Olympic athlete LIM Hyojun’s net worth includes a gold medal and an Olympic record to show from his recent events at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
LIM Hyojun’s Net Worth Includes South Korea’s First Gold Medal of the 2018 Olympic Games
LIM Hyojun was born on May 29, 1996, in Daegu, South Korea. When he is not racing, he is studying Physical Education at Korea National Sport University in Seoul. The 21-year-old short track speed skating gold medalist and Men’s 1500 m Olympic record holder took home South Korea’s first gold medal of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and his first Olympic medal. Hyojun’s 1500 m record-setting run was completed in 2 minutes 10.485 seconds, which he won by 7 tenths of a second to 1000 m World record holder Sjinkie Knegt. Hyojun’s podium moment was controversial, as a photo shows Knegt making an obscene gesture with his middle finger towards Hyojun, something which the Dutch skater is known for doing when he loses races. LIM Hyojun can be found on Instagram, as shown in the above photo, @lim_hyojun. He does not seem to have a twitter account. LIM Hyojun’s financial net worth is currently unknown.
The Olympic Athlete Has Come Back From Multiple Injuries
The path to success and Olympic gold did not come easily for the 21-year-old Hyojun. In middle school, Lim Hyojun suffered from a fractured right shinbone and was out of the sport for 18 months. In high school, Hyojun experienced multiple injuries during events, including torn ligaments and a fractured bone in his right ankle. In another event, Hyojun suffered from an injured waist and fractured wrist. During his 2017/2018 World Cup season, the Olympic athlete suffered from a back injury which caused him to miss the World Cup events in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, and Shanghai.
2018: Hyojun’s First Olympic Games
The short track speed skating phenom’s first appearance as an Olympic athlete was the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, in his home country of South Korea. Hyojun has been competing since he was in primary school and trains for four hours each day in his sport of speed skating. Growing up, Hyojun began competing as a swimmer as requested by his parents, but due to an eardrum injury, he was forced to stop competing. He began skating with his primary school team because there was an ice rink close to his home. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck for the Men’s 1000 m. He has also won in the Men’s 1000 m and Men’s 1500 m at the 2017/2018 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup’s Budapest leg, which is how he earned a spot on the Olympic team. The 21-year-old Hyojun is prominent on Instagram, with over 296k followers, though he is not active on Twitter.