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Bae Gi-Tae

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBae•Gi-Tae
Used nameBae•Gi-Tae
Name orderOriental
Original name배•기태
Other namesBae Ki-Tae
Born3 May 1965 in Daegu (KOR)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
NOC Republic of Korea

Biography

Bae Gi-Tae was the first Korean speed-skater to win a senior international championship when he became World Sprint Champion at Tromsø in 1990, after the favorites failed one-by-one. He started his career as an allrounder, however, albeit with little success. When he later converted to sprint, he still participated in the world championships allround, and won the 500 m three times (1987-88 and 1990). Bae also won three gold medals at the Asian Winter Games, winning the 1,000 m in both 1986 and 1990, and the 1,500 m in 1990.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.89 (1988); 1000 – 1:14.07 (1988); 1500 – 1:55.54 (1987); 5000 – 7:17.80 (1986); 10000 – 15:29.31 (1984).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Bae Gi-Tae
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 32
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 39
1988 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) KOR Bae Gi-Tae
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) =9

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