Kim Yun-Mi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameKim•Yun-Mi
Used nameKim•Yun-Mi
Name orderOriental
Original name김•윤미
Other namesKim Yoon-Mi
Born1 December 1980 in Seoul (KOR)
Measurements160 cm / 48 kg
AffiliationsJungsin Girls High School (KOR)
NOC Republic of Korea

Biography

At the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, Kim Yun-Mi skated into the Olympic record books. At only 13-years-old, she became the youngest Olympic champion at the Winter Games. Kim went on to retain her title in 1998, when she also competed individually (but without medalling). The 1995 Junior World Champion, Kim was a member of three victorious Korean teams at the World Team Championships (1995-97), earning a silver in 1994 and 1998. Individually, she placed third overall in 1995 in Gjøvik, while winning three distance medals (and four more in the relay). Kim’s final performance before retirement came at the 1999 Asian Winter Games, when she won two golds in front of a home crowd at Gangwon. She attempted a comeback for the Salt Lake City Olympics, but failed due to injury.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Kim Yun-Mi
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold
1998 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Kim Yun-Mi
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 6
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold

Special Notes