but some people thought the punishment was too harsh and decided to reconsider it. In the end, Choi Sol Kyu decided to withdraw from the national team. The Korean Badminton Association also stated that he would withdraw from the national team and would not participate in the national team trials expected to be held at the end of the year. The actual effect of the punishment had been lost and therefore it was not reconsidered.
However, Korean media also revealed that Choi Sol Kyu has not yet submitted any retirement-related documents to the Badminton Association, and his family criticized the Badminton Association and the national team on social media for forcing him to retire in disguise. Relevant sources from the Korean Badminton Association also responded that Choi Sol Kyu retired from the national team due to punishment, but in order to take care of him and allow him to retire successfully on his own: “From the perspective of the family, there may be dissatisfaction, but In addition to not participating in training, Choi Sol-kyu also violated other regulations.”
This article is written by “Sportsroad“Originally published in “[Badminton]After being drunk and missing training, he took his girlfriend back to the dormitory and repeatedly violated the ban. Korean Asian Games silver medalist Choi Sol-kyu was expelled from the national team.」
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