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Lee Han-Bin

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR12509198801
NOCKorea
Born25 Sep 1988 in Incheon 
GenderMen
ResidenceSeongnam, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationKorea National Sports University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.789 19 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1000m 1:24.444 15 Feb 2014 Sochi  
    1500m 2:14.176 14 Feb 2015 Erzurum  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    5000m Relay   1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay 1      
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005164995863  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSeongnam City Hall: Korea  
Name of coachKim Sun-Tae [national], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 1995 at the Olympic Centre in Seongnam, Korea.  
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents sent him to a skating class in order to help him gain confidence.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Make the impossible possible." (Athlete, 01 Dec 2013)  
Other informationLEADER
He served as captain of the Korean short track team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (mt.co.kr, 15 Feb 2014, 07 Oct 2013)
 
InjuriesIn 2008 he fractured his left ankle at the National Winter Sports Festival in Korea. He experienced persistent injuries to the joint for the next four years. (chosun.com, 02 Feb 2014)

In 2007 he accidentally cut his calf with his skating blade during training. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2013)
 
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (chosun.com, 02 Feb 2014)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Kim Dong-Sung, Russian short track skater Viktor An. (chosun.com, 02 Feb 2014; Athlete, 01 Dec 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m6  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m6  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay7  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m8  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall9  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m11  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 1500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 5000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 1500m2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 1000m3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m6  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m8  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m8  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m11  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m15  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m22  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m34  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m37