South Korean Olympic champion remembers boxing biggest scandal: being despised by Chinese and thinking of suicide

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 South Korean Olympic champion remembers boxing biggest scandal: being despised by Chinese and thinking of suicide


Jones dominated the game from the beginning to the end, so the referee sent the champion to the South Korean players, which immediately attracted criticism and disdain. Even the Koreans did not want to see Park sixun who won the championship. They questioned Park sixun and called the TV station to protest that the home court advantage of South Korea was too much.

The 1988 final became a turning point in the lives of the two athletes. Foreign media website said: Jones continues his extraordinary career. In 2018, Jones retired with a score of 66-9 and became one of the greatest boxers. He will play an exhibition match with Tyson this year. In contrast, park sixun, who was deeply hurt, retired quietly after the 1988 Olympic Games. In the next 13 years, he worked as a high school teacher in a small town, and then a boxing coach

In a recent interview with the associated press, the Olympic champion recalled the final: I didnt want my hands to be raised, but in fact the referee raised my hands, and from this moment on my life has become frustrated. Despite my speed, Jones is at a different level and I think I lost

Park revealed that when the referee raised his hand, he also looked confused and shocked. At that time, he couldnt wait to get off the podium. When he slowly waved flowers to the stand, the Korean audience gave out hesitant cheers and boos. Whats more embarrassing is that the South Korean TV station invited 12 gold medal winners to participate in the event after the Olympic Games, and the host interviewed 11 other athletes. His attitude towards Park sixun was as if he did not exist.

When it comes to being ignored, Park says the pain is like a hammer hitting you in the back of the head again and again. Ive been thinking, if I get second place, my life will be happier. Park sixun said that frustration and depression have always been with him, making him have a suicidal impulse. He even considered immigration, and thanks his wife for helping him out of the darkest moment. Now, the youngest child of his wife and he is a 20-year-old university student in Louisiana, the United States, also has his own sports dream, hoping to participate in the javelin competition in 2024 Olympic Games.

When there is controversy in the Olympic Games, South Korean media will always mention the boxing match in 1988 Olympic Games. When his students mention the Olympic gold medal, park sixun will laugh it off. It must be mentioned that park revealed that he contacted Jones occasionally and that they had a short telephone conversation in 2004.

Although many media reported that the Olympic boxing referee had been bribed, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded in 1997 that there was no evidence to prove that the referee who supported Park sixun accepted bribes in the 1988 Olympic Games. However, the US Olympic Committee had called for an investigation into the matter. However, the result of the competition could not be changed. In 2001, the Korean Boxing Association invited Park sixun to coach the national team. However, park felt sorry that the Korean players he trained had never been close to the Olympic gold medal. After the end of the 2016 Olympic Games, he left the national team, but did not give up the goal of winning the Olympic gold medal as a coach. The resentment accumulated in my heart may be with me for the rest of my life. I want to build a real Olympic champion by myself, and see that player get on the top podium. In this way, my honor can be restored. I can leave the boxing ring forever and realize real redemption. Source: Netease sports Author: Jiang Feng, editor in charge: Wang Chengcheng_ NB12651

Although many media reported that the Olympic boxing referee had been bribed, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded in 1997 that there was no evidence to prove that the referee who supported Park sixun accepted bribes in the 1988 Olympic Games. However, the US Olympic Committee had called for an investigation into the matter. However, the result of the competition could not be changed.

In 2001, the Korean Boxing Association invited Park sixun to coach the national team. However, park felt sorry that the Korean players he trained had never been close to the Olympic gold medal. After the end of the 2016 Olympic Games, he left the national team, but did not give up the goal of winning the Olympic gold medal as a coach. The resentment accumulated in my heart may be with me for the rest of my life. I want to build a real Olympic champion by myself, and see that player get on the top podium. In this way, my honor can be restored. I can leave the boxing ring forever and realize real redemption.