Kim Min Seok Wiki: Speed Skating, Net Worth, Bronze Medal And Facts You Need To Know

Kim Min Seok is a South Korean speed skater with a net worth including two Olympic medals, two Youth Olympic medals and three Asian Winter Games medals.

He Is At The Start Of His Career

Kim Min Seok was born on June 14, 1999 in South Korea. He was influenced by his parents and once his skating talents were recognized by a primary school coach, he began to pursue speed skating more seriously. He was 8-years-old at the time and living in Anyang, Republic of Korea. His ambition was to win an Olympic medal and growing up, his skating heroes were Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer and Korean speed skater Lee Seung-Hoo. This speed skater is currently not found on Instagram, though there are many Instagram posts and photos of him. The above photo shows Min Seok competing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Kim Min Seok’s financial net worth is currently unknown.

Kim Min Seok Has Multiple Olympic Medals


Kim Min Seok attended the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer in 2016, at the age of 17. He was the youngest national team member in 10 years to participate for the Republic of Korea. He won a gold medal in the 1500m and a gold medal in the Mass start event. He then competed in the Asian Winter Games before competing in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. It was there that he won the silver medal in the team pursuit and the bronze medal in the 1500m. He became the first Asian skater to medal in the 1500m, a record-holding since the inaugural Winter Games in 1924. It was also the 18-year-old’s first race of his Olympic career thus opening up a new opportunity for this long distance Korean speed-skating star. He completed the race in 1:44:93 and was only 0.07 seconds behind the silver medal winner, the Netherland’s Kjeld Nuis. The Netherland’s Patrick Roest won gold, 0.92 seconds ahead of Min Seok. In the team pursuit event, the Korean team missed the gold medal by 1.2 seconds, behind the gold medal-winning country Norway. The Korean team was made up of Lee Seung-hoon, Kim Min Seok and Chung Jae-won, while the Norwegian team included Havard Bokko, Simen Spieler Nilsen, and Sverre Lunde Pedersen.

The Skater Has a Net Worth Including Many Awards


Aside from his Winter Youth Olympic medals as well as his silver medal and bronze medal in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Min Seok has also won medals in the Asian Winter Games. In the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, the speed skater won a gold medal in the 1500m, a gold medal in the team pursuit and a bronze medal in the mass start. He has also been named Best Athlete at the 2017 National Winter Games in the Republic of Korea, as well as receiving the Best Performance Award at the 2013 Gyeonggi Province Sports Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea.