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An Kai


SportShort Track
Born20 Nov 1995 in Jinan 
ResidenceQingdao, CHN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.412 05 Mar 2019 Krasnoyarsk  
    1000m 1:22.959 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamShandong Province: China  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2011 in Qingdao, People's Republic of China.  
Name of coachLee Chang-Hoon [national], KOR  
Reason for choosing this sport"At first I was a roller skater. But in 2009, they built a new ice rink in Qingdao City, which is near my home town, and over the next couple of years I spoke to my father about switching to short track because I liked it more. It's faster, more thrilling, and there's a lot more technique to it, such as the overtaking. By 2011, I had officially switched to short track."  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2015 he was named a candidate for the Top Ten Athletes of Qingdao in the People's Republic of China. (, 13 Jan 2016)

In 2014 he was named an Elite Athlete by the General Administration of Sport of China. (, 11 Apr 2014)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a gold medal in the 1500m at the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 19 Mar 2019;, 08 Jul 2020;, 13 Jul 2020)  
HobbiesLego, building model airplanes. (, 08 Jul 2020)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolChinese short track skater Wu Dajing, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017, 06 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Constantly strive to become stronger." (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesHe was sidelined for two weeks due to a left ankle injury during his career. He has also injured his left hip on three occasions. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2016, 06 Dec 2019)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m3  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m13  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m20  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m20  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m22  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m30  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m32  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m45  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m48  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m51  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m63  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m68  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m69