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Lin Xiaojun


SportShort Track
Born29 May 1996 in Daegu 
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
LanguagesKorean, Mandarin
Other namesLim Hyo-Jun
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.670 11 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    500m 41.593 10 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:23.824 11 Feb 2023 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:14.360 10 Dec 2022 Almaty  
    3000m 5:00.998 10 Mar 2019 Sofia  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    500m     1  
    1500m 1      
World Championships
World Championships
    500m 1      
    1000m 1 1    
    1500m 1 1    
    2000m Relay 1 1    
    5000m Relay 4      
    Overall 1      
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe has had a total of eight operations on his shoulder. Seven of them were when he was a child, and the eighth took place in May 2023. (Shangyou News, 30 May 2023)

He was affected by a back problem during the 2017/18 season and was unable to compete at the World Cup events in Dordrecht, Netherlands, and Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (, 03 Nov 2017;, 04 Oct 2017)

He injured his waist area and fractured his wrist at a competition while he was a high school student. He also tore ligaments and fractured his right ankle in high school. (, 01 Jan 2018;, 18 Sep 2016)

He fractured his right shinbone in grade seven of middle school and was sidelined for 18 months. (, 01 Jan 2018)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents wanted him to become a swimmer but he was unable to pursue the sport after he injured his eardrum while playing with a cotton bud. His house was near an ice rink so he decided to join the skating team at primary school.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolIrish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in grade one of primary school.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he was presented with the Sponomics Grand Award in the Republic of Korea. (, 07 Mar 2018)

He received a Male Rookie Award at the 2018 Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in the Republic of Korea. (, 21 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
He previously represented the Republic of Korea under the name Lim Hyo-Jun. In 2020 he began the process of switching nations to compete for the People's Republic of China, and was granted Chinese nationality in June 2020. He was approved to start competing for his new nation by the International Skating Union [ISU] in July 2022. (ISU, 12 Jul 2022;, 06 Mar 2021;, 09 Mar 2021;, 07 Mar 2021)

He was banned for one year by Korea Skating Union after a June 2019 incident in which he pulled down a teammate's trousers, leaving him standing, exposed, in front of female teammates. (, 26 Sep 2022)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHebei Province: China  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesGo karting. (Xinmin Evening News, 07 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Shangyou News, 30 May 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachZhang Jing [national]  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't doubt yourself, the key to victory is to trust yourself." (Weibo profile, 01 Oct 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall1  
    2023/2024 World Championships 500m1  
    2023/2024 World Championships 2000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m1  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m2  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m2  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall4  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay4  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m4  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m13  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m17  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1000m17  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m54  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m1  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 500m1  
    2017/2018 Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Budapest 1500m1  
    2017/2018 Budapest 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m1  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m1  
    2018/2019 Turin 500m1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Budapest 500m2  
    2023/2024 Beijing 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m3  
    2023/2024 Beijing 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m4  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m8  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m9  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m10  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m16  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m17  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall20  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m20  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m32  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall33  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m46  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m52