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Kim Cheol-Min

Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR12911199201
NOCKorea
Born29 Nov 1992 in  Anyang
GenderMen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
LanguagesKorean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.02 15 Jan 2019 Seoul  
    1000m 1:10.17 20 Sep 2014 Calgary  
    10000m 13:46.49 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    5000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/cheolmin29  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains on the ice for eight hours per day.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I think you need a bit of luck to compete in short track skating. I decided to focus on speed skating because it is all about your ability."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He switched from short track to speed skating in 2011.  
Club / TeamGangwon Provincial Office: Korea  
Name of coachKim Min Seop [club], KOR; Baek Chul-Gi [national], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis younger sister Kim Dam-Min competed in short track at international level, including winning a bronze medal in the 3000m relay at the 2012 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (naver.com, 24 Jun 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 11 Mar 2012; donga.com, 17 Jan 2011)  
Other sportsHe competed in short track during the 2010/11 season, including winning a gold medal at the 2011 World Team Championships in Warsaw, Poland. (hani.co.kr, 09 Feb 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Mar 2011)  
Other informationFATHER'S SKATES
His father had dreamed his son would become an international athlete before he was born, and began making ice skates when Kim took up the sport. His business became a success and the boots have been worn by a number of Korean skaters, as well as athletes from other countries. (pyeongchang2018.com, 01 Dec 2016; MBC, 22 Mar 2014)
 
InjuriesHe sustained a back injury during the 5000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. He was also due to compete in the 1500m at the Games, but pulled out in order to be fit for the team pursuit event. (newspost.kr, 15 Feb 2014)

He fractured his right femur during training in October 2009. He was out of action for three months. (chosun.com, 24 Feb 2014)
 
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Lee Seung-Hoon. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 23 Feb 2014)  
Awards and honoursHe and his teammates received an Excellent Group Award at the 2014 Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in Republic of Korea. (tvreport.co.kr, 12 Mar 2014)  
HobbiesCollecting toy bricks. (pyeongchang2018.com, 31 Aug 2016)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 31 Aug 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m18  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround19  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps22  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall36  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m42  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m48  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m49