First-generation model Kim Dong-soo’s son Coquiyard participated in the Korea-Japan match as a rugby team
Tears overflowing after defeat “I know the history well…I wanted to raise the Taegeukgi in Tokyo”
(Tokyo = Yonhap News) Special Report = Andrezin Koquiyard (30, Korean name Kim Jin), a mixed race player of the Korean rugby team, whistle to start the match against Japan in the 11th and 12th place match against Japan in the 7-man rugby match at the Tokyo Olympic Games held at the Tokyo Stadium on the 28th. along with the enemy.
The Korean players succeeded in breaking down the Japanese central defense with their fast passes and movement as they had planned, and advanced to 5m in front of the goal line.
The last player to hold the ball was Coquiyard.
Coquiyard said, “I’m not fast and I don’t have good athleticism, but I inherited a good body from my mother.
As expected, the Japanese players made a relentless tackle towards Coquiyard.
A Japanese player rushed towards Coquiyard’s side and collided with it.
But Coquiyard clenched his teeth and did not miss the ball until the end.
He stretched out his body and finally hit the ball into the opponent’s goal line.
It was the moment when Korea took the lead against Japan.
Korea, ranked 31st in the world, was not far behind Japan (10th in the world), the 4th team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
It was a game that made you sweat until the end of the second half.
Unfortunately, they lost 19-31 (12-19 7-12), but they showed an equal appearance with fierce performances.
At the center of it was Coquiyard, a mixed race player.
Coquiyard, whom I met after the game, could not speak for a long time.
Because I couldn’t hold back the tears.
After sobbing for a long time, Koquiyard, who took the Taegeukgi for the interview, said in fluent Korean, “I definitely wanted to win as much as in Japan.” “It hurts to lose, but it hurts especially to lose to Japan.
He said, “I am well aware of the history of Korea and Japan. Everyone looks at my appearance and asks, ‘Am I a mercenary?’, but I am a typical Korean.”
He continued, “I inherited my looks from my father, but my heart, emotions, and passions were inherited from my mother.”
Coquiyard is the son of Dong-soo Kim, a model and professor at Dongduk Women’s University, who worked as a first-generation model.
Born to Professor Dongsoo Kim and an American father (Nowell Coquiyard), he learned rugby in Canada during high school.
In 2008, he boasted outstanding skills to play for the U.S. national team under the age of 17, but at the request of the Korea Rugby Association, he naturalized and joined the Korean national team.
Coquiyard said, “My mother introduced Korea as a model abroad in the past. I feel responsible like my mother and I want to introduce Korean rugby to the world.”
He said, “Everyone mistook me for a mercenary, but my athleticism and physical condition resemble my mother’s,” he said. “I want to play a role in the development of Korean rugby in the future.”
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