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Kim Seo-Yeong (Korean: 김 서영; born March 17, 1994 in Gyeonggi-do) is a South Korean swimmer, who specialized in individual medley events.[1][2] Kim broke a South Korean record of 2:13.65 to take the bronze medal in the 200 m individual medley at the 2009 East Asian Games in Hong Kong, China.[3]

Kim Seo-Yeong
Personal information
Nationality South Korea
Born (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 25)
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
StrokesIndividual medley

Kim qualified for the women's 400 m individual medley at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 4:46.56 from the Dong-A Swimming Championships in Ulsan.[4] She topped the second heat by nearly two seconds ahead of seven other swimmers, including former bronze medalists Sara Nordenstam of Norway and four-time Olympian Georgina Bardach of Argentina, breaking her personal best of 4:43.99. Kim's overwhelming triumph was not enough to advance her into the final, as she placed seventeenth overall in the preliminary heats.[5] She plans on competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[6]


  1. ^ "Kim Seo-Yeong". London 2012. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kim Seo-Yeong". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ "East Asian Games: Meet Record Bonanza On Second Day". Swimming World Magazine. 7 December 2009. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Women's 400 m individual medley" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's 400m Individual Medley Heat 2". London 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  6. ^ "The Olympic ambitions of Kim Seo-yeong". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2018-12-10.

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