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Kim Min Sun

Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR21606199901
NOCKorea
Born16 Jun 1999 in  Seoul
GenderWomen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.70 22 Sep 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:15.99 23 Sep 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 2:01.93 16 Sep 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:36.00 23 Jan 2013 Seoul  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/min_sun_kim_  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJaegal Sung-Yeol [club], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age 11 in Gwacheon, Republic of Korea.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to begin skating by one of her friends, so she asked her parents for permission. She initially took up the sport as a hobby, but later she decided to focus on it after finding it interesting.  
Club / TeamUijeongbu City Hall: Korea  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Lee Sang-Hwa. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesGoing to art galleries. (news.joins.com, 31 Jan 2018)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.joins.com, 31 Jan 2018)  
Other informationJUNIOR WORLD RECORD
She set a junior world record in the 500m [37.50s] at the 2017 Fall Classic in Calgary, AB, Canada, but it was not approved by the International Skating Union [ISU] as the organising committee had not conducted her doping test. The Korea Skating Union [KSU] appealed to the ISU, but only received an apology latter from the organising committee. Later in the year she again set a junior world record in the 500m [37.78s] at the 2017 Junior World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. "When I heard that it was not officially approved, I felt let down a little bit. However at the same time I also thought that I could break the record again next time." (news.hankyung.com, 29 Jan 2018; nocutnews.co.kr, 11 Oct 2017; hankookilbo.com, 12 Oct 2017)
 
Awards and honoursShe experienced trouble with her back in February 2018. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Lee Jun-Su, and her parents. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018, 09 Feb 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a junior world record in the 500m [37.78s] at the 2017 Junior World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do your best in every moment." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m16  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m17  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m21  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m43  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m51