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Joo Hyong-Jun

Korea

SportShort Track
NOCKorea
Born22 Apr 1991 in Seoul 
GenderMen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sports University: Seoul, KOR
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001869036251  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age eight in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He switched to speed skating from short track in 2011.  
Club / TeamDongducheon City Hall: Korea  
Name of coachLee In-Sik [club], KOR  
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents encouraged him to take up the sport. A coach then suggested he should try speed skating after he missed out on selection for the Korean short track team in 2010.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Awards and honoursTogether with international teammates Lee Seung-Hoon and Kim Cheol-Min, he received an Excellent Group Award at the 2014 Coca Cola Athletics Awards in Republic of Korea. (timesisa.com, 12 Mar 2014)  
Other sportsHe has represented Republic of Korea in short track. He was part of the team that won gold in the 3000m relay at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. (hani.co.kr, 23 Feb 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Jan 2014)  
InjuriesHe injured his left thigh at age 11. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the team pursuit at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"There is an opportunity in a difficulty." (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sports.khan.co.kr, 14 Feb 2018)  
Other informationILLNESS
He was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia [low platelet count] in early 2017. His doctor recommended he undergo steroid injections as part of his treatment, but he refused in order to not violate doping regulations. He instead focused on receiving blood transfusions, and was sidelined for six weeks ahead of the 2017/18 season due to the condition. (news1.kr, 14 Feb 2018; sports.khan.co.kr, 14 Feb 2018)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1