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Seo Yi Ra

Republic of Korea

SportShort Track
NOCRepublic of Korea
Born31 Oct 1992 in Seoul 
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
ResidenceHwaseong, KOR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.262 11 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:23.250 06 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1500m 2:11.126 10 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    3000m 4:47.594 12 Mar 2017 Rotterdam  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    1000m     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m 1      
    1500m     1  
    5000m Relay 1 1 1  
    Overall 1      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    Overall 1      
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHwaseong City Office : Republic of Korea  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesListening to music. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
InjuriesHis ankle became infected after he fell at the 2016 National Selection Tournaments in the Republic of Korea. The injury meant he missed the first two World Cup events of the 2016/17 season. (, 27 Mar 2017)

He injured his ankle in 2010. (, 01 Dec 2011)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the men's overall competition at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe first tried skating as part of a class at primary school and found the sport interesting.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerKorean short track skater Um Cheon-Ho. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 2002 at the Korea University Ice Rink in Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Just do it." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m1  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall1  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m8  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall8  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m9  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m9  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m9  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall10  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m10  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall13  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m14  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m16  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m1  
    2014/2015 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m1  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2017/2018 Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Seoul 500m1  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 1000m2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Seoul 500m2  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Beijing 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m4  
    2023/2024 Seoul 2000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m6  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m8  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m8  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m10  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m14  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m14  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall15  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m17  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m33  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m57  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m59  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m63