Naturalized marathoner Oh Joo-han says his goal for 2020 Tokyo Olympics is top three

Naturalized marathoner Oh Joo-han says his goal for 2020 Tokyo Olympics is top three


marathoner Johan has his sights set on
winning a medal at the Tokyo games to naturalize Korea and vows to give it his
all to represent his second home conn-young who turns a spotlight to this
Olympian Oh Joe Hahn a Kenyan born runner a naturalized
citizen of South Korea always wears a wristband
designed with the Korean national flag which was made by his mother in Kenya Oh
said being able to represent Korea is very special to him the Korean flag on
my chest is the love I have for Korea I love running for Korea I want to compete
for Korea so I think having the flag is very meaningful for me the 30 year old
Kenyon born runner said his Korean agent played a major role in his decision to
represent South Korea he said winning several international
marathons in Korea since 2011 also affected his decision oh eventually and
was officially naturalized as a South Korean citizen last year and just last
month the 30 year old runner became the first South Korean to secure his ticket
to represent the country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after finishing the 2019
kanjou international marathon in two hours eight minutes and 42 seconds if
all goes well I hope I can be in the top three Indiana medal I will train my best
and fight for the top three the naturalizer brothers said he has been
getting a lot of support from both Koreans and Kenyans as well as media
attention he added he’s not taking anything for granted to my supporters I
love you all I will not let you down I will do my best to make you proud with
my running ole Johan and his coach plan to go back to Kenya sometime in November
for a winter training session before coming back to Korea for the Seoul
International Marathon in March 2020 conn-young Arirang news Chung young

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