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Lee Gang-Seok

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLee•Gang-Seok
Used nameLee•Gang-Seok
Name orderOriental
Original name이•강석
Other namesLee Kang-Seok
Born28 February 1985 in Uijeongbu (KOR)
Measurements176 cm / 77 kg
NOC Republic of Korea

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Lee Gang-Seok
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 22
2010 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Lee Gang-Seok
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
2014 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Lee Gang-Seok
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 22

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