|Born||29 November 1992|
Seoul, South Korea
|Height||172 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Cheol-min|
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 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.
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
The South Korean pursuit team for the 2014 Olympics consisted of Kim, Lee Seung-hoon and Joo Hyong-jun. 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. 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.
He is the brother of short track speed skater Kim Dam-min.
Personal records (long track)Edit
|Men's speed skating|
|500 m||37.25||21 January 2013||
|1000 m||1:24.75||22 February 2007||
|1500 m||1:45.27||20 September 2013||
|3000 m||3:44.55||29 September 2012||
|5000 m||6:23.62||22 September 2013||
|10000 m||13:52.49||18 December 2013||
Baselga di Pinè
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