Sang-Hwa Lee: South Korean Speed Skater Wins Olympic Gold Medal (Photos, Video).

February 16, 2010

Meet Sang-Hwa Lee she is the South Korean Speed Skater, who just won a gold medal. Keep reading to know the rest of this news, her biography, plus check out some Sang-Hwa Lee photos and video below.

Sang Hwa Lee

This amazing athlete not just won a gold medal in the women’s 500 meters, but also set a new world record from the one set by Jenny Wolf.

"All my friends won medals, so I had a little bit of pressure, I was a little bit worried, I practiced for the big games, It worked out well." said Lee

Sang-Hwa Lee was born on February 25, 1989 in South Korea, She started competing in 1994 at age 14 as a long track speed skater whose specialty is the sprint distance. She went to the 2004 World Junior Championships where she finished 16th. The next season she participated at the World Cup Races (Calgary, Harbin and Nagano). Lee won the bronze at the 2005 World Junior Championships in Finland. At the 2006 Winter Games in Torino she finish fifth and 12th at the Worlds Sprint Championships. At the 2007 Asian Winter Games she won the gold in the women’s 100m and silver in 500m. In the 2009 Winter Universiade (Event organized by University athletes) she won the Gold in the 500m and in the 100m she got the silver. But her goal was to win an Olympic Medal next year.

Sang Hwa joined the Korean Olympic Team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and on February 16, she won the gold in the 500m.

Things to know about Sang-Hwa Lee.

  • At the 2004 World Junior Championships she was the youngest skater.
  • She went to Korea National Sports University, in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Besides skating, Lee loves to play computer games and listen to music.

This young South Korean Speed Skater is for sure on her way to win more medals! You better keep an eye on her, but for the moment take a look at Sang-Hwa Lee photos and her video below.

Sang Hwa Lee photo2010 Winter Olympics Photo 1 2

Sang-Hwa Lee Video

Photos: McSmit,

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