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Khairil Ridhwan Khalil


SportShort Track
Born12 Mar 2000
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Malay, Mandarin
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 47.967 27 Jan 2017 Innsbruck  
    1000m 1:39.945 29 Jan 2017 Innsbruck  
    1500m 2:45.971 03 Mar 2018 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis father introduced him to skating, and the sport became his passion and outlet to prove himself. "I love winter sports and enjoy competing at international level."  
Name of coachChing Chu Siang, MAS, from 2018; Lee Kuang-Soo, KOR, from 2018  
Training RegimeHe trains at the Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium [MYNISS] in Petaling Jaya.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age five at the Sunway Pyramid ice rink in Selangor, Malaysia. He entered his first short track competition in 2014.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2018 he fractured his left clavical bone and was out of action for five months. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing fourth in the 5000m relay at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Most influential person in careerMalaysian short track skater Wong De Vin. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Hero / IdolUS short track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 15 Oct 2017)  
HobbiesActing, dancing. (, 30 Sep 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"I want to achieve greatness." (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Other informationFATHER'S LEGACY
His father, who introduced him to the sport when he was age five, passed away in May 2018. "Before he passed away, he always gave me encouraging words from home since he was unable to come to the arena for his health condition. He told me to be strong and do what I feel best for myself. Also, look for your own happiness, so I will try to give the best in this sport in dedication of him and my family." (, 16 May 2018;, 30 Sep 2017)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay17  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m69  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m72  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall73  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall91  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m42  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m55  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m123  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m125