“I didn’t do anything for you, but I can only say, ‘Yoon Ji Soo is alive’.”
Yoon Hak-gil, the father of Yoon Ji-soo (Seoul Metropolitan Government), who won gold in the women’s sabre individual event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, offered his daughter an embarrassing but proud compliment in a phone conversation with Yonhap News Agency on Saturday.
“I watched her game on TV (in Korea). I thought it would be hard for her in the semifinals, but it was easy for her in the final,” he said, adding, “In sports, the atmosphere is important, and she seemed to have a good atmosphere.”
True to her father’s words, Yoon Ji-soo overcame a tough challenge in the semifinals from Zaina Daibekova (Uzbekistan), whom she had beaten in the round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympics and in the final of the Asian Championships in June, 15-14, to reach the final.
In the final, she had a relatively easy time of it, defeating Xiao Yaqi (China) 15-10.
Yun and Yun Ji-soo are known for being a father-daughter duo who look out for each other despite feigned indifference.
Yun’s interview ended with her worrying about the 2024 Paris Olympics rather than her gold medal.
“I don’t think my daughter is very happy to see my name in the article,” she laughed, “but I’m worried about my leg. The leg I had surgery on is fine, but the other leg is not so good these days,” he said, comforting his daughter as she prepares for bigger things in Paris next year.
Yoon, who earned the nickname “The Lone Gentleman” as one of the league’s best complete game pitchers during his playing days with the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization, finished his professional career with 117 wins and 94 losses and a 3.33 ERA.
In particular, he recorded 100 complete games, the most in baseball history. 스포츠토토