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Yanghun Ben Jung


SportShort Track
Born04 Apr 2002 in Daejeon 
LanguagesEnglish, German, Korean
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.847 04 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.907 04 Feb 2023 Dresden  
    1500m 2:15.081 15 Oct 2022 Dresden  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamEislauf-Verein Dresden [EVD]: Germany  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis younger sister Myeongbi Jung has represented Germany in short track, including at the 2023 European Championships in Gdansk, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Oct 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKaterina Novotna [national], CZE  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, before moving to Germany in 2017.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationMOVE TO GERMANY
Born in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, he moved to Germany in 2017 with his father's job as an engineer. Yanghun Ben had been a highly-ranked short track skater in the Republic of Korea, but he did not skate for his first year in Germany until his father discovered the Eislauf-Verein club in Dresden. "In South Korea, the training is three times harder. I didn't have fun there anymore. We weren't allowed to laugh during the sessions. We should concentrate every second because of the risk of accidents. We wish each other a lot of success here [in Germany]. I was very surprised. Nobody had done this for me before. It's a very good feeling." (, 27 Nov 2019)

After moving to Germany, he began attending a sports school in Dresden while the rest of his family lived in Erlangen. He studied German for nine to 10 hours a week outside of normal class hours, and spoke to his mother for only 10 minutes a day on the phone to make sure he spoke German rather than Korean. "The sports high school put a lot of effort into this. It helped that I went to Dresden and my family continued to live in Erlangen. That makes it easier. I don't speak Korean here. Only 10 minutes a day because otherwise I will forget what I learned in German during the day." (, 27 Nov 2019)
HobbiesPlaying the piano. (Instagram profile, 05 Nov 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no gain." (, 01 Jan 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m11  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m11  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m12  
    2023/2024 World Championships 2000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay17  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m20  
    2023/2024 World Championships 500m21  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall23  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m23  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m24  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m25  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m26  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m26  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1000m26  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m27  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m29  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m35  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m45  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m11  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay13  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay14  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m16  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay17  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m20  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m21  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m21  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m26  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m31  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m33  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m33  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m33  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m40  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m53  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m53  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m58  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall62  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m62  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m82  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall83