Seongnam City Hall’s ice team, which has short track signboards Choi Min-jeong (25) and Kim Gil-ri (18), is receiving keen attention from public opinion over the selection of leaders, and suspicions are amplifying behind it because it was unable to produce a finalist.
On the 31st, the scheduled date for the announcement of successful candidates for ice team coaches, Seongnam City announced its position that “no successful applicants have been selected” through the “Announcement of Final Successful Candidates for Public Recruitment of Seongnam City Hall Workplace Sports Team Members (Coaches, Trainers)” on the City Hall website. 스포츠토토
Initially, Seongnam City posted an announcement on the 19th of last month to recruit ice team coaches. During this process, seven people applied, and among the applicants, Viktor Ahn (Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo), who was naturalized as a Russian, and former coach Kim Seon-tae, who led the Chinese team for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after serving as coach of the Korean national team at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, applied and drew attention. However, due to controversy over their qualifications, such as the Korean Skating Instructors Federation openly protesting against their application, they were eventually eliminated at the interview stage.
In this situation, six short track speed skaters belonging to Seongnam City Hall, including Choi Min-jung, Kim Gil-li, Lee Jun-seo, Kim Gun-hee, Kim Da-gyeom, and Seo Beom-seok, announced the ‘athlete’s position on coach recruitment’ on the same day, and public opinion was again inflamed.
Through personal social media (SNS), they said, “Currently, our ice skating department is aware that the coach and coaches are open coach recruitment process with both coaches vacant.” I think it should be done fairly and transparently,” he said.
He continued, “In order to lead our team, which has the most former and incumbent national team players, I think that among the applicants, a coach with the best coaching and managerial experience, excellent competence, and communicative ability should come.” The earnest heart to do,” he appealed.
In particular, Choi Min-jung, the ace, said, “After all, players play a game,” and added, “Please help the players to be with the leader they want.”
Due to public interest, Seongnam City was unable to produce the final successful candidates. In a phone call with Dong-A Ilbo, an official from Seongnam City said, “Regardless of the SNS and results posted by the ice team players, we evaluated various things such as career, competency, and communication, but we could not find the right person.” We will reschedule the contest,” he said.