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Kim Gun Woo


SportShort Track
Born20 Mar 1998
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
LanguagesEnglish, Korean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.337 01 Feb 2019 Dresden  
    1000m 1:22.679 11 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:12.823 09 Feb 2019 Turin  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his sister into the sport.  
Club / TeamKorea National Sport University : Seoul, KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age six.  
Training RegimeHe trains for up to nine hours a day, five days a week.  
Name of coachSong Kyung-Taek [national], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationTEAM SUSPENSION
In February 2019 he was suspended from representing the national team for three months after violating dormitory rules at the National Training Centre in Jincheon, Republic of Korea. The ban meant he could not compete at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (, 28 Feb 2019)
HobbiesTravel, watching tennis. (, 22 Feb 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 22 Feb 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementBeing selected for the Korean national team. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Lim Hyo-Jun. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Good vibes only." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Turin 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Turin 500m2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m5  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m10  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m15