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Teerit Vongkovit


SportShort Track
Born17 Dec 1996 in Downers Grove, IL 
ResidenceBethesda, MD, USA
LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin, Thai
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.328 08 Mar 2014 Erzurum  
    1000m 1:31.031 08 Nov 2013 Turin  
    1500m 2:23.758 14 Nov 2013 Kolomna  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was inspired by watching the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.  
Name of coachYunmi Kim, KOR, from 2005; Dong Sung Kim, KOR, from 2005; Sun Tae Chea, KOR, from 2005; Jihoon Chae, KOR, from 2005  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2003 at age seven in Hickory, NC, United States.  
Club / TeamPotomac Speedskating Club: United States  
International Debut
International Debut
Competing forThailand  
TournamentWorld Cup  
LocationMontreal, QC  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor Ahn. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)  
Other informationOTHER ACTIVITIES
He is the violin player in the Maryland Classical Youth Orchestra and All State Orchestra. After finishing high school he hopes to study engineering at Harvard University. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)
HobbiesPlaying the violin, reading, watching movies, playing golf. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)  
AmbitionsTo compete at an Olympic Winter Games. (, 30 Jul 2012)  
NicknamesTJ [the initials of his first name, Teerit, and middle name, Jay]. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 2013 US age group relay. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall45  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall52  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m74  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m75  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m83  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m125  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m126