World-class high jumper Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) has won the Korea Sports Award.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a ceremony to award the 2023 Medal of Merit for Sports Development and the 61st Korea Sports Awards at The Plaza Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul on Jan. 31.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who broke the Korean record for the first time in 25 years at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, was awarded for his first-place finishes at the World Indoor Athletics Championships and the Diamond League.
The Korea Sports Award for Para Athletes went to Nordic skier Shin Shin-hyun (Sejong).
The Janghan Father Award was shared by Ahn Seong-hyun, father of Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), who won gold in the women’s singles badminton at the Hangzhou Asian Games, and Heo Gil-nam, father of Heo Seung-wook in alpine skiing. 카지노사이트
The Guidance Award went to Kim Young-eun, a teacher at Mangwol Elementary School, the Achievement Award to Choi Yong-hoon, former president of the Gwangju Kendo Association, the Disabled Sports Award to Kim Byung-woo, president of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Disabled Shooting Federation, the Referee Award to Ko Jong-hwan, a coach at Jungkyung High School, and the Promotion Award to Choi Han-dong, president of the Gimcheon Sports Association in North Gyeongsang Province.
The government awarded 10 million won each to the winners of the seven sports awards.
For the Medal of Merit for the Development of Physical Education, Song Chil-seok (a teacher at Gwangju Weight Training Center) and others received the Blue Dragon Medal (9), Meng Ho Medal (7), Colossus Medal (2), White Horse Medal (8), Giraffe Medal (2), and Physical Education Medal (5).