Choi Min-jeong

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Choi Min-jeong
Personal information
Born (1998-09-09) 9 September 1998 (age 20)
Seongnam, South Korea
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Sport
Country South Korea
SportShort track speed skating
Choi Min-jeong
Hangul최민정
Hanja崔珉禎
Revised RomanizationChoe Minjeong
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Minjŏng

Choi Min-jeong (Hangul: 최민정; born 9 September 1998) is a South Korean short track speed skater. Choi was awarded her first senior individual gold medal ahead of Arianna Fontana and Shim Suk-hee, passing through the finish line of the women's 1500 m final for second ISU Short Track World Cup of the 2014-2015 seasons held in Montreal, Canada. At age 16, she became the 2015 Overall Ladies World Champion. She is the current 500m short track speed skating Olympic record holder after breaking the previous record set by Elise Christie by 0.45 seconds.[1] She was penalised in the final of the 500 m event at the 2018 Winter Olympics for interference,[2] but won a gold medal in the following 1500 m race. She also won Gold in the 3000m Relay. In the 1000m Finals, she collided with another South Korean skater and crashed, ultimately finishing 4th.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch Winter Olympics: Day one highlights". BBC Sport. 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  2. ^ "Winter Olympics: DQ drama hits South Korea's star skater Choi as veteran Fontana grabs Italy's 1st Pyeongchang gold". The Straits Times. 2018-02-14. Retrieved 2018-02-14.

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