Bobsled silver medalist Won Yun-jong (38) at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Min Yu-ra (28), a former national figure skating team member, were selected as official 안전놀이터athlete role models (ARMs) for the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics. done.
On the 15th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the results of the selection of 11 players for the first list of role models for the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games on its website.
Those selected as role models play the role of passing on their experiences to young athletes participating in the Winter Youth Olympics.
In Korea, the host country, Kim Chang-min (38, curling) was selected in addition to Won Yun-jong and Min Yu-ra.
In addition, Kim Magnus (Norway), the cross-country gold medalist at the 2016 Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games, was also named on the list of role models.
Magnus Kim, who was born to a Norwegian father and a Korean mother, played for the Korean national team until the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
He is currently continuing his career as a player in Norway, following his father’s nationality.
In addition, Nao Kodaira (Japan), who competed for the Japanese national team in speed skating at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, was also selected.
Meanwhile, the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics will be held in four cities in Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province, including Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Jeongseon, and Hoengseong, from January 19 to February 1, 2024.
A total of 2,600 people, including 1,800 youth athletes aged 15 to 18 and other officials from 70 countries, are expected to participate in this competition, hosted by the IOC.