Park Seung-hi

Park Seung-hi (Korean pronunciation: [pak̚.s͈ɯŋ.ɦi]; born 28 March 1992) is a former South Korean short track and long track speed skater. She is the 2010 Overall World Champion. She won two gold medals and three bronze medals at 2010 Winter Olympics and 2014 Winter Olympics.[1][2] Her sister is Park Seung-ju, a long track speed skater, and her brother Park Se-yeong, a short track speed skater. She switched to long-track speed skating after the 2014 Sochi Olympics. After the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics Park announced her retirement from speedskating.[3]

Park Seung-hi
Korea Park Seunghi Gold Sochi ShortTrack 1000m 08.jpg
Park Seung-hi at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Born (1992-03-28) 28 March 1992 (age 29)
Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight121 lb (55 kg)
Sport
Country South Korea
SportSpeed skating
ClubHwaseong City (ST)
Sports Toto (SS)
Coached byCho Nam-kyu (ST)
Lee Kyou-hyuk (SS)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Short Track
500m: 42.792 (2014)
1000m: 1:29.165 (2010)
1500m: 2:17.927 (2010)
3000m: 4:53.674 (2014)
Long Track
500m: 38,75 (2014)
1000m: 1.16,93 (2014)
1500m: 2.03,30 (2014)
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Women's short track speed skating
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 2 0 3
World Championships 7 5 1
World Team Championships 2 1 0
Asian Games 1 2 0
World Junior Championships 1 2 2
Olympic Games
Olympic rings.svg
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi 3000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vancouver 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vancouver 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Gangneung 3000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2010 Sofia Overall
Gold medal – first place 2010 Sofia 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2010 Sofia 3000 m
Gold medal – first place 2010 Sofia 3000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2013 Debrecen 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2014 Montreal 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Sheffield 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2013 Debrecen Overall
Silver medal – second place 2013 Debrecen 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2014 Montreal 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2014 Montreal Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Montreal 1500 m
World Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Bormio Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Warsaw Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Harbin Team
Asian Winter Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Astana-Almaty 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Astana-Almaty 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Astana-Almaty 3000 m relay
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Mladá Boleslav 2000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2007 Mladá Boleslav 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2007 Mladá Boleslav 1500 m SF
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Mladá Boleslav 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Mladá Boleslav Overall
Park Seung-hi
Hangul
박승희
Hanja
朴勝羲
Revised RomanizationBak Seunghui
McCune–ReischauerPak Sŭnghŭi

CareerEdit

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, she competed in four events. In her first event, the 500 m, she was disqualified in the quarterfinals.[4] Three days later, she competed in the 1500 m. Despite setting an Olympic record in the semifinals, she finished third in the final.[5] In the 3000 m relay, her team finished first but was disqualified by one of the track judges.[6] In the 1000 m, she won a bronze medal, finishing behind Wang Meng and Katherine Reutter.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, she won two gold medals and a bronze.

After the 2014–15 season Park switched to long track speed skating where she qualified to represent South Korea at the 2015 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships. She had originally planned on retiring from speedskating altogether after Sochi but wanted to challenge herself to skate in long track and also have the honor of competing in her home country in the 2018 Winter Olympics. She became the first South Korean athlete to ever compete in short track and long track speedskating at the Olympics.[7]

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Park competed in the women's 1000 metres event for speed skating, finishing 16th overall.

