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Brandon Kim

United States

SportShort Track
NOCUnited States
Born30 Aug 2001
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.776 27 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1000m 1:24.963 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:15.924 25 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age 10.  
Reason for choosing this sport"My passion for short track started when I was watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. The electric speed of the racers and their blindingly quick passes stopped me in my tracks and drew me in. I knew instantly, 'That's what I want to do'."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerUS short track skater Thomas Insuk Hong. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2018)  
Famous relativesHis father John has served as team doctor for the US national speed skating team. (, 03 Feb 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2016 he was named US Male Junior Developmental Skater of the Year for short track. (, 07 Oct 2018, 04 Dec 2016)  
HobbiesSupporting American football team the Philadelphia Eagles, computer science. (, 06 Jan 2021)  
Other informationSTUDIES ON HOLD
After being accepted to study at Stanford University in California, United States of America, he requested two gap years so he could train in Utah ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. "I've been putting my life into skating for the past 10 years, I have to give it all I can to get ready for the Olympic trials. I couldn't give up this opportunity." (, 06 Jan 2021)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall11  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m20  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m25  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m28  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall77  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m13  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m14  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m20  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m23  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m29  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m31  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m35  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m48  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m53  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m61  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m75