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Lim Hyojun


SportShort Track
Born29 May 1996 in Daegu 
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.670 11 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:00.998 10 Mar 2019 Sofia  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    500m     1  
    1500m 1      
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m 1 1    
    1500m 1 1    
    5000m Relay 2      
    Overall 1      
Social Media
Social Media  
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.  
Club / TeamKorea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in grade one of primary school.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolIrish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe 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)
AmbitionsTo win multiple gold medals at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 16 Apr 2018)  
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)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall1  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m2  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall4  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay4  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m17  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m54  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Turin 500m1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 500m2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m4  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m8  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m10  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m20