In the 1980s, Jang Jae-geun, former head coach of the track and field team at Seoul City Hall, who made a name for himself as a Korean track and field short-distance star, was inaugurated as the 26th head of the national athlete’s village.

The Korea Sports Association announced that the inauguration ceremony for Jang’s new Athletes Village was held on the 2nd in the auditorium of the Champion House in Jincheon National Athletes’ Village. About 100 people, including national team leaders and executives and staff members, attended the event, introducing the new Athletes Village head, greetings, and presenting congratulatory bouquets. 스포츠토토

Jang is a former gold medalist who won the men’s 200m twice in a row at the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games and the 1986 Seoul Asian Games. He served as the national track and field team short-distance coach, the director of the Korea Association of Athletics Federations, and the director of the Seoul City Hall.

In addition to setting a new Asian record and a new Korean record in athletics, he will focus on managing the team and strengthening their performance at the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September and the Paris Olympics in 2024 based on the rich experience he has accumulated as a leader.

“I am well aware of the role and importance of the Olympic Village as I experienced national athletes and coaches during the Taereung National Training Center. Recognizing that many parts, such as the national team training system and the culture of the athletes’ village, have changed with the times, we will ensure that the athletes’ village not only serves as a cradle for winning medals, but also improves human rights in sports and allows learning and various cultures to coexist.” .

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