‘Wrestling Legend’ Shim Kwon-ho returns to the field… lead the youth team

May 15, 2023 0 Comments

Wrestling legend Shim Kwon-ho (51) returns to the field.

Coach Shim Kwon-ho will lead the under-17 (U-17) national team to participate in the World Wrestling Federation Under-17 Asian Championships to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from the 8th to the 13th of next month.

In January, coach Shim Kwon-ho assumed the position of director of the Korea Wrestling Association, and was recently appointed as the U-17 national team coach following the association’s judgment that it was necessary to discover youth players. His term of office is 2 years.

The association has selected 26 members of the U-17 national team and plans to pack 6 key prospects through an additional selection process on the afternoon of the 15th.

Six key prospects, including two men’s Greco-Roman, two men’s freestyle, and two women’s freestyle, prepare for the tournament by training together with coach Shim Kwon-ho at Seoul Physical High School and elsewhere.

An official from the association said, “Director Shim Kwon-ho plans to intensively coach 6 key prospects, and plans to conduct various training programs sponsored by IBK Industrial Bank.”

Coach Shim Kwon-ho told Yonhap News on the 15th, “Teaching young players is something I’ve wanted for a long time.”

Coach Shim personally observed the U-17 national team selection match held at the Yanggu Culture and Sports Center in Gangwon-do from the 10th and confirmed the skills of the promising players.

Coach Shim Kwon-ho is a legend in Korean wrestling.스포츠토토

After winning the gold medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 48kg class at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, when this weight class was abolished, Shim competed in the men’s Greco-Roman 54kg class at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and won two consecutive Olympic gold medals.

After his retirement, he worked as a commentator and leader, and also served as an office worker at Korea Land and Housing Corporation.

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