Victor Ahn (37, Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo), who became a naturalized Russian national and worked as a Russian short track team player and a Chinese short track team coach, failed to return to Korea.
I applied for the ice team coach of the workplace sports department at Seongnam City Hall in Gyeonggi Province, but I was not selected as a double candidate.
Seongnam City said on the 29th, “Seven people, including Victor Ahn and former Chinese national short track team coach Kim Seon-tae, applied for the city hall’s skating team coach position, but two applicants, including Victor Ahn, did not make the top two candidates.”
A city official said, “Through the screening of documents and interviews, various factors such as technology and communication skills were combined and judged.”
The city plans to announce the results of the ice team coach selection on the 31st.
Seongnam City posted a job announcement on December 19 last year to select a coach for the skating team. Accordingly, seven people, including Victor Ahn and former coach Kim Seon-tae, who led the Chinese national team at the Beijing Winter Olympics, applied.
Victor Ahn was a Korean short track speed skater who won three gold medals at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. In 2011, when Seongnam City Hall, the team he belonged to at the time, disbanded the ice team due to financial problems, he became a naturalized Russian citizen to continue his career as an athlete and won three gold medals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
After failing to qualify for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Viktor An announced his retirement as an athlete and then turned into a leader and coached the Chinese national team at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Former coach Kim led the Korean short track team at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and served as the coach of the Chinese national team at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Earlier this year, after it became known that former coaches Victor Ahn and Kim had applied for the coaching position of the ice team at Seongnam City Hall, when controversy arose, Seongnam City announced that it would consider the ability to improve team performance and leadership in communicating with players as the main selection criteria. there is. 먹튀검증