‘Russian naturalization’ Viktor Ahn returns to Korea? “I’ll make a statement when I get a chance.”

Short track Victor Ahn and Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo are promoting a domestic U-turn for the first time in 12 years.

I applied for the position of Seongnam City Hall ice team coach and even went through an interview.

Viktor Ahn has not given a clear position on why he wants to return to the country.

This is reporter Bae Sam-jin.


Short tracker Viktor Ahn, who was naturalized as a Russian citizen, and Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo are in the process of returning to Korea.

Viktor Ahn, who recently applied for an open recruitment for the ice team coach position at Seongnam City Hall, virtually revealed his will to return while participating in his second test, an interview.

He avoided an immediate answer to reporters’ questions about why he wanted to return to Korea, perhaps because the recruitment process was underway.

<Victor Ahn / Former short track skater> “I don’t think I have anything else to say. I’ll give you an answer when this procedure is completed and I have a chance.”

After winning three gold medals at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, in 2011, when his team, Seongnam City Hall, was disbanded due to financial problems, he chose to naturalize in Russia to continue his career.

He won three gold medals as a member of the Russian national team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but was unable to compete at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang due to Russia’s doping scandal.

He subsequently announced his retirement and served as the technical coach of the Chinese national team for the 2022 Beijing Games. 메이저사이트

He received a love call from another overseas team, but Victor Ahn rejected it and is promoting a return to his hometown and home team for the first time in 12 years.

If Viktor Ahn passes, he will teach ‘short track empress’ Choi Min-jung and ‘expectation leader’ Kim Gil-li.

Seongnam City Hall is scheduled to announce the successful candidates at the end of this month, while there are negative views on Viktor Ahn’s progress.

Meanwhile, former coach Kim Seon-tae, who led the Chinese national team with Viktor Ahn at the Beijing Olympics, also applied for an interview and competed with other applicants.

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