‘Friendship Without Borders’ Lee Sang-hwa and Godaira reunite at Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics for the first time in six years

Lee Sang-hwa, co-chairman of the 2024 Gangwon Dongge Youth Olympic Games, and Nao Kodaira (Japan) reunited for the first time in six years.

Former speed skater Lee Sang-hwa and Na have built a friendship as rivals and friends since they were teenagers. As Lee won two consecutive gold medals in the women’s 500m speed skating event at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Godaira beat Lee Sang-hwa to harvest the gold medal in the event at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.마카오카지노

In particular, at that time, Godaira warmed the hearts of many fans by approaching, hugging, and comforting Chairman Lee, who won the silver medal.

They continued their friendship at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Lee Sang-hwa, then a commentator for KBS, shed tears when she saw her poor performance. After the games, she said in clear Korean, “How have you been? I missed you. My performance was not good today. I will keep working hard. Thank you.”

The two met again in six years at the recent Winter Youth Olympics in Gangwon Province. As mentioned earlier, Lee Sang-hwa served as the co-chair of the Olympic Committee along with shooting legend Jin Jong-oh, and Ko Da-ra was invited as a role model of the International Olympic Committee.

The two athletes met at Gangneung Oval (speed skating rink), where the 500m speed skating event was held on the morning of the 22nd, and had time to watch the competition together, talk, and remember their days.

Meanwhile, the event, which will take place in Gangwon State (Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Jeongseon and Hoengseong) from the 19th to February 1st, is Asia’s first Winter Youth Olympics, and participants show off their skills and friendship at the stadium where the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics took place. Tickets are available for free on the competition’s website, and snow sports in Pyeongchang, Jeongseon and Hoengseong are available without tickets.

In addition, ice skating events such as short track, speed skating, curling, ice hockey, and figure skating held in Gangneung can be issued on-site, and various cultures and sports such as winter sports experiences, performances, food, and etc. can be enjoyed through festival sites in each host city.

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