Kevin Shum

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Kevin Shum
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1997-07-03) July 3, 1997 (age 23)
Walnut Creek, California, U.S
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
CoachJustin Dillon, Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Former coachRafael Arutyunyan, Lynn Smith, Karen Kwan Oppegard
ChoreographerJustin Dillon, Karen Kwan Oppegard
Skating clubSkating Club of Boston
Training locationsBoston, Massachusetts
Began skating2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total178.92
2016 JGP Czech Republic
Short program61.79
2014 JGP Japan
Free skate119.43
2016 JGP Czech Republic

Kevin Shum (born July 3, 1997) is an American figure skater. He competed at the 2015 World Junior Championships and qualified for the free skate.

Personal life[edit]

Shum was born on July 3, 1997 in Walnut Creek, California.[1] He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019 with a degree in computer science and engineering,[2] where he also worked as an admissions blogger.[3] He researched at the MIT Media Lab, taught STEM in Germany with the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives Global Teaching Labs, and studied on exchange at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.[4] He has also worked as a software engineer at Microsoft on the Azure cloud computing platform.[5]

Shum currently resides in Seattle and is a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Bain in Capitol Hill.[6]


Career[edit]

Shum began learning to skate in 2003.[1] His international debut came in March 2014 at the International Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands. In September of the same year, he made his first Junior Grand Prix (JGP) appearance, placing 7th in Aichi, Japan.

After winning the junior silver medal at the 2015 U.S. Championships, Shum was assigned to the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. He qualified for the free skate after placing 16th in the short program and went on to finish 20th overall.

While a full-time student at MIT, he won the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships.

Shum is coached by Peter Johansson and Mark Mitchell at the Skating Club of Boston.[1]


Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2016–2017
[1]
2015–2016
[7]
2014–2015
[8]
  • Invierno Porteno
    by Astor Piazzolla
2013–2014
[9]

Competitive highlights[edit]

2013–present[edit]

JGP: ISU Junior Grand Prix

International[10]
Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
World Junior Champ. 20th
JGP Czech Republic 7th
JGP Japan 7th
JGP Slovakia 9th
Challenge Cup 5th J
National[9]
U.S. Collegiate Championships 1st 1st
U.S. Championships 6th J 2nd J 2nd J 12th 21st 14th
Eastern Sect. 1st J 1st 2nd 3rd
Pacific Coast Sect. 3rd J 1st J
J = Junior level

Juvenile to novice levels[edit]

National[9]
Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12
U.S. Championships 9th N 4th N
U.S. Junior Champ. 1st V 7th I 6th I
Pacific Coast Sectionals 5th N 2nd N
Central Pacific Regionals 2nd V 1st I 1st I 1st N 2nd N
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kevin SHUM: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (March 3, 2017). "The Inside Edge: Skaters balance training, studies". IceNetwork.com.
  3. ^ "Blogs: Kevin S. '19". MIT Admissions. Archived from the original on August 31, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Tse-Harlow, Kailey. "Champion figure skater thrives at MIT". MIT. Archived from the original on February 21, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Arnold, Sarah. "Do, Shum post victories, earn scholarships at 2018 U.S. Collegiate Championships". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on October 1, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) |url-status= live
  6. ^ "Kevin Shum - Seattle Capitol Hill - Coldwell Banker Bain". Delta Media Group, Inc.
  7. ^ "Kevin SHUM: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  8. ^ "Kevin SHUM: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  9. ^ a b c "Kevin Shum". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on August 27, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Competition Results: Kevin SHUM". International Skating Union.

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