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Park Seyeong


SportShort Track
Born26 Jul 1993 in Seoul 
ResidenceHwaseong, KOR
OccupationAthlete, Public Servant, Student
Higher educationPhysical Education - Dankook University: Yongin, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.930 05 Oct 2013 Seoul  
    1000m 1:23.814 12 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:12.698 15 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    3000m 4:49.939 13 Mar 2016 Seoul  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m 1   1  
    1500m     2  
    5000m Relay   1 1  
    Overall   1    
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 3      
    Overall 2   1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at about age seven in Suwon, Republic of Korea.  
Club / TeamHwaseong City Hall: Korea  
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents encouraged him to take up the sport because they initially thought it was figure skating.  
Name of coachKim Sun-Tae [club, national], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Let it go." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
In 2014 he and older sister Park Seung-Hi became the first siblings to represent Republic of Korea in short track at the same Olympic Winter Games when they competed in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014;, 28 Apr 2014)
InjuriesHe fractured his left collarbone ahead of the 2016/17 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. He returned to competitive action at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017;, 20 Feb 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 15 Mar 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 1500m at the 2014/15 World Cup event in Montreal, QC, Canada, and winning a gold medal in the 1500m at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerKorean speed skaters Park Seung-Hi [his older sister] and Cha Min-Kyu, Korean short track skater Noh Jin-Kyu. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Park Seung-Hi [his older sister], Korean comedian Yoo Jae-Suk. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Famous relativesHis older sister Park Seung-Hi competed in short track at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014, and has also participated in speed skating at international level. His older sister Park Seung-Ju competed in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014;, 25 Oct 2013;, 05 Aug 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m1  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall2  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m4  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall5  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m9  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m10  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m14  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m4  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m5  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m6  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m39