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Tae-Bum Mo

Korea

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSKOR11502198901
NOCKorea
Born15 Feb 1989 in  Seoul
GenderMen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.28 17 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:07.26 13 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:42.85 11 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:03.38 12 Mar 2006 Erfurt  
    10000m 15:13.91 21 Dec 2005 Chuncheon  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    2 x 500m 1      
    1000m   1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m 2      
    1000m   1    
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/tae_bum.mo/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachBaek Chul-Gi [national], KOR  
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents encouraged him to take up the sport.  
Club / TeamKorean Air: Seoul, KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age seven.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe sustained a cut to his right Achilles tendon during training in 2010. (sbs.co.kr, 20 Dec 2010)

He has sustained an injury to his pelvis during his career. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)
 
NicknamesMotor Bum (icenews.co.kr, 09 Feb 2014)  
Other informationPOST SOCHI BLUES
At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi he was unable to defend the gold medal he won in the 500m four years earlier in Vancouver, finishing just off the podium in fourth place. He stopped training in the months that followed, and by the end of the year his weight had increased from 85kg to 107kg. After returning to the sport in the hope of competing at his third Olympic Winter Games, it took him two-and-a-half years to get back to his optimal racing weight. "I think Pyeongchang will really be a battle with myself. My times have improved and I am getting more confident by the day." (pyeongchang2018.com, 12 Jan 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (insidethegames.biz, 13 Jul 2017)

BIRTHDAY PRESENT
He won gold in the 500m at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver on his 21st birthday. (naver.com, 19 Feb 2010)
 
HobbiesGolf. (newsis.com,10 Jan 2014)  
Awards and honoursHe received the Korean Olympic Committee [KOC] President's Award in 2011. (sbs.co.kr, 07 Feb 2014)

He received the Best Performance Award at the 2011 Korean Athletics Awards. (naver.com, 07 Feb 2014)

He was presented with an Excellent Male Athlete Award at the 15th Coca-Cola Athletics Award in 2010. (chosun.com, 31 Mar 2010)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m and silver in the 1000m at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolIrish boxer and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Actions speak louder than words. Be patient and have self-control." (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m1  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m4  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m5  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m5  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m9  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m11  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m12  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m15  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 1000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Astana 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Astana 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Astana 1000m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m4  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m6  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall6  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m7  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m7  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall9  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m9  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m9  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m10  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m13  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m16  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m16  
    2008/2009 World Cup 100m20  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m20  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m22  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall23  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall24  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m24  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m33  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m35