Home » Sports » A Korean coach joins the French archery team February 12, 2022
Oh Seon-Tek is the new head coach of the French archery team. The Korean, coach of the Korean archery team at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 (5 medals) and London in 2012 (4 medals), was responsible for the professional archery team LH (Korean construction company).
The 61-year-old man’s mission is to define the training strategies of the best French archers and their support in competition. This position was created especially for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 with the support of the National Sports Agency.
The fashion of foreign coaches
The French archery federation is not the first to set its sights on a foreign coach. His rowing counterpart recruited German Jürgen Gröbler, the man with 12 Olympic medals, on November 4, 2021, when he retired in the summer of 2021 and left his position as team coach. . from Great Britain, the legendary 75-year-old coach was recruited as a consultant for the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Similarly, volleyball has appointed Brazilian “Bernardinho” Rezende to succeed Laurent Tillie as coach. Dutchman Jacco Verhaeren became director of the French swimming teams and Ukrainian Vitaly Marinitch took over as head of the men’s gymnastics team. Finally, the Cuban Humberto Horta Dominguez leads the women’s boxing team. These hirings go in one and only direction: to raise the level of the tricolor Olympic teams by a notch with a view to 2024, by calling on experts already titled at the Olympic Games.