The representative of Korean women’s short track speed skating Choi Min-jeong (25, Seongnam City Hall) explained the reason for announcing her position regarding the hiring of a coach for her team.
On the 31st, Choi Min-jung posted on her SNS, “Hello. I am Choi Min-jung, a short track skater at Seongnam City Hall. We are currently in the process of openly hiring a coach at Seongnam City Hall.
” Please help me to be with you.”
She also released a position statement titled Choi Min-jung’s ‘Player’s Position on Hiring Her Coach’. It was signed by Kim Da-gyeom, Seo Beom-seok, Lee Jun-seo, Kim Gun-hee, and Kim Gil-ri.
Choi Min-jung, Kim Da-gyeom, Seo Beom-seok, Lee Jun-seo, Kim Gun-hee, and Kim Gil-ri all posted the same statement as Choi Min-jung on their SNS.
This position statement contains the content that ‘this coach selection process should be done in a fair and transparent manner, not by outside influence.’
Afterwards, Choi Min-jung added the background of her statement announcement in her SNS post. First of all, Choi Min-jung said, “I would like to express my apologies to the fans who support the short track because athletes from Seongnam City Hall, including myself, posted the statement submitted to Seongnam City on social media on January 9, right before the announcement of the appointment of the coach at Seongnam City Hall.” told
In addition, “I have been training for a long time in the absence of a coach dedicated to short track at my team, Seongnam City Hall. As stated in the statement, the virtues of a leader in sports, which I and Seongnam City Hall short track athletes think, are those who have excellent experience as a leader, excellent competence, and can communicate well with the athletes, and I sincerely hope that such a leader will be with them. I am looking forward to it,” he added.
Continuing, Choi Min-jeong said, “It seems too cautious and arrogant to make a statement about what kind of leader a player wants, but the reason why I was courageous nonetheless was because of the recent articles and stories surrounding the appointment of a coach at Seongnam City Hall, the most important reason for a leader to exist, It is because the virtues are in the background and social issues are the main reason, and the players feel sorry for them.”
Lastly, “What Seongnam City Hall short track athletes want is to be in a situation where they can do their best in training and competitions, nothing more and nothing less. At the 2026 Milan Olympics, which may be the last Olympics, I want to show it without regret, unlike before. I am sorry to the Seongnam City Hall officials and short track fans for posting the entrance statement on social media at a time when we should focus on the match,” he explained the reason for posting the entrance statement. 토토사이트
Attention is focusing on whether Choi Min-jung’s position announcement this time is about Viktor Ahn (38, Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo), who was recently eliminated from the Seongnam City Hall coach selection.
Previously, Seongnam City announced a recruitment announcement for ice team coaches. Then, it became known that Viktor Ahn, who was naturalized as a Russian citizen, applied.
In addition, former coach Kim Seon-tae, who led the Chinese national team at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics along with Victor Ahn, applied for the coaching position at Seongnam City Hall, but was rejected.