International competition podiumsEdit

Short track speed skatingEdit

Date Competition Location Rank Event Result
12 Jan 2007 2007 World Junior Championships   Mladá Boleslav   1500 m 2:19.990
14 Jan 2007 2007 World Junior Championships   Mladá Boleslav   1000 m 1:32.507
14 Jan 2007 2007 World Junior Championships   Mladá Boleslav   1500m SF 2:19.990
14 Jan 2007 2007 World Junior Championships   Mladá Boleslav   Overall 55 points
14 Jan 2007 2007 World Junior Championships   Mladá Boleslav   2000m relay 52:54.136
21 Oct 2007 2007/2008 ISU World Cup 1st   Harbin   500m 43.925
21 Oct 2007 2007/2008 ISU World Cup 1st   Harbin   3000m relay 4:13.374
27 Oct 2007 2007/2008 ISU World Cup 2nd   Kobe   1000 m 1:33.723
26 Oct 2002 2007/2008 ISU World Cup 3rd   Heerenveen   500 m 44.819
01 Dec 2007 2007/2008 ISU World Cup 4th   Torino   1500 m 2:25.612
02 Feb 2008 2007/2008 ISU World Cup 5th   Quebec City   1000 m 1:34.162
10 Feb 2008 2007/2008 ISU World Cup 6th   Salt Lake City   3000m relay 4:09.938
21 Oct 2008 2007/2008 ISU World Cup 1st   Harbin   500m 43.925
9 Mar 2008 2008 World Championships   Gangneung   3000m relay 4:16.261
19 Oct 2008 2008/2009 ISU World Cup 1st   Salt Lake City   3000m relay 4:09.930
26 Oct 2008 2008/2009 ISU World Cup 2nd   Vancouver   3000m relay 4:12.752
30 Nov 2008 2008/2009 ISU World Cup 3rd   Beijing   3000m relay 4:08.230
7 Dec 2008 2008/2009 ISU World Cup 4th   Nagano   3000m relay 4:13.320
15 Feb 2009 2008/2009 ISU World Cup 6th   Dresden   3000m relay 4:10.114
20 Sep 2009 2009/2010 ISU World Cup 1st   Beijing   3000m relay 4:13.531
26 Sep 2009 2009/2010 ISU World Cup 2nd   Seoul   1000m 1:31.320
15 Nov 2009 2009/2010 ISU World Cup 4th   Marquette   1000m 1:30.206
15 Nov 2009 2009/2010 ISU World Cup 4th   Marquette   3000 m relay 4:10.467
20 Feb 2010 2010 Winter Olympics   Vancouver   1500m 2:17.927
26 Feb 2010 2010 Winter Olympics   Vancouver   1000m 1:29.379
19 Mar 2010 2010 World Championships   Sofia   1500 m 2:21.570
21 Mar 2010 2010 World Championships   Sofia   3000m SF 5:04.070
21 Mar 2010 2010 World Championships   Sofia   Overall 73 points
05 Dec 2010 2010/2011 ISU World Cup 3rd   Changchun   3000m relay 4:14.116
12 Dec 2010 2010/2011 ISU World Cup 4th   Shanghai   1500m 2:32.607
12 Dec 2010 2010/2011 ISU World Cup 4th   Shanghai   3000m relay 4:16.795
31 Jan 2011 2011 Asian Winter Games   Astana   1500m 2:38.621
2 Feb 2011 2011 Asian Winter Games   Astana   1000m 1:33.343
2 Feb 2011 2011 Asian Winter Games   Astana   3000m relay 4:30.010
20 Feb 2011 2010/2011 ISU World Cup 6th   Dresden   3000m relay 4:12.735
11 Mar 2011 2011 World Championships   Sheffield   1500 m 2:34.218
1 Dec 2012 2012/2013 ISU World Cup 3rd   Nagoya   1500 m 2:27.692
2 Dec 2012 2012/2013 ISU World Cup 3rd   Nagoya   3000m relay 4:11.570
8 Dec 2012 2012/2013 ISU World Cup 4th   Shanghai   1000m 1:30.412
3 Feb 2013 2012/2013 ISU World Cup 5th   Sochi   1000m 1:30.073
9 Feb 2013 2012/2013 ISU World Cup 6th   Dresden   1000 m 1:30.834
8 Mar 2013 2013 World Championships   Debrecen   1500 m 2:23.634
9 Mar 2013 2013 World Championships   Debrecen   500 m 43.850
10 Mar 2013 2013 World Championships   Debrecen   Overall 58 points
28 Sep 2013 2013/2014 ISU World Cup 1st   Shanghai   500m 43.614
29 Sep 2013 2013/2014 ISU World Cup 1st   Shanghai   3000m relay 4:07.143
6 Oct 2013 2013/2014 ISU World Cup 2nd   Seoul   1000m 1:29.459
6 Oct 2013 2013/2014 ISU World Cup 2nd   Seoul   3000m relay 4:06.824
9 Nov 2013 2013/2014 ISU World Cup 3rd   Torino   1500 m 2:20.511
10 Nov 2013 2013/2014 ISU World Cup 3rd   Torino   1000 m 1:59.828
17 Nov 2013 2013/2014 ISU World Cup 4th   Kolomna   3000m relay 4:09.794
13 Feb 2014 2014 Winter Olympics   Sochi   500m 54.207
18 Feb 2014 2014 Winter Olympics   Sochi   3000m relay 4:09.498
21 Feb 2014 2014 Winter Olympics   Sochi   1000m 1:30.761
14 Mar 2014 2014 World Championships   Montreal   1500 m 2:34.838
15 Mar 2014 2014 World Championships   Montreal   500m 42.792
16 Mar 2014 2014 World Championships   Montreal   1000m 1:30.597
16 Mar 2014 2014 World Championships   Montreal   Overall 73 points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "China's Zhou Yang wins 1,500 short track gold". The Associated Press. 2010-02-20.
  2. ^ "South Korea's Park Seung-Hi wins women's 1000m gold". NBC. 2014-02-21.
  3. ^ http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/02/15/0200000000AEN20180215003800320.html . Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Ladies' 500 m quarterfinals". 2010-02-17. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "Ladies' 1500 m final". 2010-02-20.
  6. ^ "Ladies' 3000 m Relay – final results". Archived from the original on February 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  7. ^ http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/02/15/0200000000AEN20180215003800320.html . Retrieved 1 March 2018.

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