Victor Ahn participates as a personal coach in the Korean short track national team selection event

Posted Posted onApril 14, 2023 Comments0

Victor Ahn (38, Korean name Ahn Hyeon-soo토토사이트) will lead the ‘2023-2024 Short Track National Team Selection Tournament’ held at the Jincheon National Training Center in Chungcheongbuk-do from the 18th.

An official from the ice skating world said on the 13th, “Victor Ahn has decided to take on the role of a personal coach for multiple athletes in this preliminary match.”

Victor Ahn returned to Korea after the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, where he served as the coach of the Chinese national team, and coached juniors at his alma mater, Korea National University of Physical Education. Some of these players asked Viktor Ahn for guidance for the selection, and it is known that Viktor Ahn responded.

This is the first time Viktor An is active in Korea as a leader.

Viktor An, who was Korea’s best short track athlete, naturalized in Russia in 2011 and continued his career as an athlete. When the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics were cancelled, he announced his retirement and became a coach. did.

Victor Ahn returned to Korea after the Beijing Olympics. Later, in January, he applied for open recruitment as a coach for the ice team of the Seongnam City Hall Workplace Sports Department. At the time, Victor Ahn suffered from a lot of criticism.

The Korean Skating Leaders Federation, which is suspected of being linked to a specific candidate, criticized Viktor Ahn’s return, voicing that he received his pension as a lump sum at the time of his naturalization. In response, Viktor Ahn refuted by disclosing the pension receipt process and the fact that he donated the entire amount. He also said, “I will humbly accept the criticism that I have to choose naturalization.”

Since then, as Seongnam City Hall put on hold the hiring of an ice team coach, the hiring of Viktor Ahn was also canceled. However, Viktor Ahn did not stop his leadership activities, and he continued to be an individual leader and helped his juniors.

Viktor Ahn will start his official activities on the 18th, when the first day of the short track national team selection will be held.


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