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Lee Jung-Su

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR13011198901
NOCKorea
Born30 Nov 1989 in Seoul 
GenderMen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Dankook University: Yongin, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.245 14 Dec 2014 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:23.747 20 Feb 2010 Vancouver  
    1500m 2:08.646 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:41.954 27 Mar 2010 Bormio  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1000m 1      
    1500m 1      
    5000m Relay   1    
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    5000m Relay 1   1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay 2      
    Overall 1 2    
World Team Championships
Event  
World Team Championships
    Team 2      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/jungsu.lee.391  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe took up the sport as a hobby.  
Training RegimeHe spends three days a week weight training, focusing on increasing the strength in his legs.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age 12 at the ice rink in front of his elementary school.  
Club / TeamGoyang City: Korea  
Name of coachMo Ji-Soo [club], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1000m and 1500m at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerHis family, his coaches, and Russian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"The goal is perfection and I won't settle for anything else." (NBC, 10 Feb 2010)  
Famous relativesHis older sister has competed as a professional wakeboarder. (NBC, 10 Feb 2010)  
Hero / IdolPortuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Russian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2015)  
Other informationRACE FIXING
In May 2010 he was banned from competition for three years by the Korea Skating Union [KSU] as a result of his involvement in rigging the outcome of short track races. Along with national teammate Kwak Yoon-Gy, he was punished by a special joint committee that comprised of members of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korean Olympic Committee [KOC] and the KSU. The pair later had their suspensions reduced to six months on appeal, but Kwak's coach Jeon Jae-Mok was given a life ban. (unn.net, 03 Feb 2011; usatoday.com, 19 May 2010; koreatimes.co.kr, 05 May 2010)

SWITCHING DISCIPLINES
After failing to gain selection for the Korean short track team ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, he switched to speed skating in an attempt to qualify for the event. He did not finish high enough at the Olympic trials, and in April 2014 he announced he would be returning to short track. (samsamstory.com, 15 May 2014; newsis.com, 28 Feb 2014; sbs.co.kr, 22 Oct 2013; ohmynews.com, 06 Jun 2013)
 
HobbiesWatching movies. (joins.com, 17 Apr 2014)  
InjuriesHe injured his back during the 2011/12 season and was unable to skate for about five months. (samsamstory.com, 15 May 2014; joins.com, 07 Apr 2014)

He injured his ankle during the 2011/12 season. (icenews.co.kr, 04 Feb 2012)
 
Other sportsHe competed in speed skating at the 2014 National Winter Sports Festival in the Republic of Korea. (newsis.com, 28 Feb 2014)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (samsamstory.com, 15 May 2014)  
Awards and honoursHe received an Excellence Group Award with his teammates, and was also named Best New Athlete at the 2010 Coca-Cola Athletics Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 31 Mar 2010)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m1  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m1  
    2009/2010 World Team Championships Team1  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Team Championships Team1  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2008/2009 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m8  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m20  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 1000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 1500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 1500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 1000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 1500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 1500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m1  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 3000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 5000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 1000m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 1500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Sofia 1000m2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 5000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 1500m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Sofia 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m4  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m5  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay5  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m8  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m9  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m12  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m23  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m25  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m27  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m33  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m40  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m46  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m53  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m54  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m64  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m76