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Park Seung-Hi

Korea

SportSpeed Skating
NOCKorea
Born28 Mar 1992 in  Seoul
GenderWomen
ResidenceHwaseong, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.52 10 Feb 2017 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:16.42 23 Sep 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:59.50 24 Sep 2017 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/seunghee328  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe took up the sport as part of her extra curriculum activities at primary school.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age nine in Gwacheon, Republic of Korea.  
Club / TeamHwaseong City Office: Gangneung, KOR  
Name of coachChoi Jae-Bong [club], KOR; Baek Chul-Gi [national], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer younger brother Park Se-Young has represented the Republic of Korea in short track, winning gold at the 2014 World Cup event in Montreal, QC, Canada. Her sister Park Seung-Ju competed in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, finishing 31st in the 1000m. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; donga.com, 25 Oct 2013; ohmynews.com, 05 Aug 2012)  
Most influential person in careerHer family. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 24 Jan 2013)  
HobbiesWatching movies. (joins.com, 07 Nov 2014)  
InjuriesShe injured her knee after falling over twice during the 500m final at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The injury meant she was unable to compete in the 1500m at the Games. (news1.kr, 13 Feb 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal in speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (asiae.co.kr, 08 Oct 2014)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
She and her brother Park Se-Yeong became the first siblings to represent the Republic of Korea together in short track at an Olympic Winter Games when they competed at the 2014 Games in Sochi. Seung-Hi won two golds and a bronze at the event, while Se-Yeong raced in the 500m, 1500m and 5000m relay. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; imbc.com, 28 Apr 2014)

SWITCH TO SPEED SKATING
She considered retirement after winning two gold medals in short track at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, but eventually decided to switch to speed skating. She made her international debut in the discipline at the 2014 World Cup event in Obihiro, Japan, finishing 13th in the 1000m. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; yonhapnews.co.kr, 19 Nov 2014; joins.com, 07 Nov 2014)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning two gold medals in short track at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Other sportsShe has represented the Republic of Korea in short track. She won gold in both the 1000m and the 3000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Feb 2016; yonhapnews.co.kr, 05 Jan 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m18  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall21  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m31  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m36