‘Korea Legend Sprinter’ Jang Jae-geun, former Seoul Metropolitan City athletics team coach (61), was appointed as the head of the Jincheon National Athletes’ Village in the new year.
According to multiple officials familiar with sports administration on the 23rd, the Korea Sports Council appointed Jang Jae-geun as the successor as the two-year term of the former ‘LA Olympics wrestling gold medalist’ Yu In-tak (65), the head of the Athletes’ Village, expired at the end of February메이저놀이터.Director Jang, born in Gwangju in 1962, is a legend in Asian athletics who won two consecutive gold medals in the men’s 200m at the 1982 New Delhi and 1986 Seoul Asian Games. The men’s 200m Asian and Korean record of 20 seconds 41, which he set at the Asian Athletics Championships in Jakarta in 1985, was unbroken for 33 years until Park Tae-gun set a time of 20 seconds 40 at the National Athletics Championships in June 2018 and advanced it by 0.01 seconds. It was a record. After retiring at the end of the 1990 Beijing Asian Games, coach Jang, who gained popularity as a broadcaster and aerobic evangelist and contributed to the revitalization of sports for life, returned to his main job, track and field in 1998, coached the 2004 Athens Olympic short-distance national team and coached the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games track and field team. , 2011 Daegu World Athletics Championships Track Technical Committee, working hard to develop athletics and nurture younger students. He became popular as a commentator for SBS track and field commentators at the 2012 Beijing Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics, and gained popularity as a commentator communicating with the people. Since last year, he has been working at the forefront to raise the national popularity of track and field as the chairman of the organizing committee for the national unemployment track and field Korean League (KTFL).Ahead of the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September and the Paris Olympics next year, ‘world-class’ aces such as Woo Sang-hyeok (high jump) and Seon-woo Hwang (freestyle) in swimming, which are basic events, stand out, and a village chief from ‘track and field legend’ was born for the first time. An official said, “I have high expectations that coach Jang, who was born in the basic sport of track and field and set a new Asian record and a new Korean record as a player, and has accumulated rich experience in the business team and national team as a leader, will play a role as the head of the athlete’s village at an important time.” The background of the internal affairs was explained. Director Jang is scheduled to begin his two-year term in March after approval by the Korea Sports Council’s board of directors.