Chun Lee-kyung

Chun Lee-kyung

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:06 Jan,1976
:43 years, 7 months
:Okcheon, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

About Chun Lee-kyung

Chun Lee-kyung South Korean short track speed skater. She is a four-time Olympic Champion and three-time Overall World Champion for 1995–1997. She was a dominant force in International Short Track Speed Skating during the mid-1990s.

Career Highlights:

  • Chun took part in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, at the age of 15, but failed to win much attention. In 1994, however, Chun won two gold medals at the Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games. She won the women's 1000 m final, defeating the reigning World Champion Nathalie Lambert and former World Champion Kim So-hee, and was part of the team that won the 3000 m relay in a world record time along with Kim.
  • Between 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics, Chun won the Overall World Championship three times in a row, in 1995, 1996 and 1997 (becoming the second person to have won three consecutive Overall World Championships). She also won the Overall World Cup title for 1997–1998 season.
  • In 1998, at the Nagano Winter Olympics, Chun successfully defended both of her Olympic titles, by defeating China's Yang Yang (A) and Yang Yang (S) in the 1000 m final after trailing for most of the race. She led the relay team to another Olympic victory with world record time, completing the first "double-double" in Olympic short track history. She became the first quadruple Olympic Champion in Short Track Speed Skating and the first one from Korea. Chun retired shortly after the 1998 Olympics.
  • In 2002, Chun was elected to the Athletes' Committee of the International Olympic Committee

Chun Lee-kyung Achievements

Gold Medal Records:

Olympic Games:

  • Short track speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics 1000 m
  • Short track speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics 3000 m relay
  • Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics1000 m
  • Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics 3000 m relay

World Championships:

  • 1995 World Championships1500 m
  • 1995 World Championships3000 m
  • 1995 World ChampionshipsOverall
  • 1996 World Championships1500 m
  • 1996 World ChampionshipsOverall
  • 1997 World Championships1500 m
  • 1997 World Championships3000 m
  • 1997 World ChampionshipsOverall
  • 1998 World Championships3000 m

World Team Championships:

  • 1992 World Team ChampionshipsTeam
  • 1995 World Team ChampionshipsTeam
  • 1996 World Team ChampionshipsTeam
  • 1997 World Team ChampionshipsTeam

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