Choi Eun-kyung

Choi Eun-kyung (Hangul: 최은경, Hanja: 崔恩景, born December 26, 1984) is a South Korean short track speed skater. She is a double Olympic Champion in relays and a two-time Overall World Champion for 2003 and 2004.

Choi Eun-kyung
Personal information
Born (1984-12-26) December 26, 1984 (age 36)
Daegu, South Korea
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Sport
Country South Korea
SportShort track speed skating
Medal record
Women's short track speed skating
Representing  South Korea
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 2 2 0
World Championships 9 3 3
World Team Championships 5 1 0
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City 3000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin 3000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2002 Salt Lake City 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin 1500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Montréal 3000 m
Gold medal – first place 2002 Montréal 3000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2003 Warsaw 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Warsaw Overall
Gold medal – first place 2004 Gothenburg 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2004 Gothenburg 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2004 Gothenburg Overall
Gold medal – first place 2004 Gothenburg 3000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2005 Beijing 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2003 Warsaw 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2003 Warsaw 3000 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Beijing Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Gothenburg 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Beijing 3000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Minneapolis 1500 m
World Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Milwaukee Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Sofia Team
Gold medal – first place 2004 St. Petersburg Team
Gold medal – first place 2005 Chuncheon Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Montréal Team
Silver medal – second place 2001 Nobeyama Team
Winter Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2005 Innsbruck 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2005 Innsbruck 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2005 Innsbruck 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2005 Innsbruck 3000 m
Gold medal – first place 2005 Innsbruck 3000 m relay
Choi Eun-kyung
Hangul
최은경
Hanja
崔恩景
Revised RomanizationChoe Eun-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Ŭn'gyŏng

BiographyEdit

At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Choi won a silver medal in the 1500 m and was a member of gold medal-winning relay team in 3000 m relay. She was the World record holder for 1500 m at the time.

Choi's career heights came between 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics. She was the Overall World Champion in 2003 and in 2004. She also won the Overall World Cup title for 2003–2004 season.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics she equalled her achievements from the previous Olympics, winning a silver medal in the 1500 m and won gold in the 3000 m relay. She was disqualified in the finals of the 1000 m.

See alsoEdit

Personal records
Women's short track speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 44.496 2003-10-24 Marquette, Michigan
1000 m 1:31.052 2005-11-13 Bormio
1500 m 2:20.978 2005-03-11 Beijing

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