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Park Seung-Hi

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR22803199201
NOCKorea
Born28 Mar 1992 in Seoul 
GenderWomen
ResidenceHwaseong, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.792 15 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:29.165 26 Feb 2010 Vancouver  
    1500m 2:17.927 20 Feb 2010 Vancouver  
    3000m 4:53.674 16 Mar 2014 Montreal  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    500m     1  
    1000m 1   1  
    1500m     1  
    3000m Relay 1      
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    500m 1 1    
    1000m   1    
    1500m 2 1 1  
    3000m Relay 2      
    Overall 1 2    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay 1      
    Overall     1  
World Team Championships
Event  
World Team Championships
    Team 2 1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/seunghee328  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe took up the sport as part of her extra curriculum activities at primary school.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age nine in Gwacheon, Republic of Korea.  
Club / TeamHwaseong City Office: Gangneung, KOR  
Name of coachChoi Jae-Bong [club], KOR; Baek Chul-Gi [national], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer younger brother Park Se-Young has represented the Republic of Korea in short track, winning gold at the 2014 World Cup event in Montreal, QC, Canada. Her sister Park Seung-Ju competed in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, finishing 31st in the 1000m. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; donga.com, 25 Oct 2013; ohmynews.com, 05 Aug 2012)  
Most influential person in careerHer family. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 24 Jan 2013)  
HobbiesWatching movies. (joins.com, 07 Nov 2014)  
InjuriesShe injured her knee after falling over twice during the 500m final at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The injury meant she was unable to compete in the 1500m at the Games. (news1.kr, 13 Feb 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal in speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (asiae.co.kr, 08 Oct 2014)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
She and her brother Park Se-Yeong became the first siblings to represent the Republic of Korea together in short track at an Olympic Winter Games when they competed at the 2014 Games in Sochi. Seung-Hi won two golds and a bronze at the event, while Se-Yeong raced in the 500m, 1500m and 5000m relay. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; imbc.com, 28 Apr 2014)

SWITCH TO SPEED SKATING
She considered retirement after winning two gold medals in short track at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, but eventually decided to switch to speed skating. She made her international debut in the discipline at the 2014 World Cup event in Obihiro, Japan, finishing 13th in the 1000m. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; yonhapnews.co.kr, 19 Nov 2014; joins.com, 07 Nov 2014)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning two gold medals in short track at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Other sportsShe has represented the Republic of Korea in short track. She won gold in both the 1000m and the 3000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Feb 2016; yonhapnews.co.kr, 05 Jan 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m1  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall1  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m1  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m1  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m1  
    2010/2011 World Team Championships Team1  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Team Championships Team1  
    2007/2008 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall2  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m2  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall2  
    2007/2008 World Team Championships Team2  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m3  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m3  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m5  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m5  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall6  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m6  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m7  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay8  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m9  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m9  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m15  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m18  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2007/2008 World Cup Kobe 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 1000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Sochi 1000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 3000m Relay1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Shanghai 1500m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 1500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 1500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 3000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 3000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Beijing 3000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 1000m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 1000m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 1000m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Turin 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Harbin 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 1000m3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m3  
    2008/2009 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m4  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m4  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m4  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m5  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m6  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m8  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m10  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m10  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m10  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m12  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m13  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m13  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m14  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m14  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m14  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m15  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m16  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m26  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m30  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m54