Kim Ji-sun

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Kim Ji-sun
Born (1987-06-27) June 27, 1987 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
Curling club Gyeonggi-do CC,
Uijeongbu, KOR
Skip Kim Ji-sun
Fourth Gim Un-chi
Third Lee Seul-bee
Second Um Min-ji
Alternate Yeom Yoon-jung
World Championship
5 (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Pacific-Asia Championship
4 (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015)
1 (2014)
Kim Ji-sun
Hangul 지선
Revised Romanization Gim Jiseon
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chisŏn

Kim Ji-sun (born June 27, 1987) is a South Korean curler from Gyeonggi Province. She was the skip of the 2014 South Korean Olympic Curling Team.


Kim was a member of the silver medal winning Korean team that won a silver medal at the 2007 Pacific Junior Curling Championships. She was the team's alternate and played two matches. She was also the alternate for the Korean team at the 2009 Mount Titlis World Women's Curling Championship that finished 10th. She played just one match in that game, a losing cause to Germany.

As a skip, Kim won the silver medal on 2010 Pacific Curling Championships for Korea. Her Korean team was defeated by the former World Champion Chinese team, skipped by Wang Bingyu, in the final. Later in the season, she led her Korean team to a bronze medal at the 2011 Winter Universiade.

As the reigning Pacific champion, Kim would play in her second World championships at the 2011 Capital One World Women's Curling Championship. At the 2012 Ford World Women's Curling Championship, South Korea made history by winning the most games ever in history and made the playoffs for the first time. They eliminated Canada to advance to the semifinal, but lost a close game against eventual champions Switzerland. They then lost another close game to the Canadians in the bronze medal game, finishing in fourth place. Their fourth-place finish ensured them a spot in the 2014 Winter Olympics, even though South Korea did not qualify for the 2013 World Championships. At the Olympics, she led her Korean team to an 8th-place finish and a 3-6 record.

Personal life[edit]

When she was young, Kim was a speed skater. Kim is married to Chinese curler Xu Xiaoming.[1] She has one son, Su-ho.[2]


Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
2010–11 Kim Ji-sun Lee Seul-bee Shin Mi-sung Gim Un-chi Lee Hyun-jung 2010 PCC, 2011 WCC
2011–12 Kim Ji-sun Lee Seul-bee Gim Un-chi Lee Hyun-jung 2011 PCC
Kim Ji-sun Lee Seul-bee Shin Mi-sung Gim Un-chi 2012 WCC
2012–13 Kim Ji-sun Lee Seul-bee Shin Mi-sung Gim Un-chi
2013–14 Kim Ji-sun Gim Un-chi Shin Mi-sung Lee Seul-bee Um Min-ji 2013 PACC, 2014 OG

Grand Slam record[edit]

C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Autumn Gold Q DNP DNP Q
Masters N/A DNP QF
Colonial Square N/A DNP DNP
Canadian Open N/A N/A N/A
Players' DNP DNP DNP


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