Noh Seon-yeong

Noh Seon-yeong (Korean: 노선영, born 19 October 1989) is a South Korean speed skater who holds the national record for the women's long track speed skating 1500 metres.[1] She represented her country at four Winter Olympic Games.

Noh Seon-yeong
2013 WSDC Sochi - Noh Seon-Yeong.JPG
Personal information
Born (1989-10-19) 19 October 1989 (age 31)
South Korea
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb; 8.8 st)
Sport
Country South Korea
SportSpeed skating

Speed skating careerEdit

Noh began skating at the age of 11. Five years later, she represented her country in the women's 1500 metres and the women's 3000 metres at the 2006 Winter Olympics.[2] At the 2007 Asian Winter Games, she placed 4th in the women's 1500 metres[3] and 5th in the women's 3000 metres.[4] Her first major medal came at the 2007 World Junior Speed Skating Championships, where she attained gold in the allround competition. She then won silver in the women's team pursuit with Lee Ju-yeon and Kim Yoo-rim at the 2009 Winter Universiade.[5] While she did not finish near the medals at the 2009 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships, she did manage to set a new national record of 1:56.38 in the women's 1500 metres during the 2009–10 ISU Speed Skating World Cup.[6]

Noh again represented her country in the women's 1500 metres and the women's 3000 metres at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She was also a member of the South Korean women's team pursuit team with Lee Ju-yeon and Park Do-yeong that finished last of eight.[2] At the 2011 Asian Winter Games, she won gold in the women's mass start and women's team pursuit. She also came in second in the women's 1500 metres.[7] Her next major medal would come at the 2013 World Championships, where Noh won bronze in the women's team pursuit with Park Do-yeong and Kim Bo-reum.[8]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Noh marked her third attempt at the women's 1500 metres and the women's 3000 metres. The South Korean women's team pursuit team of Noh, Kim Bo-reum and Yang Shin-young would again finished last of eight. Her final podium was at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in the women's team pursuit, with the South Korean team of Noh, Kim Bo-reum and Park Ji-woo finishing in second behind the Japanese team.[2]

Noh qualified for the South Korean team pursuit team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in October 2017. However, because International Skating Union rules state that skaters in the team pursuit must also compete in an individual event, Noh's position in the team was uncertain up until two weeks prior to the Olympics.[2] The Korea Skating Union attributed this to an administrative error on their behalf.[9] Two Russian skaters withdrew and Noh was entered into the women's 1500 metres, where she finished 14th.[10] After failing to make the semi-finals in the women's team pursuit, her teammates Kim Bo-reum and Park Ji-woo appeared to blame her for the poor result. She was later seen crying and comforted by team coach Bob de Jong.[9][11]

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records
Women's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 40.75 9 January 2010 Obihiro[12]
1000 m 1:17.89 24 February 2007 Innsbruck[12]
1500 m 1:56.38 12 December 2009 Salt Lake City[12] National record
3000 m 4.09.55 7 October 2006 Calgary[12]
5000 m 7:21.27 22 November 2008 Moscow[12]

Personal lifeEdit

She is the sister of late short track speed skater Noh Jin-Kyu.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Records: Korea (KOR)". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Speed Skating | Athlete Profile: NOH Seon-Yeong - Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ "2007 Asian Winter Games: 1500m Ladies". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. ^ "2007 Asian Winter Games: 3000m Ladies". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Results Book - Speed Skating" (PDF). Harbin 2009. p. 87. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  6. ^ "World Cup: 1500m Ladies - Division A". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Asian Winter Games 2011: 1500m Ladies". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Essent ISU World Single Distances Championships 2013: Draw Team Pursuit Ladies". live.isuresults.eu. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "[Newsmaker] South Korea's female skaters under fire for bullying". The Korea Herald. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Speed Skating | Result Ladies' 1,500m - Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-07-07. Retrieved 2019-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ a b c d e "Noh Seon-yeong". Speedskatingresults.com. 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-20.