Kim Yu-na, the ‘eternal figure skating queen’, shared her feelings about becoming an ambassador for the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics (Youth Olympics).
Kim Yu-na is active as a public relations ambassador for the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in Gangwon-do from January 9, 2024. On the 19th, she also attended an event held one year before the opening of the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics to cheer on the athletes.
In an IOC interview, Yuna Kim shared her feelings and why she became an ambassador for the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics (Youth Olympics).
In an interview, Yuna Kim said, “(Through the Youth Olympics), young athletes will be given the opportunity to compete in the same place and have a similar experience. This will play a very important role for young athletes who are aiming for the Olympics.” He stressed the importance of the Olympics.
He continued, “In the Olympics, athletes focus entirely on the game, but in the Youth Olympics, there is a (cultural education) program where you can mingle with young athletes from other countries through sports.” As a person, it was very exciting to participate in such a program to inspire young people,” he said, explaining why he became an ambassador.
When asked about the difference between an adult Olympic ambassador and the Youth Olympics, Kim Yu-na, who also served as a public relations ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, said, “I saw the Pyeongchang Games from the perspective of an athlete. But as a senior athlete with Olympic experience, looking at the Youth Olympics, it’s like ‘ I feel like a mother,” he said. “I kept thinking about how I could help young players grow.”
Yuna Kim said, “I wasn’t always a person who was full of confidence. Every time I competed, I was nervous and I was caught in the negative thoughts of ‘what if I make a mistake’.” I think it’s important,” he encouraged the youth players. 헤라카지노
On the other hand, Kim Yuna appeared on the official IOC SNS account on the 20th (Korean time) to promote the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics to be held in 2024.
In the video, Yuna Kim said, “The 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games is one year away. I would like to ask for your support for all the participating players.”