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Kim Minji

Republic of Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR21104200001
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born11 Apr 2000 in  Seoul
GenderWomen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.06 15 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.36 26 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:04.80 20 Sep 2013 Calgary  
    3000m 4:19.35 21 Sep 2013 Calgary  
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General Interest
InjuriesIn 2015 she injured her back and her knee while training. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to take up the sport by her father and older brother.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Lee Sang-Hwa. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
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Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 2004 at Taeneung International Skating Rink in Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
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General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do not have expectations." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesWatching videos online. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Famous relativesHer father Kim Kwan-Kyu represented the Republic of Korea in speed skating, and competed at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. He also served as head coach of the Korean national speed skating team between 2004 and 2010, leading the team at the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018; news.khan.co.kr, 08 Mar 2010; yna.co.kr, 16 Jul 2017, 20 Feb 2013, 16 Feb 2010; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Jan 2020)  
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Sport Specific Information
Name of coachPark Jung-Eun [national], KOR  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002337741932  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 Four Continents Championships Team Sprint2  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint7  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 500m24  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m30  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m42  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m46