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Seo Whi Min

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR21303200201
NOCKorea
Born13 Mar 2002 in Seoul 
GenderWomen
ResidenceAnyang, KOR
OccupationStudent
LanguagesKorean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.193 02 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:27.945 03 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:34.6 12 Jan 2020 Montreal  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1500m 1      
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall   1    
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/whimin0_03/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe trains for six hours a day.  
Club / TeamPyeongchon High School: Anyang, KOR  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was initially involved in roller skating, and later took part in a speed skating class during the summer holidays. "I got sweaty when I trained roller skating outside, so I was fascinated by the sport as I could skate inside in icy wind."  
Name of coachBaek Guk-Goon [club], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up skating in 2010 in Anyang, Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer family. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing second in the 1000m at the 2019 World Cup event in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have courage and don't give up when you have a hard time." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
InjuriesShe was sidelined for two months in 2018 with a back injury. (kyeonggi.com, 01 Jan 2019; kyeongin.com, 29 Jun 2020)  
Other sportsShe competed in athletics at the National Junior Sports Festival in the Republic of Korea in 2013 and 2014. (kyeongin.com, 29 Jun 2020)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (kyeongin.com, 29 Jun 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m1  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m4  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Four Continents Championships 1500m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Four Continents Championships Overall2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m9  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m15  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m15  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m17  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m30