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Kim Yun-Man

Full name: Kim Yun-Man
Original name: 김 윤만
Other name(s): Kim Yoon-Man
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: February 25, 1973 in [unknown], Gyeongsangbuk, South Korea
Affiliations: Kyungki-Do
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Before the 1992 Olympics, Kim Yun-Man's only remarkable feat had been winning the 500 m at the World Junior Championships. At the Albertville Games, he formed part of a surprise podium on the 1000 m, becoming the first South Korean ever to win a speed skating medal at the Olympics. Kim was able to retain his position among the best sprinters of the world, culminating in the 1994/1995 season. After winning his first World Cup races, he took the 1995 World Sprint Championships by winning three of the four distances. After this success, Kim struggled with motivational problems, and was never again a contender for an international title, although he did win two Asian distance titles in 1998 and a fourth World Cup race in 1996. Kim retired after the Nagano Games.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.05 (1998); 1000 – 1:12.50 (1998); 1500 – 1:54.94 (1994); 5000 – 7:55.43 (1990); 10000 – 17:21.24 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 18 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 500 metres South Korea KOR 10
1992 Winter 18 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres South Korea KOR 2 Silver
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 500 metres South Korea KOR 14
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres South Korea KOR 18
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 500 metres South Korea KOR 7
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres South Korea KOR 20

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1992 Winter 18 Albertville Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 10 37.60 9.92
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 14 37.10 9.89
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 7 72.36
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating South Korea Race 1 8 36.13 9.84
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating South Korea Race 2 9 36.23 9.85

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1992 Winter 18 Albertville Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 2 1:14.86 17.03 44.80
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 18 1:14.97 16.94 44.53
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 20 1:12.50 16.58 43.30
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