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Eunice Lee

United States

SportShort Track
NOCUnited States
Born11 Nov 2004 in San Diego, CA 
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.405 04 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:32.076 29 Jan 2023 Dresden  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSewing, reading, baking. (, 28 Apr 2020)  
InjuriesShe was affected by injuries during the 2019/20 season. (, 28 Apr 2020)  
Famous relativesHer younger sister Grace was selected for the US national short track team ahead of the 2022/23 World Cup season. (, 30 Sep 2022;, 22 Jan 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe began practising rhythmic gymnastics and figure skating while she was living in the Republic of Korea. She started speed skating after moving back to the United States of America with her family at age six. "I only started a sport when I was younger because I had such terrible coordination and my legs were so weak that I would fall down just walking. My parents said they needed to put me in a sport so I would be able to run around normally like the other kids."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer brother John, and coach Chang Lee. (King 5 YouTube channel, 03 Feb 2022)  
Awards and honoursIn 2020 she was named Short Track Development Female Skater of the Year by US Speedskating. (King 5 YouTube channel, 03 Feb 2022;, 28 Apr 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachStephen Gough [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in Tacoma, WA, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
She was born in San Diego, CA, United States of America. At age four her family relocated to the Republic of Korea, before returning to Bellevue, Washington, when she was age six. (King 5 YouTube channel, 03 Feb 2022;, 22 Jan 2022)

After being named Short Track Development Female Skater of the Year in 2020, she and her mother relocated to Utah where she joined the Short Track Junior National Program and trained under the guidance of coach Li Geng. "She really helped me analyse the parts of my technique that hadn't gotten a lot of attention before so I was able to fix the way I skated and adjust my technique and form. Her programmes are really well suited for me. She really matches what each skater needs, and that has really helped me continue to improve and not just plateau." (, 22 Jan 2022)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 1000m6  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 500m11  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1000m13  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1500m14  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 500m17  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m28  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 1500m30  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m32  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m33  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m23  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m26  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall71