First Korean Athlete to Compete in the Olympic Games 6 Times!

D-Bo , Dec. 12, 2013, 1:29 p.m.


Korean speed skater Lee Kyou-hyuk will become the first Korean athlete to have competed at the Olympics 6 times this 2014. The main obstacle he needs to avoid is staying injury-free.  Lee will be participating in the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia this coming February. Lee has qualified for both the men’s 500 meter race, as well as the 1000 meter race.

Since joining the national team back in 1993, Lee has become a 4-time World Spring Speed Skating Champion. Claiming the title of World Champion at the 500 meter race in 2011, Lee has also won the 2007, 2008, and 2010 races, and even finished as the runner-up in 2012 event.

In addition to all those events, Lee also completed 1st in the ISU World Cup series, a total of 14 times! With all of his earnings, one main event he has not been able to gain victory in are the Olympic Games.  Since 1994, Lee has yet to receive a medal all the way to the 2010 games. Lee’s hope is that this 2014, he will be able to end that streak, and bring home an Olympic Medal.

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