Kim Min-jung (speed skater)

Kim Min-Jung (Hangul: 김민정, Hanja: 金玟廷, born March 20, 1985 in Seoul) is a South Korean short track speed skater.

Kim Min-Jung
Personal information
Born (1985-03-20) March 20, 1985 (age 36)[1]
Seoul, South Korea[2]
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight106 lb (48 kg)[2]
Sport
Country South Korea
SportShort track speed skating
World championship wins2010 3000 m relay
2009 1500 m
2008 3000 m relay
2007 3000 m relay,          Team
2003 Team

Kim won her first senior World Championship individual gold medal in the women's 1500 meter at the 2009 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships held in Vienna, edging out future 1500 meter Olympic champion Zhou Yang by 0.503 seconds.

In the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, she competed only in the women's 3000 meter relay, combining with Lee Eun-Byul, Park Seung-Hi and Cho Ha-Ri. The South Korean team finished first but was controversially disqualified due to contact between Kim and Sun Linlin of China.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Kim Min-Jung, Short Track". Athletes. Vancouver 2010. 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  2. ^ a b "Kim Min-Jung". Retrieved March 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "China wins controversial gold". UPI. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-03-02.

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