Kim Min-jung (speed skater)
March 20, 1985 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Height||160 cm (5 ft 3 in) (5'2")|
|Weight||106 lb (48 kg)|
|World championship wins||2010 3000 m relay
2009 1500 m
2008 3000 m relay
2007 3000 m relay, Team
Kim won her first senior World Championship individual gold medal in the women's 1500 meter at the 2009 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships held in Vienna, edging out future 1500 meter Olympic champion Zhou Yang by 0.503 seconds.
In the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, she competed only in the women's 3000 meter relay, combining with Lee Eun-Byul, Park Seung-Hi and Cho Ha-Ri. The South Korean team finished first but was controversially disqualified due to contact between Kim and Sun Linlin of China.