ATEEZ Responds To Olympic Volleyball Star Kim Hee Jin Revealing She's A Fan + Naming The Song That Meant A Lot To Her At Tokyo Olympics

ATEEZ shared a sweet message for Olympic volleyball star Kim Hee Jin after learning that she’s a fan of theirs!

During a recent interview, Kim Hee Jin—who is currently one of Korea’s most beloved athletes—mentioned that she’s a big fan of ATEEZ.

When asked if she’d requested any K-pop songs to be played during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the volleyball player replied that she hadn’t been given the chance to request a song. However, she went on to share, “I like ATEEZ. The reason I like them is because they put so much hard work and energy into their dance. They give it their all.”

Kim Hee Jin then revealed that one particular ATEEZ song held special meaning for her after it unexpectedly wound up being a “lucky charm” for the South Korean team at the Olympics.

“People probably don’t know this,” she said, “but during the Tokyo Olympics, whenever there was a crucial moment for us, [ATEEZ’s] song ‘WIN’ would always start playing. Every time it played, we would always win. We would turn the game around for an unexpected victory. So I’m still listening to that song these days.”

Later, during ATEEZ’s guest appearance on “DAY6’s Kiss the Radio,” DJ Young K brought up Kim Hee Jin’s interview by remarking, “As expected of a group that’s all the rage, a person who’s very popular these days revealed that she’s a fan of yours.”

He then asked the group if they wanted to share a message for Kim Hee Jin. Turning to the camera, San said, “Thank you so much. I really love volleyball. I was really rooting for you while watching these [Olympic] games. Thank you so, so much for shining so bright. And thank you so much for liking us. We’ll continue to be a hard-working ATEEZ in the future. We love you. Thank you.”

ATEEZ recently made a comeback with the mini album “ZERO : FEVER Part.3,” which made them the boy group with the fifth-highest first-week album sales in Hanteo history. Check out the music video for their new title track “Deja Vu” here!

Watch Kim Hee Jin on the latest episode of “The Manager” below:

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