Lily Lyoonjung Lee

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Lily Lyoonjung Lee
Personal information
Alternative namesLily Lee
Country representedSouth Korea
Born (1969-09-26) September 26, 1969 (age 49)
Seoul, South Korea
Home townAlexandria, Virginia
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former coachKathy Casey
Lily Lyoonjung Lee
Revised RomanizationYi Yunjeong
McCune–ReischauerYi Yunjǒng

Lily Lyoonjung Lee (born September 26, 1969) is a Korean-American former competitive figure skater. She represented South Korea at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lily Lee moved to the United States as a child and was raised in Alexandria, Virginia.[1] She holds dual citizenship.


Lee was coached by Kathy Casey in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the 1980s, she competed on the national level in the United States, winning the 1987 Eastern Sectionals and qualifying several times for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Toward the end of the 1980s, Lee began appearing internationally for South Korea while still living and training in the United States. She won the bronze medal at the 1989 Golden Spin of Zagreb[2] and competed at six World Championships, achieving her best result, 17th, in 1990. She was selected to represent South Korea at the 1994 Winter Olympics and finished 21st.[3] She received special media attention for being in the same practice group as Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.[4][5][6][7]


Event 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94
Winter Olympics 21st
World Champ. 22nd 17th 20th 18th 27th 31st
NHK Trophy 14th 15th
Golden Spin 3rd
Piruetten 3rd
South Korean


  1. ^ Brennan, Christine (February 18, 1994). "Harding, Kerrigan Practice Together Under Scrutiny". Washington Post.
  2. ^ "Skate Canada Results Book" (PDF). Skate Canada (governing body). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-08.
  3. ^ "Lee Lyoon-jung". Sports-reference.
  4. ^ Brennan, Christine (February 17, 1994). "Picture This: Kerrigan, Harding Meet by Accident". Washington Post.
  5. ^ Longman, Jere (February 18, 1994). "WINTER OLYMPICS; For Practice, a Two-Ring Circus in One Rink". New York Times.
  6. ^ "S. Korea's Lee Caught in Spotlight; Virginia Native, in Kerrigan-Harding Group, Battles Unwanted Attention". Washington Post. February 19, 1994.
  7. ^ "Another victim: of circumstance". Boston Globe. February 18, 1994.