Kim So-Hui

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameKim•So-Hui
Used nameKim•So-Hui
Name orderOriental
Original name김•소희
Other namesKim So-Hee
Born16 September 1976 in Daegu (KOR)
Measurements165 cm / 54 kg
NOC Republic of Korea

Biography

Kim So-Hui was the 1992 all-round world champion, claiming that title with wins in the 1,500 and 3,000 m. Two years later, Kim placed second overall behind Canada’s Nathalie Lambert, while again winning the 1,500 m. She added several more distance medals, including several relay silvers and bronzes to her World Championship collection through 1995. In Olympic competition, Kim was eliminated in the quarter-final stage in her only individual event at the 1992 Olympics (Korea had failed to qualify for the relay), but in 1994 she finished third in the 1,000 m and earned a gold with the Korean relay squad. From 2003-2004, Kim briefly coached the China short track team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Kim So-Hui
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 9
1994 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Kim So-Hui
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 5
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold

Special Notes