Shin Ji-ah, Choi Ga-on and other promising winter sports participate in ‘Play Winter’ special field training

The 2018 Pyeongchang Memorial Foundation (Chairman Yoo Seung-min) will select three promising figure skating and three snowboarding prospects for special training before the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games.

This ‘Play Winter Special Field Training’ is the first attempt by the 2018 PyeongChang Memorial Foundation to foster promising athletes and selected two events included in the ‘Play Winter Academy’, figure skating and snowboarding. Playwinter’s special battery training will start in April and continue until early June depending on the event.

The Play Winter special battery training will be conducted as part of the ‘Play Winter Sports Academy’ project, which debuted in 2021. The Play Winter Sports Academy is a key legacy project of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics that provides professional instruction by utilizing the facilities and legacy of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in order to contribute to revitalizing winter sports in Korea and expanding the base of athletes in unpopular winter sports.

The players selected for this Play Winter special field training were selected based on the recommendations of excellent players for the 2021-2022 season provided by the federation and association for each event.

In the figure skating category, Jia Shin (15, Yeongdong Middle School), silver medalist at the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior World Championships, Minsol Kwon (14, Mokdong Middle School), silver medalist at the Junior Grand Prix, and Ah-sun Yoon (16, Surigo), a promising figure skater, were selected. Gaon Choi (15, Sehwa Girls’ Middle School), who won the championship at the X Games and Dew Tour, and Geon-hee Kim (14, Siheung Maehwa Middle School), a promising half-pipe player, were selected for snowboarding.

Figure skating is leaving for training in Japan and Canada, respectively. Shin Ji-ah goes to Chiba Prefecture, Japan, and Kwon Min-sol and Yoon Ah-sun leave for Toronto, Canada in April, where they will begin intense training for about three weeks.

Meanwhile, Choi Ga-on, who was selected for snowboarding, will train in Mammoth Mountain, California, USA from mid-May, and Kim Kun-hee will leave for Gifu Prefecture, Japan in early April to train for three weeks.

Jia Shin, who left the Play Winter special training camp, said, “I am very happy to have been given the opportunity to do the Play Winter special training camp. If I train hard through this special training camp and participate in the 2024 Youth Olympics, I want to achieve good results.” revealed

In addition, Gaon Choi, a snowboarder, expressed his determination for this training, saying, “In the Play Winter special battery training, I will focus on pipe technology to get the maximum results. I have worked hard on what I wanted to do, so I will do my best.” 바카라

Playwinter’s special field training consists of an intensive training program tailored to the characteristics of the players, so that promising players can maximize their strengths. In addition, top-notch coaches for each event will be assigned to the special field training to provide professional programs to promising athletes preparing for the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Yoo Seung-min, chairman of the 2018 PyeongChang Memorial Foundation, said, “Through the special off-season training for Play Winter, which was conducted as an extension of the Play Winter Sports Academy, we have supported overseas training for 2024 promising players. We want to contribute to the successful hosting of the Youth Olympics and actively contribute to the vitalization of winter sports.”

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