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Kim Min-Seok

Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR11406199901
NOCKorea
Born14 Jun 1999 in  Anyang
GenderMen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.04 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.02 10 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:42.54 10 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:19.79 22 Sep 2017 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1500m     1  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1500m   1 1  
    Mass Start 10 Laps     1  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 2 1    
    Team Sprint 2      
    Allround   2    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003072895462  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSon Sae-Won [club], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age eight in Anyang, Republic of Korea. He concentrated on speed skating from year three at primary school.  
Reason for choosing this sportThe coach who discovered his talent encouraged him to become a skater.  
Club / TeamSeongnam City Hall: Korea  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Lee Seung-Hoon, Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (gonggam.korea.kr, 28 May 2017; yonhapnews.co.kr, 30 Oct 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win gold at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.chosun.com, 14 Feb 2018)  
Awards and honoursHe was presented with the Athletics Grand Award at the 64th Korean Sport and Olympic Committee Athletics Awards. (hani.co.kr, 28 Feb 2018)

He was named Best Athlete at the 2017 National Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. (hani.co.kr, 12 Feb 2017)

He received the Best Performance Award at the 2013 Gyeonggi Province Sports Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea. (joongboo.com, 06 Dec 2013)
 
Other sportsHe competed in national short track tournaments during the 2012/13 season. (ohmynews.com, 17 Mar 2013)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 1500m and silver in team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Korean speed skater to win a medal in the 1500m at the Olympic Winter Games, following his bronze at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Sep 2018; huffingtonpost.kr, 13 Feb 2018)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m5  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m20  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Hamar 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m14  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m16  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps20  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m23  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall42  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m46