Chun Lee-kyung

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Chun Lee-kyung
Personal information
Born (1976-01-06) January 6, 1976 (age 39)
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)
World championship wins 1995 Overall
1996 Overall
1997 Overall
Country  South Korea
Sport Speed skating
Retired 1998
Chun Lee-kyung
Hangul 전이경
Hanja 全利卿
Revised Romanization Jeon Igyeong
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Rigyŏng
This is a Korean name; the family name is Jeon.

Chun Lee-kyung (Hangul: 전이경, Hanja: 全利卿; born January 6, 1976 in Okcheon, Chungcheongbuk-do) is a retired South Korean short track speed skater. She is a four-time Olympic Champion [1] and three-time Overall World Champion for 1995–1997. She was a dominant force in International Short Track Speed Skating during the mid-1990s.

Chun took part in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, at the age of 15, but failed to win much attention. In 1994, however, Chun won two gold medals at the Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games. She won the women's 1000 m final, defeating the reigning World Champion Nathalie Lambert and former World Champion Kim So-hee, and was part of the team that won the 3000 m relay in a world record time along with Kim.

Between 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics, Chun won the Overall World Championship three times in a row, in 1995, 1996 and 1997 (becoming the second person to have won three consecutive Overall World Championships). She also won the Overall World Cup title for 1997–1998 season.

In 1998, at the Nagano Winter Olympics, Chun successfully defended both of her Olympic titles, by defeating China's Yang Yang (A) and Yang Yang (S) in the 1000 m final after trailing for most of the race. She led the relay team to another Olympic victory with world record time, completing the first "double-double" in Olympic short track history. She became the first quadruple Olympic Champion in Short Track Speed Skating and the first one from Korea. Chun retired shortly after the 1998 Olympics.

In 2002, Chun was elected to the Athletes' Committee of the International Olympic Committee.[citation needed]