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Han Seungsoo

Korea

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTKOR12305199101
NOCKorea
Born23 May 1991 in Seoul 
GenderMen
ResidenceSeoul, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesKorean
Higher educationDankook University: Seoul, KOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.859 15 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:23.641 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:12.091 11 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/seungsoo.han.3  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSports TOTO: Korea  
Reason for choosing this sportHe participated in a skating class during his winter holidays.  
Name of coachKim Sun-Tae [national], KOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in his third year of primary school in Gwacheon, Republic of Korea.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (pyeongchang2018.com, 31 Mar 2017)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An, Korean marathon runner Son Kee-Chung, his father. (pyeongchang2018.com, 31 Mar 2017; sportsq.co.kr, 19 Dec 2016; icenews.co.kr, 26 May 2014)  
HobbiesTravel, photography, cycling, climbing, watching movies. (icenews.co.kr, 26 May 2014)  
InjuriesHe tore a ligament in his first year of university. He also sustained a ligament injury during the 2014/15 season. (pyeongchang2018.com, 31 Mar 2017; icenews.co.kr, 26 May 2014)

He injured his ankle in year 12 of high school. In the same year, he cut his thigh with the blade on his skate. (icenews.co.kr, 26 May 2014)
 
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe does not eat eel before competitions. (icenews.co.kr, 26 May 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m14  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m16  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m17  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m17  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m21  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m71