Ahn Hyun-soo refutes the pension receipt controversy “It was wrongly known… I donated all”
Reporter Kim Gyeong-yoon = ‘Short Track Emperor’ Victor Ahn (38, Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo) explained the process of receiving a lump sum payment of Olympic medal pension, which was recently raised when applying for the coaching position of the ice team at Seongnam City Hall.
Viktor Ahn said on his social media on the 7th, “I am sorry that everyone has been named as a noisy issue during a difficult time.” After the announcement was made, I had no choice but to remain silent because it could cause misunderstandings.”
Following this, Viktor Ahn revealed the process of naturalization in Russia in 2011, the process of receiving a lump sum pension, and the fact of donating the entire pension.
“I left for Russia in June 2011, and while talking with the president of the Russian Skating Federation about future training plans, I heard the story of Tatiana Volulolina, a Russian-Australian dual citizen,” he said. What I know is true.”
“However, I found out that I did not fall under a special case like that player, and after much consideration, I made the decision to naturalize in July,” he said. I donated the entire amount to my junior players,” he said.
Victor Ahn said, “However, as the naturalization process became known as an article from Russia in August, it was misrepresented in Korea as if you received your pension first in July and decided to naturalize in August. Naturalization was known in August, but everything was decided in July. We followed the procedure,” he explained.
In addition, he said, “I have lived only exercising for 30 years, and it is difficult for me to express my voice due to my personality.”
“After naturalization, I was cautious about appearing in the media, and I thought it was right to focus only on the movement,” he said. he emphasized.
Victor Ahn’s position seems to be a refutation of the statement made by the Korea Skating Instructors Federation when applying for the coaching position at Seongnam City Hall last month.
The Korea Ice Skating Leaders Federation said in a press release, “Victor Ahn gave up his Korean nationality and naturalized as a Russian citizen, and when there was a controversy over betraying his country, he explained that he thought ‘dual citizenship would be possible’. “I knew in advance that dual nationality would not work, and I pretended not to know after receiving the pension in a lump sum,” he claimed. 카지노사이트
Chairman Jang Gwang-deok, who leads the federation, was known to have been active with a certain candidate in the Young Skating Association.
During this process, players belonging to Seongnam City Hall, including Choi Min-jung, issued a statement saying, “Please select a coach transparently,” and Seongnam City Hall did not hire anyone for the coaching position.