Victor Ahn attends an interview with Seongnam City Hall coach…”I have nothing else to say”
Viktor Ahn (Korean name Ahn Hyeon-soo) started his return to Korea after 12 years of naturalization in Russia when he applied for an interview for the coach position of the domestic ice team.
Victor Ahn attended an interview held at Seongnam City Hall in Gyeonggi-do around 2:30 pm today (the 12th). He entered the waiting room without answering reporters’ questions, and after entering the interview room for the third time, he had a closed interview for about 20 minutes.
After the interview, Victor Ahn said to the reporters, “I have nothing else to say,” and said, “I’ll tell you later when I get a chance,” and then left the building.
On the 19th of last month, Seongnam City Hall, which decided not to renew the contract with coach Son Se-won, posted an open announcement for coach recruitment. Seongnam City Hall is home to women’s short track speed skater Choi Min-jung.
Former manager Kim Seong-tae also attended the interview. Former coach Kim, who led the Korean national team at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, served as the Chinese team’s command tower at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. 토토사이트
Victor Ahn and former coach Kim, who were with the Chinese national team during the Beijing Olympics, competed for the coaching position at Seongnam City Hall.
A total of 7 people applied for the coaching position. Interview results will be released on the 31st of this month.
Victor Ahn, who won three gold medals at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics and was reborn as a Korean short track skater, became a naturalized Russian citizen in December 2011 when activities in Korea became difficult due to factional fights among the Korea Skating Union short track team. Later, at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he competed as a Russian citizen and won gold medals in the men’s 500m, 1000m, and 5000m relay in short track speed skating.
He recently moved on to the Chinese national team where he coached and helped win four medals in short track at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.