Yoon-Man KIM

Republic of Korea KOR

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Albertville 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1973
Olympic Results

Biography

Yoon-Man KIM

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).

Olympic Results

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Nagano 1998

#7
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#20
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#14
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#18
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#10
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
S
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating