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Ryu Joong-il, head coach of the national team, is giving a one-point lesson on Samsung's Kim Ji-chan's throwing movement.
The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, led by head coach Ryu Joong-il, began its first training session at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 23rd.
Starting with the 2010 Guangzhou Games, the national baseball team is aiming for its fourth consecutive gold medal by winning three consecutive gold medals, including Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta and Palembang in 2018.
Coach Ryu Joong-il said before the start of the training, "I will repay the people's support by winning the Asian Games gold medal. I will make sure that the coaching staff and the team become one to win the gold medal," he said.
When he started toss training before full-fledged training, there was a person who watched the training closely behind Samsung's Kim Ji-chan. It is Ryu Joong-il. Ryu Joong-il played for Samsung from 1987 to 1999, and then coached from 2000 to 2010 and served as Samsung Lions manager from 2011 to 2016.
Kim Ji-chan joined Samsung Lions in 2020 and is currently performing well. Kim Ji-chan has been selected for the national youth team under the age of 18, but it is the first time for the adult national team.
Coach Ryu Joong-il also talked about arm height and posture at the toss and demonstrated several times. And in the long toss, Kim Ji-chan demonstrated his posture and gave him a one-point lesson.
At the meeting ahead of the training session, Ryu Joong-il asked the team to do three things. "Put your name in the back for a while and be proud as a representative player of Korea. Let's love baseball and be polite. I said, "Let's keep the base running and backup plays that the players hate the most."
The national baseball team, which began its full-fledged immersion at the Asian Games, will leave for Hangzhou, China, on the 29th after training and a practice match with Sangmu.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023