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Park Seyeong

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR12607199301
NOCKorea
Born26 Jul 1993 in Seoul 
GenderMen
ResidenceHwaseong, KOR
OccupationAthlete, Public Servant, Student
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Dankook University: Yongin, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.930 05 Oct 2013 Seoul  
    1000m 1:23.814 12 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:12.698 15 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    3000m 4:49.939 13 Mar 2016 Seoul  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1000m 1   1  
    1500m     2  
    5000m Relay   1 1  
    Overall   1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 3      
    Overall 2   1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/teen2007  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at about age seven in Suwon, Republic of Korea.  
Club / TeamHwaseong City Hall: Korea  
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents encouraged him to take up the sport because they initially thought it was figure skating.  
Name of coachKim Sun-Tae [club, national], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Let it go." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
In 2014 he and older sister Park Seung-Hi became the first siblings to represent Republic of Korea in short track at the same Olympic Winter Games when they competed in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; imbc.com, 28 Apr 2014)
 
InjuriesHe fractured his left collarbone ahead of the 2016/17 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. He returned to competitive action at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017; news.joins.com, 20 Feb 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (ilyo.co.kr, 15 Mar 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 1500m at the 2014/15 World Cup event in Montreal, QC, Canada, and winning a gold medal in the 1500m at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerKorean speed skaters Park Seung-Hi [his older sister] and Cha Min-Kyu, Korean short track skater Noh Jin-Kyu. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolKorean speed skater Park Seung-Hi [his older sister], Korean comedian Yoo Jae-Suk. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Famous relativesHis older sister Park Seung-Hi competed in short track at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014, and has also participated in speed skating at international level. His older sister Park Seung-Ju competed in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; donga.com, 25 Oct 2013; ohmynews.com, 05 Aug 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m1  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall2  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m4  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall5  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m9  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m10  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m14  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m4  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m5  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m6  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m39