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Lee Gang-Seok

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Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
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(s) Republic of Korea


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).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Republic of Korea    
  1,000 metres, Men Olympic 22
2010 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Olympic 4 Representing Republic of Korea    
2014 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Olympic 22 Representing Republic of Korea    

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