Magnus Kim (25), the gold medalist in men’s cross-country skiing at the 2017 Winter Asian Games, won a silver medal at this year’s Winter Universiade, where he participated as the Norwegian national team.

Magnus Kim participated in the 2023 Winter World University Games (Universiade), which closed in Lake Placid, New York, USA on the 22nd, and won three silver medals in the ski cross-country men’s 10km individual classic and 30km relay.

Magnus Kim appeared in the Universiade under the Norwegian name of Magnus Bø.

Born to a Norwegian father and a Korean mother, Beau was born in Busan in 1998, and since 2015 has been a player wearing the Taegeuk mark under the name Magnus Kim and has been running around the snowfields. 스포츠토토

He displayed unrivaled skills in Korea, winning three gold medals in the 2013 Winter Sports Festival and four gold medals in the 2014 and 2015 Winter Sports Games. won

Before Magnus won the gold medal at the Asian Winter Games, the best result in the Korean men’s cross-country skiing at the Asian Winter Games was a bronze medal. Also, the gold medal at the Youth Olympics was the first in Korean skiing history.

At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, he came in 45th out of 119 in the men’s 15km free event.

He also placed 19th in the sprint category at the FIS World Cup in March of that year.

Considering that the peak comes after the late 20s due to the nature of the sport, he is a player with great potential for future development, but he decided to go on the international stage as a Norwegian player from the 2018-2019 season.

Fluent in Korean with a Busan dialect accent, he said at a press conference at the time, “It was an inevitable decision to further develop as a player,” and “I feel sorry for those who have helped me in the meantime.”

It was an expression of his will to be reborn as a top-class athlete while working as an athlete in Norway, a world-class ski powerhouse.

Under the name of Magnus Bø instead of Magnus Kim, he served as the flag bearer for the Norwegian team at the opening ceremony of the Winter Universiade and won three silver medals.

“Winning his first medal for Norway is very meaningful,” Magnus posted on social media.

He has written his Korean name ‘Kim Magnus’ on his social media profile.

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