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Kim Gun Woo

Republic of Korea

SportShort Track
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born20 Mar 1998 in Seoul 
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.337 01 Feb 2019 Dresden  
    1000m 1:22.679 11 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:11.492 10 Feb 2024 Dresden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSports TOTO: Incheon, KOR  
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his sister into the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolIrish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachChoi Jae-Bong [club], KOR; Shin Woo-Chul [club], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Good vibes only." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)

"A person with a purpose can definitely achieve that purpose." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age six in the Republic of Korea.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesTravel, watching tennis, listening to music, dancing. (, 22 Feb 2019; Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win multiple medals at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains for up to nine hours a day, five days a week.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationTEAM SUSPENSION
In February 2019 he was suspended from representing the national team for three months after violating dormitory rules at the National Training Centre in Jincheon, Republic of Korea. The ban meant he could not compete at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (, 28 Feb 2019)
InjuriesHe missed eight months due to an injury during his career. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Shin Woo-Chul. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 1500m3  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m8  
    2023/2024 World Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1000m9  
    2023/2024 World Championships 500m17  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m1  
    2023/2024 Beijing 1500m1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Turin 1500m1  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m1  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1000m2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m2  
    2018/2019 Turin 500m2  
    2023/2024 Beijing 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1500m3  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 Seoul 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m5  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m7  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m8  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m10  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m23  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m23  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m54