“If I win a gold medal…I would like to receive a commendation and a reward vacation.”
This is what Cho, who is competing in the trap event at the Hangzhou Asian Games, told reporters on Friday at the national shooting media day at the Changwon International Shooting Range in Gyeongnam.
Cho is an active-duty soldier who entered training in January 2019 and was commissioned in May of the same year.토토사이트
“Even before I started shooting, I liked the job of a soldier, and after shooting, I dreamed of being a soldier,” said Cho, who will be promoted to sergeant at the end of this year. “There was also a commerce team, so I wanted to join.”
She describes her skills as “hardened” since joining the team.
This is because the environment is well-equipped to focus on training.
The support for players is also solid.
“We have as much access to live ammunition as the unemployed team,” she said, adding, “While the other unemployed team members share a shooting range, we use the Mungyeong Shooting Range in Gyeongbuk Province as our own, so I think our shooting records and mindset are improving.”
Although she focuses on her workouts, she doesn’t miss out on her military duties.
“We don’t do overnight guard duty like other units, but we attend all the on-call duties and monthly trainings, and we also go to trainings held by forward units,” she explains.
Last winter, he marched at night while wearing a 30-kilogram army cap, and regularly trains to shoot K2 rifles. “As a shotgun player, rifles don’t work well with me,” he says with an embarrassed laugh.
“I would like to continue my military service as a regular soldier after I finish my career,” said Choi, who has fulfilled both her dreams of being a soldier and a shooter.
The shooting trap event involves hitting a flying disk with a shotgun.
“The appeal of trap is the tension that comes from the unpredictability of the situation, where you don’t know if the disk will go left or right,” says Cho.
“In trap, you can’t think too much. Just like the name trap (trap-trap), if you think too much, you end up getting caught in the trap of your thoughts,” he said, adding, “I think trap is a sport where you have to be completely immersed and shoot instinctively to get a good record.”
With about three weeks to go before the Asian Games, Choi said she is excited but also feeling more pressure.
“If we shoot well together, it’s good, but if we make a mistake, we’ll feel very sorry for ourselves,” she said, adding that she was worried that her teammates might miss out on a medal because of her.
“I don’t really prepare for the Asian Games. I think if I do something extra just because it’s a big competition, I might make it harder on myself,” she said, adding, “I’m going to treat it as a normal competition and train as hard as I normally do to prepare.”
“If I win a gold medal at the Asian Games, I would like to receive recognition and a reward vacation,” she smiled.
“Sergeant” Bae Sang-hee is also an active-duty soldier who joined the organization 10 years ago.
The fact that the facility is fully equipped for shooters and that they can learn professionally from high-level managers and coaches was an advantage.
“After joining the organization, my record improved significantly,” says Bae, “and after about four years of training at the organization, I started to be selected for the national team.”
In the three rifle positions, shooters compete for points by firing 20 rounds each from standing still, kneeling, and boksa, which involves lying face down on the ground.
“The beauty of the three rifle positions is that the score goes up and down depending on the position,” says Bae Sang-hee. “My biorhythms change slightly depending on the time of year, but right now I’m confident in the standing and shooting positions.”
“I have more international experience than before, so I’m definitely aiming for gold this time,” said Bae, who finished sixth in the final at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.