Lee Si Young Becomes a National Boxer with a Win at the ′National Athlete Contest′
Lee Si Young has finally achieved her goal of becoming a national athlete for Korea.
At the 2013 National Athlete Contest held on April 24 in Chungju-si, Lee Si Young won in the finals for the 48kg class.
With the win, Lee Si Young became the first active celebrity to become a national athlete in Korean boxing history.
Lee Si Young won after four rounds of fierce jabbing. The final score was 22:20.
The actress said, "It′s such an honor, when I still believe I have a long way to go. I actually have great goals and I wanted to work hard, but I wasn′t able to train for about a month after I entered the Incheon team when I received surgery for a slipped disk. I was so nervous throughout the game. I wanted to do better, and I′m sorry I didn′t get to."
Lee Si Young plans to gain weight and compete in the 51kg class for the National Sports Festival to take place in October. She also plans to play in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in the 51kg class.
She commented, "I′m training to compete in the National Sports Festival and next year′s national athete contest. My knee doesn′t hurt anymore. I′ll keep up with the roadwork and the nightly trainings. I′ll put on a game I won′t regret."
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