A disaster caused by the irresponsible management of host Taiwan and the WBSC’s inaction.
Something unprecedented happened at the World Youth Championships.
On August 8, the Korean National Team was warming up for their Super Round match against the United States when a player suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness.
It turned out to be the youngest player on the team, Bae Chan-seung, a sophomore at Daegu High School.
In a phone conversation with MHN Sports late at night, head coach Lee Young-bok said, “(Bae) Chan-seung gave it his all against Japan. Even though we lost, he pitched really well. However, it must have been very difficult for him as a sophomore to start against Japan after being on the bench against Puerto Rico in a doubleheader situation,” he said.
Bae was warming up as usual before the match against the United States when he suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness. Luckily, the national team trainers, coaches, and USA trainers were able to quickly perform CPR and revive him. Once he regained consciousness, he was rushed to a nearby hospital.먹튀검증
Upon examination, it was determined that there were no major problems. “There is nothing wrong with (Bae) Chan Seung-yi, so he is now staying with the players,” said Lee Young-bok, the team’s head coach. As reported by Taiwan’s Central News Agency, which first broke the news, the athlete may have collapsed due to fatigue or the effects of the weather.
His older siblings reportedly breathed a sigh of relief that the youngest was safe.
In the end, the WBSC’s poor organization and focus on scheduling and neglect of the athletes led to this tragedy.
The team will play their final game of the Super Round against the Netherlands on Monday afternoon.