“This is my last dream as a sportsperson.”
‘Shooting emperor’ Jin Jong-oh (44) threw a challenge to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.
Jin Jong-oh, co-chairman of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Organizing Committee, along with Lee Sang-hwa, the ‘Emperor of Ice’, from the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun at the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Organizing Committee’s 6th general meeting and the 2nd Organizing Committee inauguration ceremony held at the Seoul Press Center on the 24th. received a letter of appointment
Eleven members, including Yuna Kim, the “Queen of Figure Skating,” who served as the public relations ambassador for the event, will serve as executive committee members.
Jin Jong-oh, born in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, has a high reputation in the international sports world and was mentioned as a candidate for the organizing committee of the Gangwon-do Youth Olympics. He also has experience in sports administration, serving as the director of the Korea Sports Association in 2021.
Jin Jong-oh said at this meeting, “(Being the chairman of the organizing committee) will be a good opportunity for me to take a step closer to my dream of becoming an IOC Athletes Commissioner.” There has been a lot of talk about Jin Jong-oh aiming for the IOC Athletes Commission, but this is the first time he has directly expressed his intention to challenge in an official event.
He continued, “As a sportsperson, becoming an IOC member is my last dream and opportunity.”
Moon Dae-seong (taekwondo), who was elected at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Yoo Seung-min (table tennis), who were elected at the 2016 Rio Olympics, are the only two Korean athletes to have made the IOC Athletes’ Commission. The eight-year term of the current IOC Athletes Commissioner Seung-min Yoo (President of the Korea Table Tennis Association) will expire at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Korea Sports Council plans to select a new domestic candidate to challenge for the IOC Athletes Commission in March next year.
Jin Jong-oh, who threw the challenge this time, is the world’s best marksman who won medals in every event from the 2004 Athens Olympics to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. In the men’s 50m pistol, he achieved the feat of winning three consecutive titles for the first time in Olympic shooting history. Jin Jong-oh won as many as 6 medals (4 gold, 2 silver) in the 5 Olympic stages. She is tied with Kim Su-nyeong (4 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze) in women’s archery and Korea’s all-time Olympic medalist for the most medals.
Along with Jin Jong-oh’s declaration of challenge, a prospect was raised that a ‘Jin Jong-oh vs. Kim Yeon-kyung’ structure could be formed.
Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance) said, “I am thinking about the IOC Athletes’ Commission challenge last year. There are many preparation steps. If he prepares well, I think he will be able to show a good image after retirement.” It is a statement that shows the will of the IOC Athletes Commissioner.
Regarding the rumor of retirement after finishing the Pepper Savings Bank match on the 15th, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It would be a lie if I said I had no intention of retiring. From before, she thought that it would be good to come down when she was in the highest position. We are still talking with the club,” she revealed. 메이저사이트
None of the former IOC members of the Republic of Korea were women. If Kim Yeon-kyung is selected as the final candidate for Korea, she will be able to attract enough votes from Turkey and China at the Paris Olympics. Kim Yeon-kyung’s challenge to become an IOC member is worthwhile in itself.
This year, Kim Yeon-kyung’s Korean age is 36 years old, and she alone is 35 years old. Her skills haven’t rusted at all, but she’s not old enough to retire right away. Also, as Kim Yeon-kyung said, her peak is right in front of her eyes.
The possibility that her team, Heungkuk Life Insurance, will rise to the top has increased. Hyundai Engineering & Construction, which was considered the ‘first round’ of V-League women’s volleyball, fell into a losing streak in the aftermath of the departure of top-class foreign player Yasmin, and in the meantime, Heungkuk Life Insurance led by Kim Yeon-kyung rose to the fore. Here, the manager’s position, which was the biggest problem, is replaced by ‘master general’ Marcello Abondanza (53, Italy). Kim Yeon-kyung is the manager who worked with Türkiye Fenerbahce. This is why it is evaluated that Heungkuk Life Insurance’s chances of winning have increased even more by making up for its weaknesses.
If you really rise to the top, you will have a reason to retire for Kim Yeon-kyung, who has been drawing pictures from the top. Of course, it is not a picture that volleyball fans want, but the possibility of forming a composition between Jin Jong-oh and Kim Yeon-kyung is higher than before.