Noh Jin-kyu

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Noh Jin-Kyu
Personal information
Born (1992-07-20) July 20, 1992 (age 22)
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
Sport
Country  South Korea
Sport Speed skating
Club Korea National Sport University
Achievements and titles
World finals 2011 Overall
This is a Korean name; the family name is Noh.

Noh Jin-Kyu (Hangul: 노진규, Hanja: 盧珍圭) (born July 20, 1992) is a South Korean short track speed skater. During his first season at the senior level at the age of 18, he became the 2011 Overall World Champion. He is the World Record holder for 1500m and 3000m.

Career[edit]

Noh won the 2010 Junior World Championships, and due to the format of the South Korean National Team selection rules, he was able to win a spot on the team with his speediness on the ice for the 2010-2011 season despite his inexperience compared to veterans of the sport.[1] He quieted critics of his placement on the team by performing well at the 2011 Asian Winter Games, but struggled against experienced skaters at international events during the 2010–11 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, where technical aspects such as positioning skills are considered essential.[1]

Overcoming his performances during the World Cup season, he dominated at the 2011 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, winning gold in every race except the 500 m, where he did not qualify for the quarterfinals.[2] He won the overall World Championship in his first season on the senior level.[3] In the following week, Noh helped Korea to win 2011 World Team Championships (last one to be scheduled into foreseeable future) in Warsaw, setting a new world record in 3000m in the process.

He would compete on 2014 Sochi Olympics, but ruled out of the Olympicsdue to a broken elbow. Upon further inspection, he had a five-inch malignant tumor in his shoulder.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the brother of speed skater Noh Seon-yeong.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Short track national team selection process to undergo another change". Yonhap. 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Short trackers win titles at world championships". The Korea Times. 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  3. ^ 세계쇼트트랙- 노진규·조해리, 동반 우승. Yonhap (in Korean). 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
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