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Iong A Kim


SportShort Track
Born03 Aug 1992
ResidenceAstana, KAZ
LanguagesEnglish, Korean, Mandarin, Russian
Higher educationSports Management - Kyung Hee University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.031 05 Feb 2017 Almaty  
    1000m 1:29.240 02 Nov 2018 Calgary  
    1500m 2:22.265 30 Sep 2017 Budapest  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMadygali Karsybekov [national], KAZ; Aslan Daumov [personal], KAZ  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesAliya (, 08 Mar 2017)  
Other informationMOVE TO KAZAKHSTAN
She has Korean heritage, and began living in Kazakhstan in 2014. The following year she applied to become a citizen of Kazakhstan, with the aim of representing her new nation at the 2017 Winter World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The switch was confirmed in 2016, and she made her international debut for Kazakhstan at the 2016 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (, 28 Oct 2016;, 23 Oct 2016)

While applying to become a citizen of Kazakhstan, she wanted to adopt a new Kazakh name - Aliya. However, changing her name would have complicated the transfer procedure, so she decided to keep her original name. Her teammates call her Aliya. (, 28 Oct 2016)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamDynamo: Pavlodar, KAZ  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 08 Mar 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (, 31 May 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2003 in North Jeolla Province, Republic of Korea.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe suffered a foot injury in 2017. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze medals in the 3000m relay at both the 2017 Winter World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Fight until the end." (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m18  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall22  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m22  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m23  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m12  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m13  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m16  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m16  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m16  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m18  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m24  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m25  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m25  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m26  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m26  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m27  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m29  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m31  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m33  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m41  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m41  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m54  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m69