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Chung Jae-Won

Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR12106200101
NOCKorea
Born21 Jun 2001
GenderMen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationStudent
LanguagesKorean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.94 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:12.75 16 Jan 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:45.55 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:19.13 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 13:44.71 19 Nov 2017 Stavanger  
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
    Mass Start 16 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/jae_won_21_  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was influenced by his older brother Jae-Woong.  
Name of coachLee Seok-Kyu [national], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in grade one of primary school in Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
Club / TeamDongbuk High School: Seoul, KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe fractured his right ankle during training while he was in grade five of primary school. He fractured his ankle again in grade seven of middle school, also during a training session. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2018; post.naver.com, 28 Dec 2017; yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2017)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Jae-Woong has represented the Republic of Korea in speed skating, placing 13th in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Sep 2018; yonhapnews.co.kr, 18 Oct 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win an individual medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (huffingtonpost.kr, 21 Mar 2018)  
Other informationYOUNGEST
At age 16 years and 245 days he became the youngest Korean male athlete to have won a medal at the Olympic Winter Games following his silver medal in team pursuit at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Sep 2018; news.chosun.com, 23 Feb 2018)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis coach. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (Athlete, 22 Mar 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"First of all work hard." (Athlete, 22 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps8  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall38