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Choi Minjeong

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR20909199801
NOCKorea
Born09 Sep 1998 in Seoul 
GenderWomen
ResidenceSeongnam, KOR
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesKorean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.461 18 Dec 2016 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:29.023 06 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    1500m 2:14.354 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:28.828 12 Mar 2017 Rotterdam  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1000m 2      
    1500m   1 1  
    3000m Relay 2      
    Overall 2      
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe trains for 10 hours a day during the season.  
Club / TeamSeongnam City Hall: Korea  
Reason for choosing this sportHer father encouraged her to go to a skating class during the winter holidays.  
Name of coachSon Sae-Won [club], KOR; Kim Sun-Tae [national], KOR; Cho Jae-Beom [national], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 2004 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Jin Sun-Yu. (icenews.co.kr, 09 Sep 2014)  
InjuriesShe was bothered by an ankle injury after falling at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Erzurum, Turkey. (icenews.co.kr, 09 Sep 2014)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no gain." (icenews.co.kr, 09 Sep 2014)  
Awards and honoursShe received the Top Player Award at the 2016 Korean Women's Sports Grand Awards. (sports.news.naver.com, 19 Dec 2016)

She was given the Best Athletics Award at the 62nd Korean Athletics Awards Ceremony by the Korean Olympic Committee. (news.donga.com, 23 Feb 2016)

She received the Rookie of the Year Award at the 2015 Korean Women's Sports Grand Awards. (kyeonggi.com, 18 Nov 2015)

She was named the 2014 Rookie of the Year at the Korean Sports Awards. She shared the award with shooter Kim Cheong-Yong. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 24 Feb 2015)
 
AmbitionsTo win multiple gold medals at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sports.chosun.com, 26 Jul 2017; ytn.co.kr, 17 Mar 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning three gold medals at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents, and coach Cho Jae-Bum. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall1  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m5  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall6  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m7  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m1  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 1000m1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 3000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1500m1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 500m2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m5  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m16  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m25