Jeon Da-hye

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Jeon Da-hye
Medal record
Competitor for  South Korea
Women's Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Games
Gold 2006 Turin 3000 m relay
World Championships
Gold 2006 Montreal Team
Gold 2005 Chuncheon Team
Silver 2001 Jeonju 3000 m relay
Silver 2001 Minamimaki Team
Silver 2000 The Hague Team
Winter Universiade
Gold 2005 Innsbruck 3000 m relay
Gold 2003 Tarvisio 3000 m relay
Bronze 2003 Tarvisio 500 m

Jeon Da-Hye (Hangul: 전다혜, Hanja: 全多慧) (born November 23, 1983 in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do) is a South Korean short track speed skater who won gold in the women's 3000 metre relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics.[1]

In 1999 Jeon earns her first call to the South Korea women's national short track team at the age of 16. In 2001 she won two silver medals at the World Championships as a member of the national team.

In 2001 Jeon was omitted from the national team roster and did not participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics. In February 2002, however, Jeon gained attention again, winning five gold medals at the national collegiate championships.

Jeon first participated at the Winter Olympics in February 2006. She was expected to compete in the 500 metres as well but competed only in the 3000 metre relay due to injuries, combining with Choi Eun-Kyung, Byun Chun-Sa, Jin Sun-Yu and Kang Yun-Mi. Team Korea eventually won its fourth consecutive Olympic women's 3000 metre relay gold medal.

Jeon was selected as the reserve member of the South Korean national team for the 2010 Winter Olympics, ranked sixth overall in the national Olympic trials. However, she did not get a chance to participate in any event at the Olympics. In February 2011, Jeon won the gold medal in the women's senior 500 metres at the 2011 Korean National Sports Festival by .37 of a second to beat out 2006 Olympic gold medalist Kang Yun-Mi.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INSIDE SHORT TRACK: medalists in the women's 3000 m relay". NBC Sports. Retrieved February 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jang, Jae-eun (February 15, 2011). "Lee Jung-Soo, 2 Golds". Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved February 18, 2011. 

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