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Kim Ji Yoo

Republic of Korea

SportShort Track
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born14 Jul 1999 in Seoul 
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.898 07 Dec 2019 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:27.389 24 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    1500m 2:18.891 23 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    3000m 5:12.464 12 Mar 2017 Rotterdam  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    500m     1  
    3000m Relay 1      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall 1 1    
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn November 2021 she suffered a fractured right ankle after colliding with an opponent during the 500m at the World Cup event in Debrecen, Hungary. The injury forced her to miss the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. (, 19 Nov 2021;, 05 Nov 2022)

In 2017 she required three operations on her ankle. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)

She sustained injuries to her ankle and her Achilles tendon in the semifinal of the 1500m at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Osaka, Japan. (, 21 Jun 2015)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged by her older brother.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Jin Sun-Yu. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age five.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 1500m at the 2019 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"An opportunity does not send a letter of introduction." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer family. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m4  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m4  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall4  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m6  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m6  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m1  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 1500m1  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m2  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 1500m2  
    2018/2019 Turin 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m2  
    2021/2022 Beijing 1000m2  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Beijing 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 500m3  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m6  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m6  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m6  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m9  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m11  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m13  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m14  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m14  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m16  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m19  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m20  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m23  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m67  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m99