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Chung Jae Won

Republic of Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR12106200101
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born21 Jun 2001 in  Seoul
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.94 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:11.60 16 Feb 2019 Baselga di Piné  
    1500m 1:45.55 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:19.13 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 13:35.08 17 Dec 2022 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Mass Start   1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1000m   1    
    1500m 1   1  
    5000m 1      
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1      
    Allround 1 1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamUijeongbu City Hall: Republic of Korea  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe fractured his right ankle during training in grade five of primary school. He fractured his ankle again in grade seven of middle school, and required three months of recovery. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019; post.naver.com, 28 Dec 2017; yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2017)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Chung Jae-Woong has represented the Republic of Korea in speed skating, placing 13th in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (news1.kr, 29 Feb 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 28 Sep 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to take up the sport by his older brother Jae-Woong. "At first, I competed in both short and long distances. Short-distance events are all about racing fast, so that might look cooler. But for me, it looked cooler to keep skating each lap at the same speed and then speed up toward the end."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 2006 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and winning silver in the mass start at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Most influential person in careerKorean speed skater Lee Seung-Hoon. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Lee Seung-Hoon. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"First of all, work hard." (Athlete, 22 Nov 2018)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe tries to sleep for more than seven hours the night before a competition. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
MilestonesAt age 16 years and 245 days he became the youngest male athlete representing the Republic of Korea to have won a medal at the Olympic Winter Games by claiming silver in team pursuit at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Sep 2018; news.chosun.com, 23 Feb 2018)  
NicknamesBbosiraegi [means 'cute' in Korean]. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesGoing to cafes. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJaegal Sung-Yeol [club], KOR; Lee Kang-Seok [club], KOR; Park Jung-Eun [national], KOR  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships Mass Start1  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start2  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2022/2023 Heerenveen Mass Start2  
    2022/2023 Tomaszów Mazowiecki Mass Start2  
    2018/2019 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2019/2020 Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start4  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Mass Start5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m34  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m38  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m38  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Overall38  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m46  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m54