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Kim A-Lang

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR22208199501
NOCKorea
Born22 Aug 1995 in Jeonju 
GenderWomen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.293 15 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:29.212 22 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    1500m 2:19.532 28 Sep 2013 Shanghai  
    3000m 4:54.471 16 Mar 2014 Montreal  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay 2      
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1500m   1    
    3000m Relay 3      
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall   1    
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/alangkim/  
twitter.com/kimalang95  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to try the sport by a coach when she went to an ice rink with her older brother.  
Club / TeamGoyang City Hall: Korea  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age eight in Jeonju, Republic of Korea.  
Name of coachMo Ji-Su [club], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursShe was part of the Korean 3000m relay team that received the Clean Sports Award at the 2018 Coca-Cola Athletics Awards in the Republic of Korea. The award was in recognition of the team's gold medal win at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sporbiz.co.kr, 21 Mar 2018)  
InjuriesShe cut her left cheek on her teammate's blade during the 3000m relay in the university category at the 2017 National Winter Sports Festival in Republic of Korea. She had to undergo minor surgery on the wound. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 17 Nov 2017)

She injured her abdomen and her neck after hitting the safety barriers during the 500m at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (asiae.co.kr, 14 Mar 2015)

She tore the rotator cuff in her shoulder after falling at the 2014 national selection tournament in the Republic of Korea. She required surgery on the injury. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2015)
 
HobbiesPainting her nails, going to concerts, watching football. (sportsseoul.com, 18 Jul 2017; sportalkorea.com, 13 Sep 2018)  
NicknamesDurumi ['Crane' in Korean]. (sportsseoul.com, 18 Jul 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementBeing part of the Korean team that claimed gold in the 3000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and competing in the 1000m semifinals at the 2013/14 World Cup in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents, and her grandfather. (pyeongchang2018.com, 05 Apr 2017; Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay1  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m2  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m4  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m4  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall5  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m5  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall6  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall6  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m7  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m10  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m10  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 1500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 1000m3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m5  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m6  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m6  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m8  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m10  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m11  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m11  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m12  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m14  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m28  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m33  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m45