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Seo Whi Min

Republic of Korea

SportShort Track
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born13 Mar 2002 in Seoul 
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
ResidenceAnyang, KOR
Higher educationSport Management - Korea University: Republic of Korea
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.682 09 Apr 2022 Montreal  
    1000m 1:27.945 03 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:18.240 27 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    3000m 5:34.6 12 Jan 2020 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay   1    
World Championships
World Championships
    1500m     1  
    3000m Relay 1      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1500m 1      
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamKorea University: Sejong, KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a silver medal in the women's 3000m relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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 where it was cold."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023, 14 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 2011 at Anyang Sports Complex in the Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Courage is taking action despite feeling fear." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
InjuriesIn 2018/19 she was troubled by an injury for seven months after colliding with another skater. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023)

She was sidelined for two months in 2018 with a back injury. (, 29 Jun 2020;, 01 Jan 2019)

In 2017 she was out of action for six months with injury. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)
Other sportsShe competed in athletics at the National Junior Sports Festival in the Republic of Korea in 2013 and 2014. (, 29 Jun 2020)  
AmbitionsTo win an individual medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesBaking. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
NicknamesWhim (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m1  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships Overall2  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m3  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall4  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m4  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m4  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m7  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Seoul 3000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 1000m3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1000m3  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m8  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m8  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m8  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m8  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall9  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m9  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m9  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m10  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m12  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m12  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m13  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m14  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m14  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m15  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m17  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m17  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall18  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m20  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m30  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m30