Hwang Dae-heon Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About 2018 Olympics Silver Medalist Skater

Hwang Dae-heon is a skater who recently participated at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Read about his net worth and other facts.

Who is Hwang Dae-heon?

Hwang Dae-heon is a South Korean athlete who competes in short track speed skating. He competed in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The athlete is a student and can speak Korean. He trains under coach Baek Kuk-Kun, Korea from 2015 and under coach Kim Sun-Tae who is a national level coach. Dae-heon injured his right knee after colliding with a teammate during the 5000 m relay at the 2017 World Cup event in Dordrecht, Netherlands. He took up the sport at age five in Anyang, Republic of Korea because Dae-heon thought the sport was interesting. He considers the Russian short track skater Victor An and Korean short track skater Noh Jin-Kyu as his heroes. His greatest influence is Russian short track skater Victor An, Korean short track skater Noh Jin-Kyu. He believes in the philosophy, “Do your best.” Dae-heon was named Rookie of the Year for the 2016/17 season by the Korea Skating Union [KSU]. Hwang Dae-heon’s performance at the World Junior Championship in Bulgaria had been quite disappointing. After that, he also competed at the Winter YOG Lillehammer 2016 where he won a silver medal in 3000 m relay. He then eased his way through the 1000 m final and ultimately found himself better than China’s Ma Wei and Hungary’s Liu Shaoang. He came at the top and demonstrated his talent in a superb race. He overtook Ma in the closing stages and claimed the YOG title. After having shown in the 1,000m, Hwang had managed to bury the demons of Sofia and established himself as one to watch on the short track speed skating circuit. Hwang Dae-heon also displayed a wonderful performance in the quarter-final repechage of the ISU World Cup event in Salt Lake City, USA, by setting a world record. He went on to win his first World Cup podium by placing second behind Korean team-mate Lim Kyoungwon – and then followed that up with silver medals in the 500m and 1,000m in Dresden, Germany, in 2017. He ended the 2016/17 season by claiming his first World Cup victory in the 1,000m in Minsk, and finishing fourth in the overall standings. He won a silver medal at the 500 m relay at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Net worth of the skater

The net worth of the skater is currently unavailable.

Hwang Dae-heon might be accessing Instagram via a private name. One can find a few photos of the athletes on Instagram posted by his fans. There are a few photos of the champion on his Facebook profile.