Lee Kang-seok at the 2006 World Cup
28 February 1985 |
Uijeongbu, South Korea
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)|
|Achievements and titles|
|World finals||2006 (500 m)
2009 (100 m)
Lee Kang-seok (Korean: 이강석, Hanja: 李康奭, born 28 February 1985) is a South Korean speed skater. He is the 2007 and 2009 World Champion for 500 m. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the 500 m. He is the second South Korean person to win a medal in an event outside of short track speedskating, and he has become a representative to show that South Korea is expanding towards cultivating their athletes to excel in sports other than short track speed skating.
On 5 March 2006, Lee won his first World Cup title, winning the 2005–06 World Cup on the 500 m. A year later, Lee won gold at the World Single Distance Championships in the Utah Olympic Oval, setting a world record time of 34.25 seconds in the second race. The record has been broken since then by Jeremy Wotherspoon on 9 November 2007, with a time of 34.03 seconds. At the 2009 Winter Universiade in Harbin, China, Lee won the 500 m, beating Yu Fengtong with times of 35.00 and 34.82.
|500 m||34.25||9 March 2007||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
- Lee Kang-seok at SpeedSkatingStats.com
- Photos of Lee Kang-seok
- "Lee Kang-seok". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- Lee Kang-seok on Cyworld (in Korean)
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