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Lee Gang-Seok

Full name: Lee Gang-Seok
Original name: 이 강석
Other name(s): Lee Kang-Seok
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: February 28, 1985 in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Primarily a 500 m specialist, Lee Gang-Seok had his breakthrough season in 2005/2006. After taking his first World Cup race in December 2005, he would go on to win the season's World Cup. Lee also grabbed a bronze medal in the Olympic 500 m, the first Korean speed skating medal since 1992. The following year, he celebrated more successes, becoming World Champion in his favorite distance as well as winning it at the Asian Games. In addition, he lowered the 500 m World Record to 34.25. After winning the 2008 100 m World Cup and winning a second 500 m world title in 2009, Lee Gang-Seok is one of the contenders for the Olympic 500 m title in Vancouver.

Personal Bests: 500 – 34.20 (2007); 1000 – 1:08.15 (2007); 1500 – 1:53.93 (2004); 5000 – 7:28.09 (2001).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Men's 500 metres South Korea KOR 3 Bronze
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres South Korea KOR 22
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 500 metres South Korea KOR 4
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating Men's 500 metres South Korea KOR 22

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 3 70.43
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating South Korea Race 1 3 35.34 9.65
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating South Korea Race 2 2 35.09 9.63
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 4 70.041
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating South Korea Race 1 4 35.053 9.54
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating South Korea Race 2 3 34.988 9.53
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 22 70.87
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating South Korea Race 1 26 35.45 9.60
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating South Korea Race 2 21 35.421 9.70

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 22 1:10.52 16.39 42.33