Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Sochi 2014
Games Results Sport Event
Sochi 2014
#21 Speed Skating 500 metres
Vancouver 2010
Games Results Sport Event
Vancouver 2010
#4 Speed Skating 500 metres
Turin 2006
Games Results Sport Event
Turin 2006
#3
Speed Skating 500 metres
#22 Speed Skating 1,000 metres

Kang Seok LEE

Republic of Korea
Speed skating
Height
176 cm / 5'9''
Weight
77 kg / 169 pounds
Birth date
28 Feb 1985 Uijeongbu, Korea
Gender
Male

Number of medals

1 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Kang Seok LEE biography

Primarily a 500 m specialist, Lee Gang-Seok had his breakthrough season in 2005/2006. After taking his first World Cup race in December 2005, he would go on to win the season's World Cup. Lee also grabbed a bronze medal in the Olympic 500 m, the first Korean speed skating medal since 1992. The following year, he celebrated more successes, becoming World Champion in his favorite distance as well as winning it at the Asian Games. In addition, he lowered the 500 m World Record to 34.25. After winning the 2008 100 m World Cup and winning a second 500 m world title in 2009, Lee Gang-Seok is one of the contenders for the Olympic 500 m title in Vancouver.

Personal Bests: 500 – 34.20 (2007); 1000 – 1:08.15 (2007); 1500 – 1:53.93 (2004); 5000 – 7:28.09 (2001).

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