The Presidential Committee for the G20 Summit announced that Yu-na Kim, reigning world figure skating champion, and Ji-sung Park, a well-known footballer playing in the English Premier League, have been chosen as ambassadors to represent the G20 Seoul Summit.
Through their excellent performances both on the field and off, the two athletes have captured the hopes and dreams of the Korean public. During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Yu-na Kim took the gold medal with a world record score. And, at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Ji-sung Park led Korea’s national football squad to the round of 16, Korea’s best overseas result at the tournament.
As ambassadors of the G20 Seoul Summit, November 11-12, the two athletes will actively promote Korea to an international audience while also engaging in a variety of efforts to publicize the significance of Korea’s role as host.