Kim Cheol-min

Kim Cheol-min (Hangul: 김철민, Korean pronunciation: [kim.tɕʰʌl.min]; born 29 November 1992) is a South Korean speed skater.

Kim Cheol-min
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Personal information
Born (1992-11-29) 29 November 1992 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country South Korea
SportSpeed skating
Kim Cheol-min
Hangul
김철민
Hanja
金 哲民
Revised RomanizationGim Cheol-min
McCune–ReischauerKim Ch'ŏl-min
2015 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships

CareerEdit

Short track careerEdit

Kim started short track speed skating as a child. In 2010, Kim was selected for the South Korean national short track speed skating team to compete in the 2010-11 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup series, where he won gold in the 1500 metres at the fourth race in Shanghai[1] and had two podium finishes as part of the relay team. In March 2011, Kim won the gold medal at the World Team Championships held in Warsaw, alongside overall world champions Noh Jin-kyu and Lee Ho-suk.[2]

Long track careerEdit

In early 2011, Kim turned to long track speed skating. After winning two medals at the 2012 World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Obihiro, Kim was selected as a member of the South Korean national speed skating team for the 2012-13 season. He captured silver in the team pursuit race at the 2013 World Single Distance Championships, alongside 2010 Olympic champion Lee Seung-hoon and Joo Hyong-jun.

2014 Winter OlympicsEdit

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Kim first competed on February 8, 2014 in the 5000 metres. In the 5000 m, Kim finished 24th among 26 skaters in 6:37.28.[3]

The South Korean pursuit team for the 2014 Olympics consisted of Kim, Lee Seung-hoon and Joo Hyong-jun.[4] South Korea eliminated Russia in the quarterfinal, which advanced them to face reigning Olympic Champion Canada in the semifinal. South Korea then beat the Canadian team by 2.96 seconds, with a final time of 3:42.32.[5] The South Korean team eventually won the silver medal, defeated by the Netherlands in the gold medal final by 3.14 seconds, with a final time of 3:40.85.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the brother of short track speed skater Kim Dam-min.

RecordsEdit

Personal records (long track)Edit

Personal records[7]
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 37.25 21 January 2013  
Seoul
1000 m 1:24.75 22 February 2007  
Seoul
1500 m 1:45.27 20 September 2013  
Calgary
3000 m 3:44.55 29 September 2012  
Calgary
5000 m 6:23.62 22 September 2013  
Calgary
10000 m 13:52.49 18 December 2013  
Baselga di Pinè

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canadians Just Off the Podium at Shanghai Short Track World Cup". Speed Skating Canada. 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  2. ^ "Short Track - World Team Championships". the-sports.org. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  3. ^ "(Olympics) Speed skater Lee Seung-hoon finishes 12th in men's 5,000 meters". Yonhap News. 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  4. ^ "Team Pursuit Offers Last Chance for Korean Speed Skaters". Chosun Ilbo. 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  5. ^ "(Olympics) S. Korea secures at least silver in men's team pursuit speed skating". Yonhap News. 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  6. ^ Myerberg, Paul (2014-02-22). "Dutch cap historic speedskating run with two golds in team pursuits". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  7. ^ "Kim Cheol-min". Speed Skating Results. 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-24.

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