“I focus on my game rather than worrying about a specific player.”
Hwang Dae-heon, a gold medalist at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, was appointed as the event’s public relations ambassador at the ‘2023 International Skating Union (ISU) World Short Track Championships’ promotion ceremony held at the Genesis BBQ Group International Conference Room in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 9th.
Hwang Dae-heon did not participate in the short track team in the 2022/23 season due to poor physical condition, and will not participate in the World Championships held at Mokdong Ice Rink in Seoul on the 10th to 12th of next month.
However, from next season, he will participate in the tournament wearing the Taegeuk mark after going through the selection process.
Instead of participating in the World Championships, he is in charge of publicity. Hwang Dae-heon said at the ambassador appointment ceremony, “I am very honored to be appointed as a public relations ambassador for a big event.”
Hwang Dae-heon is recovering smoothly. He announced, “I am improving my physical condition little by little. I am in the process of making it well so that I can show a good image in good condition in the upcoming representative selection 먹튀검증match.”
Although Hwang Dae-heon broke away, Korean short track speed skating was also fierce in the 5th ISU World Cup last year. He placed first in the all-around, winning five gold, one bronze and four silver medals. Especially in the men’s division, the performance of ‘Ace’ Park Ji-won (2 gold medals) was impressive.
Hwang Dae-heon pledged, “I feel proud that no matter who competes in the Korean short track race, I can win first place. When my colleagues perform well, it motivates me. As I said before, I will do my best in the upcoming competitions.”
On this day, Hwang Dae-heon was asked about Lin Shao-jun (Korean name Lim Hyo-jun), who played together in the past and participated in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
Hwang Dae-heon won the silver medal in the men’s 500m short track speed skating at the PyeongChang Olympics, and the athlete who came in after him and won the bronze medal was Lin Xiaojun, then Lim Hyo-jun.
Lin Xiaojun was naturalized in China after being referred to the disciplinary committee after controversy over inappropriate behavior on the national team. At the 5th World Cup, which ended not too long ago, she announced her revival by wearing the five-star red flag and wearing two gold medals around her neck.
It may be a somewhat uncomfortable question, but Hwang Dae-heon chose to break through head-on.
When asked about his thoughts on ‘Lim Hyo-jun’, Hwang Dae-heon replied, “Are you talking about Lin Xiaojun?” He replied, “They are all players representing their respective countries. I focus on my game rather than focusing on a specific player. Start I always do my best when I’m on the line.”