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Seo Yi Ra

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR13110199201
NOCKorea
Born31 Oct 1992 in Seoul 
GenderMen
ResidenceSeongnam, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationPhysical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.262 11 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:23.250 06 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1500m 2:13.140 15 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    3000m 4:47.594 12 Mar 2017 Rotterdam  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m 1      
    1500m     1  
    5000m Relay     1  
    Overall 1      
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Overall 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002011519766  
twitter.com/seo_ry_jjang  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHwaseong City Office : Korea  
Name of coachKim Sun-Tae [national], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 2002 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
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 careerCoach Lee Jun-Ho. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An, Korean short track skater Kwak Yoon-Gy. (icenews.co.kr, 08 May 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win multiple gold medals at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (stoo.asiae.co.kr, 18 Sep 2017; withinnews.co.kr, 17 Aug 2015)  
HobbiesWatching videos, listening to music. (icenews.co.kr, 08 May 2014)  
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. (star.ohmynews.com, 27 Mar 2017)

He injured his ankle in 2010. (icenews.co.kr, 01 Dec 2011)
 
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing first in the overall standings at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
NicknamesSaida, Mirra, Seorijjang (Instagram profile, 16 Apr 2017; icenews.co.kr, 08 May 2014)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall1  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m1  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m3  
    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  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall8  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m9  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m9  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall10  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m16  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 1000m2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Nagoya 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m4  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m8  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m10  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m11  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m14  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m14  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m17  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m18  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m41  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m59  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m63