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Hwang Dae Heon

Republic of Korea

SportShort Track
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born05 Jul 1999 in Anyang 
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.688 02 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:20.875 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:09.219 09 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    3000m 5:40.218 18 Mar 2018 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    500m   1    
    1500m 1      
    5000m Relay   1    
World Championships
World Championships
    500m 2      
    1000m   1    
    5000m Relay 2 1    
    Overall   1 1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamGangwon Provincial Office: Republic of Korea  
Reason for choosing this sportHe thought the sport was interesting.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (, 29 Jan 2024)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2003 in Anyang, Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"I can do it." (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
InjuriesHe has been persistently troubled by an injury to his back that he sustained in grade nine of middle school. Back pain caused him to withdraw from the 1000m at the 2021 World Cup event in Nagoya, Japan. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021;, 31 Oct 2021)

He suffered an injury to the sole of his foot during the 2019/20 season and withdrew from the World Cup events in Nagoya, Japan, and Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (, 28 Nov 2019)

He sustained an injury to his left arm at the 2017 World Cup event in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. He suffered a recurrence of the injury at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 15 Feb 2018)

He injured his right knee after colliding with a teammate during the 5000m relay at the 2017 World Cup event in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (, 11 Oct 2017)
Awards and honoursHe was presented with the Best Male Performance of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games award at the 2022 Association of National Olympic Committees [ANOC] Awards. (, 19 Oct 2022)

He was named Rookie of the Year for the 2016/17 season by the Korea Skating Union [KSU]. (, 17 Apr 2017)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1500m at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 19 Oct 2022)  
AmbitionsTo defend his title in the 1500m at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 29 Jan 2024)  
HobbiesPlaying video games, taking walks. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents, and his maternal grandfather. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
NicknamesJust Hwang (Athlete, 29 Nov 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachAn Jung-Hyun [national], KOR  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships Overall1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 1500m1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 500m1  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall2  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m2  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall3  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m4  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m7  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m7  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m8  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay9  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m10  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m17  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall31  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Turin 500m1  
    2017/2018 Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 1500m1  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Turin 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m1  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m1  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 1000m1  
    2021/2022 Beijing 1000m1  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 500m1  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Seoul 1000m2  
    2017/2018 Budapest 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 500m2  
    2023/2024 Seoul 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1500m2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Budapest 1500m2  
    2017/2018 Seoul 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Beijing 5000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Beijing 2000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Budapest 500m3  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 500m3  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m4  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 Seoul 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m4  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m5  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m7  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m8  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m11  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m11  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay11  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m13  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall14  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m14  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m19  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m19  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m21  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m31