According to foreign media reports, former China short track speed skating coach Jin Shantai will once again participate in the South Korean short track speed skating team coach competition. But unlike the first competition, another former China coach, Hyun-Soo Ahn, did not enter the second competition list. In January this year, the short track speed skating legend Hyun-Soo Ahn and the world famous coach Jin Shantai applied for the coach of the South Korean short track speed skating team, which caused widespread concern. Due to the public opposition of the Korean Short Track Speed Skating Coaches Association and the joint letter issued by the main players of Min-Jeong Choi and other national teams, the first coach recruitment ended without results. The official explanation is: No suitable candidate!
After several days, South Korea’s South Short Track Speed Skating Team started the recruitment of coaches again. According to relevant sources, four coaches, including Jin Shantai, will compete and the final result will be announced in May. It is worth mentioning that Hyun-Soo Ahn, who participated in the competition with Jin Shantai before, did not enter the shortlist. According to media reports, in the South Korean national team trials, Hyun-Soo Ahn has appeared as a personal coach of athletes. Some netizens teased that Hyun-Soo Ahn had figured out the essence of the sentence "He who knows the times is a hero"!
After Hyun-Soo Ahn completely gave up the competition for the coach of South Korean short track speed skating team, another former China coach, Jin Shantai, still seems to want to give himself a break. South Korean media once broke the news that Jin Shantai, who has been recuperating for a long time, has begun to serve as a personal coach for some athletes of the south city team. Now, he has entered the final list of coaches of South Korea’s short track speed skating team. In this regard, some netizens analyzed that excellent coaching ability may be the magic weapon for Jin Shantai to "return to life".
At the same time, many netizens are deeply puzzled that Jin Shantai would rather be the coach of the local team than the coach of other national teams. It has been pointed out that Jin Shantai coached abroad almost all the time except the PyeongChang Winter Olympics cycle, and during the period of coaching the China team, he had physical problems and often worked with illness. Therefore, Jin Shantai may want to spend more time with his family and enjoy life. Some netizens also believe that as a world famous short track speed skater, he missed the competition of the Korean local team. This result obviously made Jin Shantai somewhat unhappy.
Therefore, he hopes to participate in the coach competition again and fight for his breath! The election results of the coach of the South Korean short track speed skating team will be announced in May. If Jin Shantai is selected successfully, he will not only achieve "re-employment", but also win back face for himself. If he finally loses again, it may be the cynicism of insiders, media and netizens who are waiting for him. What do you think of Jin Shantai’s decision not to renew his contract with the China team, but to take the position of coach of the Korean local team instead?