Athlete Year of Birth: 1990
Athlete Place of Birth: Seoul
Athlete Weight: 59 kg
Athlete Height: 175 cm
Athlete Lives: Seoul Array
WTS Ranking: 108 149pts
ITU Points List:: 326 174.35pts
I began triathlon when I was eight years old at the suggestion of my personal coach. The people who have had the most influence on my sporting career are Mr. Kwak and Kyung Ho. My father, who owns a small business, was also an athlete in his youth.
In 2007 I participated in the ITU Junior Camp in Hungary, and was part of the 2009 ITU Scholarship program. My favorite ITU race is the World Championship, because all the best athletes compete, and I can see where I stand. My personal best swim time (1500m) is 17 minutes, bike (40km) 55 minutes, and run (10km) 31 minutes. During an average training week, I swim 12 hours, bike 300 km, and run between 70-80 km. My triathlon goal is to win an Olympic gold medal.
The biggest obstacle I have overcome is when I returned to triathlon after finishing a six-month career as a soccer player when I was twelve years old.
Athlete Language: Korean, English
Athlete Tri Entry Year: 1996
Athlete Education: student at Dong Seoul College
Athlete Proudest Moment: Asian Championships 2007, 2008, 2009
Athlete Coach: Jan Rehula