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Kim Dong Wook

Republic of Korea

SportShort Track
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born23 Apr 1993 in Yeosu 
ResidenceIncheon, KOR
Higher educationSports Management - Dongguk University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.097 03 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:25.065 28 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:13.751 25 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    5000m Relay   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachChoi Jae-Bong [club], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport competitively while he was in grade four of primary school in Daegu, Republic of Korea.  
Club / TeamSports TOTO: Republic of Korea  
Reason for choosing this sportHe enjoys sport and wanted to become an athlete. He chose speed skating over roller speed skating.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
InjuriesIn October 2021 he sustained a back injury and required four weeks of recovery. (Mnet K-POP YouTube channel, 04 May 2022)

He fractured his ankle and injured ligaments while he was in grade 11 of high school. He was sidelined for about four months. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021, 05 Dec 2019)
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing second in the 1500m at the 2019 World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Effort won't betray you." (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
HobbiesFishing. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m13  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall17  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m17  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m17  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 1500m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Debrecen 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Beijing 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m6  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m7  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m8  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m13  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m19  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m20  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m39