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Kim Min Sun


SportSpeed Skating
Born16 Jun 1999 in  Seoul
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.46 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    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
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media  
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. She decided to focus on speed skating in grade six of primary school.  
Reason for choosing this sportHer friend suggested she take up figure skating, but her father encouraged her to begin short track. Her coach later suggested she switch to speed skating.  
Club / TeamUijeongbu City Hall: Korea  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Lee Sang-Hwa. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesGoing to art galleries, watching films, cooking. (, 31 Jan 2018; Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Other informationBREAK FROM STUDIES
In 2018 she began studying international sports at Korea University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. However, after completing one semester she took a break from her studies to focus on her sporting career. (, 03 Dec 2019)

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." (, 29 Jan 2018;, 11 Oct 2017;, 12 Oct 2017)
InjuriesHer training was disrupted due to a back injury in February 2018. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Lee Jun-Su, and her parents. (Sports KU Naver blog, 18 May 2019; 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, 15 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do your best in every moment." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m16  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m17  
    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  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m17  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m21  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m43  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m51