Kim Soon-hyung

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Kim Soon-Hyung (born 15 July 1973) is a retired South Korean middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 and 1500 metres. He represented South Korea in the 800 m at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

He was the 1993 Asian Champion over 1500 m and is a two-time East Asian Games champion, having won in 1993 and 1997. He won two silver medals at the 1998 Asian Games.

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   South Korea
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 28th (h) 1500m 3:54.15
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 20th (h)[1] 800m 1:52.19
4th 1500m 3:40.26
Asian Junior Championships New Delhi, India 3rd 800 m 1:51.32
3rd 1500 m 3:52.75
1993 East Asian Games Shanghai, China 1st 1500 m 3:56.17
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 1st 1500 m 3:38.60 CR
1994 Asian Games Hiroshima, Japan 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:10.19
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 21st (h) 800 m 1:53.01
Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 3rd 1500 m 3:45.08
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 6th 800 m 1:48.90
17th (sf) 1500 m 3:52.10
1997 East Asian Games Busan, South Korea 1st 800 m 1:49.00
3rd 1500 m 3:51.18
1998 Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 2nd 800 m 1:46.61
2nd 1500 m 3:40.56
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 9th (sf) 800 m 1:48.28
World Championships Seville, Spain 15th (sf) 800 m 1:47.15
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 2nd 800 m 1:50.06
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 40th (h) 800 m 1:48.49
2002 Asian Games Busan, South Korea 8th 800 m 1:48.60
14th 1500 m 3:51.47

Personal bestsEdit

  • 800 metres - 1:46.03 min (1994)
  • 1500 metres - 3:38.60 min (1993)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Did not finish in the semifinal.