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Choe Un Song

DPR Korea

SportShort Track
Born07 Dec 1992
ResidenceKanggye, PRK
Higher educationPhysical Education - Ganggye-dong First Education University: DPR Korea
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:27.233 08 Feb 2019 Turin  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamJangjasan Sports Club: DPR Korea  
Name of coachKim Gwang Ho, PRK, from 2009  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe crashed heavily into safety padding during his first training session at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He was stretchered off the ice and taken to hospital with an injury to his right leg. He was still able to compete in the 1500m event at the Games. (Yonhap News Agency, 02 Feb 2018; Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe began skating in Manpo, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, after his father gave him a pair of skates.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He initially joined the Manpo Youth Sports School, before continuing his training at the Ganggye-dong First Education University.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing first in the 500m at the 2013 Slovak Open. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Kim Gwang Ho. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolChinese short track speed skater Wu Dajing. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Short track speed skating requires not only technique but also physical strength." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m31  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay15  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m36  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m41  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m42  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m57  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m77  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m84  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m85  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m90  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m97  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m101  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m118  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m119  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m120  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m131