Kong Sangjeong

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Kong Sangjeong
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Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Women's short track speed skating
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi 3000 m relay
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Osaka Overall
Kong Sangjeong
Hangul 공상정
Hanja 孔尙貞
Revised Romanization Gong Sangjeong
McCune–Reischauer Kong Sangjŏng
Korean pronunciation: [koŋ sʰaŋdʑʌŋ]

Kong Sang-jeong (Korean pronunciation: [koŋ.saŋ.dʑʌŋ]; born 22 June 1996 in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province) is a South Korean short track speed skater who won a gold Olympic medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in 3000 metre relay.[1]

Kong is a third-generation descendant of Chinese immigrants to Korea, and was born with Republic of China nationality. She was chosen to represent South Korea at junior level already in 2010, but could not compete in the 2011 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships as she did not have South Korean citizenship at that point. She was granted citizenship by the South Korean Ministry of Justice in December 2011 thanks to a revised nationality law that allowed dual citizenship for individuals of outstanding talent.[2] She was part of the Short Track Speed Skating team in the '3000m relay' that won a gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics.