It is my honor to be an Honorary Ambassador for the 18th FINA World Championships. I will do my best for the success of the Gwangju Event.Career12th FINA World Aquatics Championships (Melbourne, 2007)Men’s 400m Freestyle Gold Medal (Korea’s first gold medalist in swimming)14th FINA World Championships (Shanghai, 2011)Men’s 400m Freestyle Gold Medal13th FINA SC World ChampionshipsMen’s 200m, 400m, 1500m Freestyle Gold Medal10th Asian Swimming Championships (Tokyo, 2016)Men’s 100, 200m, 400m, 1500m Freestyle Gold Medal
I think my role as a swimmer is to get good results from competitions, large or small, to promote swimming.Career88th Dong-A Swimming Competition (2016)Women’s 50m, 100m, 200m Butterfly First Place2017 FINA World ChampionshipsWomen’s 200m Butterfly 4th Place (Korea Record; 2:06.67)2018 National Team Selection ContestWomen’s 100m, 200m Butterfly First Place / National athlete for the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 90th Dong-A Swimming Competition (2018)Women’s 100m Butterfly First Place (0:57.69)
Korea has experience and strength in making global tournaments a success, such as the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. A year ago, the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic Games became the most successful Winter Olympics ever.
And in 2015, here in Gwangju, the Summer Universiade was hosted at an unrivaled low cost. Based on such strengths and experiences, I firmly believe the 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019 will be an unprecedented success.
There will surely come a time when the world can witness the cheerful passionate support of my people. Especially with the 100th anniversary Korea’s national independence, I wish for the calm water of peace to be raised along with that spirit.CareerScreen Credits1992Movie, Seopyeonje, Tae Heung Films Co., Ltd
1994Movie, Taebaek Mountain, Tae Heung Films Co., Ltd
2007Movie, Chun Nyun Hak, KINO2
2015Musical Drama, The Crying Undutiful Son at Jangchung Gymnasium
2018Concert, Thank YouBroadcasting Activity2015Winner of Immortal Song; the Stars Heavenly Home
2016-PresentMC of Mother’s Korean Music Dalgang Dalgang by Oh Jeong-hae, Korean Music Broadcasting ChannelAwards2007Best Actress Award at the 29th Nantes Three Continents Festival-Chun Nyun Hak
2018Cast Award of Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting AwardHonorary Ambassador2011Honorary Ambassador of Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju
2013Honorary Ambassador of Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju
2018Honorary Ambassador of National Intangible Cultural Heritage Association
2019Honorary Ambassador of the 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019