IOC 선수위원에 도전하는 박인비(골프)가 지난 10일 서울 송파구 올림픽파크텔 대한체육회에서 열린 IOC 선수위원 후보선발과 관련한 평가위원회를 하기 앞서 취재진과 인터뷰를 하고 있다. 뉴스1

IOC Athletes' Commissioner candidate Park In-bee (GOLF) talks to reporters before the evaluation committee for the IOC Athletes' Commissioner selection at the Olympic Parktel Korea Sports Center in Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday.

'Golf queen' Park In-bee, 35, has beaten out a host of 'stars' to become the Korean candidate for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission.

On Thursday, the Korea Olympic Committee (KOC) announced that it held its second senate meeting at the InterContinental Coex in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 토토사이트 and recommended Park In-bee as the Korean candidate to run for the new IOC athletes' commission during next year's Paris Olympics.

Park will be confirmed as the Korean candidate for the IOC Athletes' Commission after a vote by the Athletes' Commission of the KOC on Feb. 16-17.

The KOC held an evaluation committee at the Olympic Parktel in Seoul on Oct. 10, and Park reportedly received the highest unanimous score.

"I competed in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 because of my dream of becoming an Athletes' Commissioner," Park In-bee told reporters during a closed-door interview with the evaluation committee. "I won the gold medal in Rio with the Olympic spirit, and now I want to play a leading role in the 'Olympic Movement' by sharing that spirit with the world."

"Golf is a massively popular sport. At the Tokyo Olympics, NBA player Pau Gasol topped the Athletes' Committee voting," he said.

"I've been quietly and diligently spending a lot of time studying," he said, adding, "I heard that current Athletes' Commissioner Yoo Seung-min walked 450 kilometers and lost 6 kilograms during the election, so I will aim to walk 500 kilometers and lose 10 kilograms." He wittily expressed his determination. He also stood out by introducing himself in fluent English.

The other candidates interviewed alongside Park were Jin Jong-oh (44-shooting), Kim Yeon-kyung (35-volleyball), Lee Dae-hoon (31-taekwondo), and Kim So-young (31-badminton). Initially, archer Oh Jin-hyuk, 42, had expressed interest in the position, but he was unable to attend the interview because he was participating in training for the Hangzhou Asian Games.

During the first round of the Women's Golf at the Tokyo Olympics at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, Japan. 스포츠토토 Inbee Park of South Korea plays her second shot on the 1st hole.

Inbee Park is a Hall of Famer who won 21 times on the U.S. Women's Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, ranks fourth on the all-time money list ($18.26 million), and achieved a "career grand slam" by winning all four majors. At the Rio Olympics, where women's golf was reinstated as an Olympic sport after a 116-year absence, she became the first woman to win a "golden slam.

He is also highly regarded for his excellent English, having lived abroad since childhood. To become an IOC Athlete Commissioner, you must be fluent in one of the IOC's official languages, English and French.

Only athletes who have competed in the previous Olympic Games or who will be competing as an active athlete at the Olympic Games when the election is held are eligible to run for IOC Athlete Commissioner. During next year's Olympic Games in Paris, the IOC will elect four new Athletes' Commissioners for an eight-year term.

Athletes are "sports diplomats" who act as a bridge between the IOC and athletes. They have the same powers as IOC members and can be a powerful force in sports diplomacy.

There have been two IOC Athletes' Commissioners from South Korea. Moon Dae-sung, a gold medalist in taekwondo at the 2004 Athens Olympics, was first elected during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Yoo Seung-min, a gold medalist in men's singles table tennis at the Athens Olympics, 스포츠토토맨 was elected during the 2016 Rio Olympics and will soon complete his eight-year term.