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Jonathan So

United States

SportShort Track
NOCUnited States
Born05 May 2002
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.491 01 Feb 2020 Bormio  
    1000m 1:25.614 09 Feb 2024 Dresden  
    1500m 2:15.196 09 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2013 he broke his leg while skating and was out of action for five months. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementBeing selected for the US national short track team. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My family members started skating before me and got me into it."  
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Most influential person in careerUS short track skater JR Celski. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player Dwyane Wade, US skater JR Celski. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018;, 14 Jan 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachWilma Boomstra [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age five in Reston, VA, United States of America.  
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General Interest
HobbiesPlaying basketball, listening to music, rapping, dancing, playing video games. (, 30 Nov 2018; 14 Jan 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn 2017 he was one of four athletes to be named US Junior Development Skater of the Year by US Speedskating. (, 01 May 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
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General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 14 Jan 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / mottoI love the adrenaline rush from short track speed skating. It's a lot of hard work, and you really have to enjoy skating. But I love it. (, 14 Jan 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m15  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m17  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall41  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Turin 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m22  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m24  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m25  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m29  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m30  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m30  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m32  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m33  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m34  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m34  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m35  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m53  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m50  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m58  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m60  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m64  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m65  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m81  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m104