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Noh Seon-Yeong

Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR21910198901
NOCKorea
Born19 Oct 1989 in  Seoul
GenderWomen
ResidenceNamyangju, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sports University : Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.75 09 Jan 2010 Obihiro  
    1000m 1:17.04 22 Sep 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:56.04 16 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:07.86 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:21.27 22 Nov 2008 Moscow  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Allround 1      
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/sunyoung0919/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachLee Seung-Hoon [club], KOR; Baek Chul-Gi [national], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age 11 in Gwacheon, Republic of Korea.  
Club / TeamKolping Team: Busan, KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer younger brother Noh Jin-Kyu represented the Republic of Korea in short track, winning a total of five gold medals at the world championships in 2011 and 2012. He passed away from cancer in 2016 at age 23. (straitstimes.com, 04 Apr 2016; shorttrack.sportresult.com, 09 Mar 2012, 13 Mar 2011; SportsDeskOnline, 28 Sep 2018)  
Other informationBULLYING ALLEGATIONS
Her teammates in the women's team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Kim Bo-Reum and Park Ji-Woo, were accused of bullying during their quarter final exit from the Games. Both Kim and Park skated ahead of her during the race and appeared to criticise Noh in the media following their elimination. The South Korean Sports Ministry launched an investigation into the incident, but concluded that Kim and Park had not intentionally left Noh behind, instead blaming the incident on poor communication. (insidethegames.biz, 23 May 2018; nypost.com, 20 Feb 2018; channelnewsasia.com, 20 Feb 2018)

PYEONGCHANG QUALIFICATION
In October 2017 she earned qualification for the team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. However, in January 2018 she was informed she would be unable to compete at the Games because she had not qualified for an individual event. The Korea Skating Union [KSU] blamed an administrative oversight for the issue, but she went on to secure a berth for the 1500m following the withdrawal of two Russian athletes. Despite reservations about racing in Pyeongchang, she decided to compete following discussions with her coaches and an apology from KSU president Kim Sang-Hang. "After much thought, I had decided to wrap up my career in the national team without regret. I'll do my utmost to achieve good results. During an extremely difficult and hard week following my departure, the opportunity came like a miracle. I chose to join the Olympics thanks to many people who encouraged me." (koreatimes.co.kr, 12 Feb 2018; chosun.com, 29 Jan 2018; yonhapnews.co.kr, 23 Jan 2018)
 
Most influential person in careerHer younger brother Noh Jin-Kyu. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 12 Feb 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2010 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 3000m19  
    2006 Olympic Games 3000m19  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m19  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m24  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m25  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m29  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m30  
    2006 Olympic Games 1500m32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Asian World Allround Championships Quali Allround3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps14  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m20  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps23  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m24  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m25  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m25  
    2008/2009 World Cup 3000/5000m26  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m26  
    2009/2010 World Cup 3000/5000m30  
    2006/2007 World Cup 3000/5000m30  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m31  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m31  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m35  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m37  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m37  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m40  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m45  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m46