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Kim Ye Jin


SportShort Track
Born20 Dec 1999 in Seoul 
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay 1      
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to begin skating by her cousin.  
Club / TeamKorea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR  
Name of coachSong Kyung-Taek [national], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age six in Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 26 Feb 2018)  
Awards and honoursShe and her 3000m relay teammates Shim Suk-Hee, Lee Yubin, Kim A-Lang and Choi Min-Jeong received the Clean Award at the 2018 Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in Republic of Korea. (, 22 Mar 2018)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Choi Min-Jeong. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Other informationTEAM SUSPENSION
In February 2019 she was suspended from representing the national team for a period of one month after violating dormitory rules at the National Training Centre in Jincheon, Republic of Korea. The ban meant she could not compete at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (, 28 Feb 2019)
InjuriesShe sustained a cut to her ankle from her skating blade during a competition in 2011. The wound required 36 stitches. (, 26 Feb 2018; Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 3000m relay at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHer coach. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't give up." (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m9  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m9  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m9  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m10  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay11  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m13  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m16  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m17  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m17  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m28  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m29  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m33