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Kim Yun-Mi

Full name: Kim Yun-Mi
Original name: 김 윤미
Other name(s): Kim Yoon-Mi
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: December 1, 1980 in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

At the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, Kim Yun-Mi skated into the Olympic record books. At only 13-years-old, she became the youngest Olympic champion at the Winter Games. Kim went on to retain her title in 1998, when she also competed individually (but without medalling). The 1995 Junior World Champion, Kim was a member of three victorious Korean teams at the World Team Championships (1995-97), earning a silver in 1994 and 1998. Individually, she placed third overall in 1995 in Gjøvik, while winning three distance medals (and four more in the relay). Kim's final performance before retirement came at the 1999 Asian Winter Games, when she won two golds in front of a home crowd at Gangwon. She attempted a comeback for the Salt Lake City Olympics, but failed due to injury.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 13 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Relay South Korea KOR 1 Gold
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Women's 500 metres South Korea KOR 10
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres South Korea KOR 6
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Relay South Korea KOR 1 Gold

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 10 7 47.337
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 47.337
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 Q 3 46.640
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Round One Heat Four 2 Q 3 48.184

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 6
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Round B Final 3 1:37.777
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QB 1:38.420 1
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 Q 1:32.097 3
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Round One Heat Four 1 Q 1:39.042 5

Women's 3,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1994 Winter 13 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Final Standings 1
1994 Winter 13 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Final Round A Final 1
1994 Winter 13 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Semi-Finals Heat One 2
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Final Standings 1
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Final Round A Final 1
1998 Winter 17 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Semi-Finals Heat Two 1