Former short track national team member Viktor Ahn (38, Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo), who left Korea in 2011 and became a naturalized Russian citizen and won an Olympic gold medal, hoped to return to Korea, but it was canceled.
According to the ice world on the 30th, Viktor Ahn applied for the ice team coach of the workplace athletic department at Seongnam City Hall, Gyeonggi Province, but he was not selected as a finalist.
It is said that the city comprehensively judged communication skills and leadership in addition to technical capabilities. Public opinion towards him also seems to have had an impact.
Seongnam City posted an announcement to select coaches for the skating team in December of last year, and a total of seven people, including Viktor Ahn, submitted applications. I had an interview on the 12th.
Victor Ahn was a Korean short track speed skater who won three gold medals at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.
In 2011, when his team, Seongnam City Hall, was disbanded, he decided to continue his career as a player and naturalized as a Russian citizen. He won three gold medals for Russia at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
At the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, which he tried to make his retirement stage, he was caught up in a doping scandal in Russia and failed to participate. 메이저놀이터
Ahn Hyun-soo, who transformed into a leader, took over as technical coach for the Chinese national team in 2020 and helped China win four medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) in the short track at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Previously, when the news of Viktor Ahn’s application for the coaching position was reported, the Skating Leaders’ Federation released a statement and said, “When Viktor Ahn abandoned his Korean nationality and became a naturalized Russian citizen, there was controversy over betraying his country, and he explained that ‘I knew dual citizenship would be possible’. However, right before he was naturalized, he received a pension. The fact that he received the pension as a lump sum was later revealed,” he said.