[Seoul=Australia Break News Reporter Hong Ah-reum]
▲Cho Gu-ham won a silver medal after a close match in the final, but another impression was given to the winner, the other player, with polite courtesy.
KH Group, which embraces Alpensia, has paid a huge reward for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics medalists, which is a hot topic.
KH Group Judo won two of the three medals won by Korean Judo at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In addition to Song Dae-nam participating as a coach for the men's national team, the Philux Judo Team participated in the Olympics, three athletes, including Ahn Chang-rim(27) in the men's 73kg class, Cho Gu-ham(29) and Han Hee-joo(24) in the women's 63kg class. Cho Gu-ham won the silver medal and Ahn Chang-rim won the bronze medal.
KH Group earlier promised to give encouragement to athletes and leaders participating in the Tokyo Olympics and to pay 300 million won in gold, 200 million won in silver and 100 million won in bronze medals.
There was no gold medal expected. However, KH Group paid 300 million won, a gold medal reward, and 200 million won, a silver medal reward, to Ahn Chang-rim, for the silver medal.
In particular, Cho Gu-ham showed true sportsmanship with polite courtesy to the winner, even after winning a silver medal after a close match in the final.
▲Ahn Chang-rim displayed a close game of extra time from the preliminary round to the semi-finals and no loss. He won a bronze medal more valuable than a gold medal.
An Chang-rim played all games and extended matches from preliminary to semi-final. He won a bronze medal, which was more valuable than a gold medal. It was a reward from KH Group, an agency that said that the two players were true heroes who impressed the entire nation.
"Although we didn't win the gold medal that we wanted to win, we needed proper respect because the process of winning the silver and bronze medals transcended the gold medals," said Bae Sang-yoon, chairman of KH Group. "Our players who overcame the hard work and hard times and impressed the people are true heroes."
▲KH Group Judo Group was established under the banner of "fostering athletes who enjoy life proportional to sweating.“
Yang Jong-ok, head of the KH Group's Philux Judo Team, also said, "We will spare no effort and support to achieve bigger goals at the Hangzhou Asian Games next year and the Paris Olympics in three years."
Meanwhile, KH Group signed a contract to transfer assets from Alpensia Resort on August 20. It also announced that it has recently completed a public contest for design of new businesses and started to work on a blueprint for development.
KH Kangwon Development CEO Han Woo-geun said earlier, "We plan to develop Alpensia Resort as a high-end residential space along with existing resort facilities and add complex cultural spaces to make it a popular attraction for families of the three major seasons."
Furthermore, Chairman Bae's extraordinary love for sports was also known to have played a role in the acquisition of Alpensia Resort, which was a sacred place for the Winter Olympics.
In fact, KH Group has established a judo team under the banner of "fostering athletes who enjoy a life proportional to sweating." It has been reported that he is putting extra effort into the treatment of players and welfare.