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Brandon Kim

United States

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTUSA13008200101
NOCUnited States
Born30 Aug 2001
GenderMen
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.647 05 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.495 06 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:15.924 25 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My passion for short track started when I was watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. The electric speed of the racers and their blindingly quick passes stopped me in my tracks and drew me in. I knew instantly, 'That's what I want to do'."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerUS short track skater Thomas Insuk Hong. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2018)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014376548114  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis father John has served as team doctor for the US national speed skating team. (baltimoresun.com, 03 Feb 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2016 he was named US Male Junior Developmental Skater of the Year for short track. (teamusa.org, 07 Oct 2018, 04 Dec 2016)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age 10.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSupporting American football team the Philadelphia Eagles, computer science. (teamusa.org, 06 Jan 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training Regime"I've always trained Korean style, with lots of dry land work jumps, imitations, belts. Doing those drills really helps my technique on the ice. I've always done more of that than bike rides or the gym, but it's worked well for me."  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"I think my best quality is probably explosiveness. I can pick up speed quickly, and make passes quickly." (isu.org, 27 Jul 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachStephen Gough [national], CAN  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m9  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall11  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m15  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m17  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m20  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m25  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m28  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall77  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m13  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m14  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m14  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m20  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m23  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m29  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m31  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m35  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m48  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m53  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m54  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall56  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m61  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m75