Won Hye-Gyeong

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 3
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameWon•Hye-Gyeong
Used nameWon•Hye-Gyeong
Name orderOriental
Original name원•혜경
Other namesWon Hye-Kyung
Born14 October 1979 in Seoul (KOR)
AffiliationsBaeHwa Girls High School (KOR)
NOC Republic of Korea

Biography

A talented junior skater (Junior World Champion in 1997), Won Hye-Gyeong joined the very junior team of South Korea at the 1994 Olympics. Apart from capturing a gold medal in the relay, she performed admirably individually, falling just short of a medal in the 500 m. The South Koreans, and Won, defended their relay title successfully in 1998, when Won also managed to win an individual bronze in the 1,000 m. Won claimed four World Championships as well, winning three consecutive team titles (1995-97) and the 3,000 m at the 1996 Worlds in The Hague. She placed second in the overall standings that year, while placing third in 1997. Additionally, she won 10 more medals in World Championship distances.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Won Hye-Gyeong
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 9
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold
1998 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Won Hye-Gyeong
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold

Special Notes