‘Son of wrestling legend’ Samsung Kim Jae-sang “Father and I want to stand at international competitions”
Kim Jae-sang (18), a rookie infielder of the professional baseball Samsung Lions, has a special dream.
He is meeting his father in a comprehensive international competition.
Kim Jae-sang’s father is the coach of the national wrestling team Kim In-seop (Samsung Life Insurance). Coach Kim is a star coach who won the silver medal in the Greco-Roman men’s 58kg class at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Coach Kim will participate as the national team coach at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open in September.
On the 17th at Daegu Samsung Lions Park, Kim Jae-sang said, “My father is the person I respect the most,” and said, “I have dreamed of meeting my father at an international competition.”
He said, “This Asian Games in Hangzhou is difficult, but I want to go to international competitions such as the Olympics later.”
It was thanks to his father, Coach Kim, that Kim Jae-sang had the dream of becoming a professional baseball player.
Coach Kim was interested in baseball to the extent that he was a member of the Samsung club when he was young.
He even tried to become a professional wrestler, but his family’s financial situation prevented him from fulfilling his wish, and instead became a top wrestler.
While working as a wrestler, coach Kim did not reap his affection, such as playing baseball as a member of society.
Kim Jae-sang said, “When I was young, I often went to the baseball field with my father.”
Kim Jae-sang, who resembled his father and boasted extraordinary athleticism, grew up to be the best infielder in middle and high school.토스카지노
And he was nominated by Samsung with the 28th overall pick in the 3rd round in the rookie draft last year.
At the time, coach Kim In-seop was delighted, saying, “My son has achieved my dream instead.”
Kim Jae-sang said, “I will become a player who will not tarnish my father’s name.”
Kim Jae-sang recorded a batting average of 0.250 in 6 matches for the 1st team this season. He is a chick player who hasn’t had many opportunities yet, but his sense of purpose is no less than that of a first-team player.