On July 31, Korean athlete Kim Jae Bum won the only missing Olympic medal in his collection: the gold.
The good news of Kim Jae Bum’s triumph got Korea celebrating, including some fangirling by 2NE1’s Minzy.
July 31, the singer tweeted, “Kim Jae Bum, who prays before going on
and after coming off [the mat], is so awesome ^^ Kim Jae Bum, I’m
cheering for you! Fighting! Haha.”
Kim Jae Bum was able to win
the gold during the men’s under-81 kg judo competition, where he
defeated Germany’s Ole Bischof, who took the gold from him in Beijing
four years ago.
Netizens, upon seeing Minzy’s excitement,
commented, “I totally feel the same way,” and “My palms were sweating
the entire time.”