January 28, 2021 10:36
Olympic speed skating champion Park Seung-hi will get married in April. She is the first Korean female speed skater to win Olympic medals in all four short track disciplines.
Her agency said Wednesday that Park will marry the CEO of a fashion brand who is five years her senior in Seoul on April 17.
She and her fiancé have been dating for about a year and a half after meeting at a friend's gathering.
Following her retirement in May 2018, Park began studying fashion design. She launched her own bag brand last year.
The couple reportedly became close as she often sought advice about the industry from her husband-to-be. "Even after marriage, I will continue to do my best in my current activities promoting sports, as well as running my business," Park said.
Park won bronze in the women's 1,000-m and 1,500-m short-track skating events at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Four years later in Sochi, she won two gold medals in the 1,000-m event and the 3,000-m relay, and bronze in the 500-m.
Having conquered the short track, Park switched to long track and qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, becoming the first Korean skater to compete in both long and short track at the Olympics. But after managing only a 16th-place finish in the 1,000-m race, she wrapped her career as a skater after Pyeongchang.
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