PyeongChang, June 27 – A rising star in the world of golf – LEE Bo-Mee – shared her passion for the Games today as the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) announced her as the latest Ambassador for PyeongChang 2018 at an event in Seoul.
Hailing from Suwon, South Korea, she began golf on home soil and turned professional in 2008 on the Korean LPGA. The 28 year-old is currently driving ahead on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association (JLPGA) Tour and had a remarkable seven wins in her first season back in 2015. She broke the all-time record of earnings made by a male or female golfer in Japan that year and was awarded Player of the Year in both 2015 and 2016 for her achievements. She speaks fluent Japanese and is regularly seen on the front of popular magazines or appearing on game shows and chat shows in Japan.
She said, “Korea is where my sporting career began, so I am very excited to be supporting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang and to have the chance to witness other Korean athletes performing in front of home fans.
“I have been fortunate enough to build an incredible career in Japan and I’m thrilled to be representing PyeongChang 2018 not only in Korea but also throughout the world.
“I hope that fans from all sports will become excited about the Winter Games and get behind athletes to give them lots of support.”
POCOG President LEE Hee-Beom said, “LEE Bo-Mee knows what it is like to be a champion in her sport and she is someone we are all very proud of. We are very pleased that she is supporting PyeongChang 2018. With her support, like all of our other ambassadors, many more Koreans and fans around the world will become excited about the Games and enjoy following and supporting some new sports and new athletes.”