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Lee Kang-Seok

Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR12802198501
NOCKorea
Born28 Feb 1985 in  Uijeongbu
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationKorea National University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.20 09 Nov 2007 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.15 11 Nov 2007 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:53.93 09 Oct 2004 Calgary  
    5000m 7:28.09 11 Nov 2001 Seoul  
    Sprint Combination 36.99 25 Nov 2004 Seoul  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    2 x 500m     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m 1      
    500m 1      
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/kangseok.lee.16  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamUijeongbu City Office: Korea  
Reason for choosing this sportHis kindergarten class took a trip to a local skating rink. He enjoyed it and decided to continue in the sport.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age five.  
Name of coachPaik Chul-Ki [club], KOR; Erik Bouwman [national], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, which will be his last competition before retiring. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 26 Feb 2015)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Lee Kang-Ho represented his university in speed skating. (topclass.chosun.com, 01 Feb 2008)  
InjuriesHe was forced to alter his skating posture after experiencing persistent pain in his pelvic bone ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 26 Feb 2015)

He injured his thigh ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (tvreport.co.kr, 10 Feb 2014)

He sustained a hamstring injury during the 2007/08 season. (pyeongchang2018.org, 27 Feb 2009)
 
Other informationAMBASSADOR
In 2007 he was named an ambassador for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang by the city of Uijeongbu and Gyeonggi Province in the Republic of Korea. (design.co.kr, 01 Feb 2008)

SURGERY
He underwent an appendectomy in May 2009. (koreatimes.co.kr, 15 Jan 2010)
 
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Lee Kyu-Hyuk. (khan.co.kr, 11 Feb 2014)  
Awards and honoursIn 2009 he was given the Sports Star award at the Kyungki-do Sports Awards in the Republic of Korea. (donga.com, 20 Jan 2010)

He was given the Excellence Award at the 2008 Coca Cola Sports Awards. (donga.com, 20 Jan 2010)

In 2007 he received the Sports Star award at the Andre Kim Best Star Awards. (Naver profile, 28 March 2013)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m1  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 500m1  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2006 Olympic Games 2 x 500m3  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m4  
    2007/2008 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m11  
    2008/2009 World Sprint Championships Overall12  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m17  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m21  
    2005/2006 World Sprint Championships Overall21  
    2006 Olympic Games 1000m22  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m22  
    2003/2004 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2007/2008 World Cup 100m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Nagano 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Erfurt 100m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Erfurt 100m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Erfurt 100m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Erfurt 100m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Milwaukee, WI 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Berlin 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Erfurt 500m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Erfurt 500m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Obihiro 500m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup Heerenveen 100m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Harbin 100m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 100m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup Milwaukee, WI 100m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Nagano 500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Harbin 500m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup Turin 500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Calgary 500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup 100m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup 100m3  
    2006/2007 World Cup Harbin 500m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Berlin 500m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Berlin 500m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m4  
    2005/2006 World Cup Milwaukee, WI 500m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m6  
    2006/2007 World Cup 100m10  
    2004/2005 World Cup 100m10  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m11  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m13  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m16  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m17  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m19  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m24  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m25  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m25  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall25  
    2004/2005 World Cup 500m29  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1000m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m40  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m39  
    2003/2004 World Cup 500m44  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1000m44  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1000m43  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall51  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m54