“I can do it.”
That is what Park Sang-young said after losing 13-9 in the men's individual épée final at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. If I have to choose the best scene and thing to say about this Olympic games, I'll choose Parks, “I can do it” without hesitation.
In the final set, those who watched him forecast a defeat because of a not-to-small 4-point gap. But Park never gave up and continually mumbled to himself, “I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.” That look was enough to cause a thrill. After all, he won a come-from-behind victory with an unflinching fighting spirit. His faith in himself caused a miracle that no one could possibly have imagined before.
After watching his amazing feat, I looked back on my own life. Meanwhile, I had been easily discouraged when things weren't going well or as I had expected. But Park overcame his fears and anxiety by having a strong faith in himself. I hope everyone enjoys their life with a stronger inner faith.
"I got hope for life from a 20-year-old young man."
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