<Anchor> The



Tokyo Olympic national team returned to Korea yesterday (9th) after a fierce battle for 17 days. The players, who were warmly welcomed, promised Paris three years later.



This is reporter Bae Jung-hoon.



<Reporter> When



Kim Yeon-kyung, the protagonist of the women's volleyball quarterfinals, appears at the arrival hall with the Taegeukgi, cheers erupt.



Fans who visited the Arrival Hall warmly welcomed the players who showed their fighting spirit, and the players responded by waving their hands after going through an arduous journey and quarantine procedures, and then thanked them.



[Kim Yeon-kyung / National Women's Volleyball National Team: Because you loved and supported our volleyball a lot in this Olympics, I think we got a good result in the semifinals. I am truly grateful.]



Jeon Woong-tae, who won the first medal in the history of the modern pentathlon in Korea and even took part in the closing ceremony, promised a bigger leap forward.



[Jeon Woong-tae / Men's Modern Pentathlon Bronze Medalist: I think it's our homework to solve a bigger aspiration than now until the Asian Games next year and the Paris Olympics three years later.



We

will work harder.]

Our team showed off their fighting spirit and sportsmanship in this tournament, and delivered a thrilling match like a drama.



He won 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals, placing 16th in the overall ranking.



Professional sports, such as baseball and soccer, who had been resting on their popularity in Korea, realized the walls of the world and confirmed many homework assignments, while the tearful propaganda of athletes in unpopular sports such as track and field, modern pentathlon, and diving threw hope.



The Taegeuk warriors who warmed up Tokyo for 17 days are now running to Paris three years later.   

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