Heo Mimi, Won World Championship as a Korean Player

According to her grandmother’s will, Heo Mimi, who won the world championship as a Korean player, said, “It reminded me of my grandmother”

Heo Mimi, a Korean resident in Japan, renounces Japanese citizenship and heads to Korea in 2021.

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Heo Mimi (Gyeongbuk Sports Council), who became the first Korean female judoka to win the World Championships in 29 years,

said she was reminded of her grandmother, who passed away and left a will to “play as a Korean athlete.”

Mimi Heo, the star of Korean women’s judo, met with reporters after returning to Korea through Incheon International Airport on the 26th and said,

“She is happy and happy to win a gold medal at the World Championships.”

She said, “I think of her grandmother a lot.”

“It happened,” he said.

He said, “I am proud to be a member of the Korean national team,” and “My father was also very happy.”

Mimi Heo extended (golden score) over world number one Krista Deguchi (Canada) in the women’s 57kg final at the 2024 International Judo Federation (IJF) World Judo Championships held at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 21st.

After a bloody battle, he won by foul and won.

It has been 29 years since a Korean female athlete won the World Judo Championships,

since Jeong Sung-sook in the 61kg class and Cho Min-seon in the 66kg class in 1995.

Heo Mimi received greater attention due to her special background.

Mimi Heo, a Korean-born Korean in Japan with a Korean father and Japanese mother,

renounced her Japanese nationality after hearing the will of her grandmother,

who passed away in 2021 saying, “I hope to play as a player for the Korean national team,” and continued her career as a player in Korea.

Since she debuted in international competitions in 2022 under the Taegeuk flag,

she has achieved significant results in each competition she participates in and has emerged as a ‘hope’ for Korean women’s judo.

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