‘Chicken pension’ for Beijing short track gold medalists Hwang Dae-heon and Choi Min-jung

Hwang Dae-heon and Choi Min-jeong, gold medalists at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, pose for a commemorative photo after receiving a ‘Chicken Pension’ certificate from Chairman Yoon Hong-geun (center) at the Genesis BBQ Chicken Pension Happiness Delivery Ceremony held at the Lotte Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 21st. Reporter Ha Sang-yoon

The Genesis BBQ Group awarded the short track gold medalists Choi Min-jeong (Seongnam City Hall) and Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office), the short track gold medalists at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, a ‘Chicken Pension’ certificate, which allows them to eat 30,000 won worth of chicken every day until the age of 60.

19 athletes, including two athletes, from the Beijing Olympics received their pension certificates at the Genesis BBQ Chicken Pension Happiness Delivery Ceremony held at the Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul on the 21st.

Hwang Dae-heon receives membership points for 38 years and Choi Min-jeong receives an amount equal to chicken pension at the beginning of each month or quarter as membership points for 37 years. Each of them received a total of about 4 billion won in coupons. Choi Min-jung said with a smile, “The people around me were very envious of the news that I was receiving a chicken pension.”

Genesis BBQ Group explained, “We set the price of 30,000 won in consideration of the chicken selling price, inflation rate, and delivery cost.

The women’s short track speed skaters Lee Yu-bin (Yonsei University), Kim A-rang (Goyang City Hall), and Seo Hwi-min (Korea University), who won silver medals, and Kwak Yoon-ki (Goyang City Hall) of the men’s short track speed track team, will receive chicken pension benefits twice a week for a total of 20 years. Park Ji-yoon (Uijeongbu City Hall), who participated as a relay member of the short track women’s national team, but did not receive a medal because she could not compete in the Olympic Games, also gave the same benefits as the silver medalist. Bronze medalist speed skaters Seung-Hoon Lee (IHQ) and Min-Seok Kim (Seongnam City Hall) receive chicken pension twice a week for a total of 10 years.

The Genesis BBQ Group is also giving out chicken coupons to snowboarders Chaeun Lee (Bongdamjung), biathlon athlete Kim (Jeonbuk Athletic Association), luge Jinyong Park (Gyeonggi Provincial Office), Yunjong Won (Gangwon Provincial Government), and Kyungae Kim, who performed well in the Beijing Olympics, twice a week for a year. decided to provide

The chicken pension became a topic of discussion when Yoon Hong-geun, chairman of the Genesis BBQ Group, who serves as the president of the Korea Skating Federation, presented it as a gold medal award at the Beijing Olympics. Chairman Yoon promised to provide free chicken for the rest of his life to athletes who won gold at the Beijing Olympics, which he attended as a team leader in February.

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