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Kim Alang

Republic of Korea

SportShort Track
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born22 Aug 1995 in Jeonju 
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
ResidenceRepublic of Korea
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.293 15 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:28.68 09 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1500m 2:19.532 28 Sep 2013 Shanghai  
    3000m 4:54.471 16 Mar 2014 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay 2 1    
World Championships
World Championships
    1500m   1    
    3000m Relay 4      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamGoyang City Hall: Republic of Korea  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age eight in Jeonju, Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the 3000m relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 05 Jun 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to try the sport by a coach after she went to an ice rink with her older brother.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer parents, her grandfather, and university teacher Han Deok-Hyun. (, 05 Apr 2017; Athlete, 08 Nov 2017, 25 Nov 2021)  
Hero / IdolUS swimmer Michael Phelps, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Korean footballer Park Ji-Sung. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019, 25 Nov 2021; Goyang City YouTube channel, 25 Sep 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMo Ji-Soo [club], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"You reap what you sow." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn 2022 she was presented with the Cheongnyong Medal, the highest sporting honour in the Republic of Korea. (, 14 Oct 2022)

In 2019 she was presented with the Best Female Athlete Award at the 4th International University Sports Federation [FISU] Gala Awards in Turin, Italy. (, 16 Nov 2019)

In 2018 she was named Female Athlete of the Year at the 30th Yungok Female Sports Grand Awards in the Republic of Korea. (, 04 Dec 2018)

She was part of the Korean 3000m relay team that received the Clean Sports Award at the 2018 Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in the Republic of Korea. The award was in recognition of the team's gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 21 Mar 2018)
InjuriesShe decided not to compete at the Korean national team trials for the 2022/23 season in order to focus on rehabilitation of her right knee. The knee had caused her problems for the previous three years. (MBC, 07 Aug 2022)

She withdrew from the 2019/20 World Cup events in Dresden, Germany, and Dordrecht, Netherlands, due to injuries to her knee and thigh. (, 31 Jan 2020)

A back injury meant she withdrew from the national trials for the 2018/19 season. (SBS News, 08 Apr 2019)

She cut her left cheek on her teammate's blade during the 3000m relay in the university category at the 2017 National Winter Sports Festival in the Republic of Korea. She had to undergo minor surgery on the wound. (, 17 Nov 2017)

She injured her abdomen and her neck after hitting the safety barriers during the 500m at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (, 14 Mar 2015)

In 2014 she tore the rotator cuff in her shoulder after falling at a competition in the Republic of Korea. She required surgery on the injury. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2015)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPlaying video games. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021)  
NicknamesDurumi ['Crane' in Korean]. (, 18 Jul 2017)  
AmbitionsTo work as an international sports administrator. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2021; SBS News, 08 Apr 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay1  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m4  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m4  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall5  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m5  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall6  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall6  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m7  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m10  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m10  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m13  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m19  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Nagoya 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Budapest 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 Turin 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m1  
    2013/2014 Seoul 1500m1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m1  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 2000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m2  
    2014/2015 Seoul 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 Kolomna 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m2  
    2013/2014 Shanghai 1000m2  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2013/2014 Shanghai 1500m2  
    2013/2014 Kolomna 1000m2  
    2013/2014 Turin 1000m2  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m3  
    2014/2015 Shanghai 500m3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 2000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 Seoul 1000m3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m3  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 1500m3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Nagoya 1000m3  
    2017/2018 Seoul 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 1500m3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m6  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m6  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m11  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m12  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m14  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m19  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m20  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m28  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m33  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m45  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m76