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Lee Yu Bin

Republic of Korea

SportShort Track
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born23 Apr 2001 in Seoul 
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.141 05 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1000m 1:27.862 09 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1500m 2:16.112 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay 1 1    
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
    Overall 1   1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamYonsei University: Seoul, KOR  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged by her brother Lee Jun-Seo. "Of course I thought that it would be figure skating, so that's why I decided to get involved in skating. However, I realised that it wasn't later. I always looked at figure skaters with envious eyes."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2008 in Goyang, Republic of Korea.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesDancing. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021;, 20 Jul 2022)  
InjuriesIn May 2021 she suffered a dislocated left shoulder after colliding with a fence at the national selection trials. However, she did not withdraw from the event and secured her spot in the relay team. She has continued to be troubled a shoulder injury since the incident. (, 20 May 2021; Channel A 'Super DNA', 21 Mar 2022)

She fractured her lower spine in 2016. (, 07 Jun 2018)
Famous relativesHer mother Lee Youngju was a hurdle sprinter at national level. Her brother Lee Jun-Seo has competed in short track at national level in the Republic of Korea. (Channel A 'Super DNA', 21 Mar 2022;, 21 Feb 2020; Lee Jun-Seo Instagram profile, 16 Nov 2018;, 07 Jun 2018)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skaters Sung Si-Bak, Park Seung-Hi and Shim Suk-Hee. (, 07 Jun 2018)  
Awards and honoursShe and her 3000m relay teammates Shim Suk-Hee, Kim Ye Jin, Kim A-Lang and Choi Min-Jeong received the Clean Award at the 2018 Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in Republic of Korea. (, 22 Mar 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementBeing part of the Korean team that won gold in the 3000m relay at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and winning silver in the 3000m relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021;, 20 Jul 2022)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Whatever will be, will be." (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m6  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m6  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m1  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Budapest 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 1000m1  
    2021/2022 Beijing 1500m1  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 1500m1  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 1500m2  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Seoul 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m4  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m6  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m28  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m43  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m45