Governor Quoc Toan was sad because he received the Olympic bronze medal 9 years late
Governor Quoc Toan received a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics after 9 years of competition
In the past few days, weightlifter Tran Le Quoc Toan (33 years old) has been busy “running in a hurry” to prepare to attend the opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games at My Dinh Stadium and has actively participated in supporting trainees to practice. Workout at the couple’s gym in Co Loa commune, Dong Anh district, Hanoi.
Do Quoc Toan is one of the 8 best athletes in modern sports history to participate in the torch relay for the 31st SEA Games taking place tonight (May 12).
Exchange with Reporter Dan VietToan said, he is very happy and honored to participate in this torch relay. The 31st SEA Games will take place from May 12 to 23 in Hanoi and 11 neighboring cities and provinces. The congress has the presence of 11 Southeast Asian sports delegations, organizing 40 competitions with 526 contents.
Governor Quoc Toan was sad because he received the Olympic bronze medal 9 years late. Clip: Gia Khiem
“As athletes with achievements, participating in many SEA Games, I want them to practice and compete with all their best, bring the highest achievements, the most noble medals to serve the country. I would like to send my best wishes to this SEA Games”, Mr. Quoc Toan shared.
Athlete Quoc Toan started his weightlifting career when he was 14 years old. Before that, the family situation was difficult, the father died early, the mother raised 5 brothers alone. Quoc Toan is the third child in the family. In order to help his mother and family, he quit school early to work as a loader. It was after hard working days that Quoc Toan became healthy and passionate about weightlifting, then practiced and competed in many domestic, regional and international tournaments.
But the turning point in the life of weightlifter Tran Le Quoc Toan is most memorable perhaps after he officially received a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics after 9 years of competition in 2021.
At the tournament that year, Quoc Toan was highly expected in the 56kg weight class but unexpectedly ranked only 4th, after the election of Valentin Hristov from Azerbaijan. At that time, there was no evidence that Hristov used stimulants, so Quoc Toan felt very disappointed with himself.
After 8 years, Hristov’s cheating behavior in the past was discovered, the bronze medal in London that year was announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to belong to the person who deserved it. It was not until July 13, 2021, that Quoc Toan received the results that should have belonged to him 9 years ago.
“At that time, I tried my best and had time to practice with athlete Hristov. I was surprised that his achievement exceeded that of training with him. I realized that I was not prepared professionally. Not good sports as well as tactics lead to unsatisfactory results.After 9 years of receiving this medal, it is now just a memory of the past, if it is true, that time is worthy of my motivation. try to develop more,” recalled Quoc Toan.
The time after 2013 did not receive a medal, causing the spirit of Quoc Toan election to go down, in addition, he was entangled with a very serious injury, torn knee cartilage …
“The year 2014 was the peak period when I was injured after finishing the Olympics. I suffered a long-lasting injury that made me spend very little time practicing, sometimes when I went to practice, I always brought medicine to drink. In 2015 the injury My injury gradually improved, in the following years I achieved better results such as winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the Asian Championships, 2 golds and 1 bronze at the world championships, many medals in Southeast Asia.” Quoc Toan said.
The secret to conquering the heights of Quoc Toan’s election
In 2011, Quoc Toan was delighted to win the SEA Games gold medal. At that time, he surpassed the athlete who had defeated the Vietnamese athlete three times, winning the gold medal.
Winning many medals in his career, athlete Quoc Toan shared, before each tournament he always has determination. “The coach told me before that ‘this guy’s body hurts everything but his head doesn’t hurt’.
I am determined to practice, successfully perform the move. I always think about my highest achievement, it doesn’t matter if I have a medal or not, how to achieve it. During the conquest, I have to achieve something to show everyone my efforts and what I can do. I want to let everyone know that if I don’t fail like in previous years, I will be more successful”, Mr. Quoc Toan happily shared.
After many years of practicing to compete in many big and small tournaments, Quoc Toan asked to leave the team because he was “aged” and injured for a long time. He decided to stop with the coach to train the younger children.
Along with that, he and his wife, weightlifter Do Thi Thu Hoai, opened a gym with the desire to have health for everyone, and at the same time wanted to share their training experiences to help students lose weight. I’ve made the same year-long injury mistake I’ve had.
“After I retire, I want to develop good weightlifting and spend more time with my family and children. Besides, I want to train more generations of weightlifters so that they can achieve even better results,” he added. .
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