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Kim Min-Ji

Republic of Korea

SportSpeed Skating
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born11 Apr 2000 in  Seoul
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.06 15 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:18.40 22 Sep 2013 Calgary  
    1500m 2:04.80 20 Sep 2013 Calgary  
    3000m 4:19.35 21 Sep 2013 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
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.  
Name of coachKim Chul-Soo [personal], KOR  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to take up the sport by her father and older brother.  
Club / TeamKorea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2015 she injured her back and her knee while training. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Lee Sang-Hwa. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do not have expectations." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesPhotography. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
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;, 08 Mar 2010;, 16 Jul 2017, 20 Feb 2013, 16 Feb 2010; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Jan 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Four Continents Championships Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m35  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m42  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m46