Kim Min-jung (speed skater)

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Kim Min-Jung
Personal information
Born (1985-03-20) March 20, 1985 (age 30)[1]
Seoul, South Korea[2]
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in) (5'2")[1]
Weight 106 lb (48 kg)[2]
World championship wins 2010 3000 m relay
2009 1500 m
2008 3000 m relay
2007 3000 m relay,          Team
2003 Team
Country  South Korea
Sport Speed skating
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Min-Jung (Hangul: 김민정, Hanja: 金玟廷) (born March 20, 1985 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean short track speed skater.

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.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Kim Min-Jung, Short Track". Athletes. Vancouver 2010. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Kim Min-Jung". Retrieved March 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "China wins controversial gold". UPI. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 

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