Seo Yi-ra Wiki: Skater, Net Worth, Bronze Medal & Facts To Know

Seo Yi-ra is a skater who recently participated at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Read more about the net worth and other facts about the skater that you might want to know.

Who is Seo Yi-ra?

Seo Yi-ra is a South Korean short track speed skater who was born in 1992. He recently competed in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. He had previously won a bronze medal at the 1500 speed skate event at 2017 Rotterdam World championships and an overall gold medal at the games as well. Seo Yi-ra skated past the first level to the semifinals in the 1500 speed skate event. He did not reach the finals. Yi-ra is nicknamed as Saida, Mirra and Seorijjang by his friends and family. He loves watching videos and listening to music. The athlete has studied Physical Education – Korea National Sport University, Seoul. He can speak Korean only. Yi-ra trained under coach Kim Sun-Tae on the national level. His ankle became infected after he fell at the 2016 National Selection Tournaments in the Republic of Korea. The injury meant he missed the first two World Cup events of the 2016/17 season. He also injured his ankle previously in 2010. Yi-ra started representing the National team in 2011 though he began skating in 2002 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He first tried skating as part of a class at primary school, and found the sport interesting. Yi-ra regards finishing first in the overall standings at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands as his most memorable achievement. The Russian short track skater Victor An, Korean short track skater Kwak Yoon-Gy is his hero. His greatest influence is Coach Lee Jun-Ho and he believes in the philosophy, “Never give up.” South Korea’s Seo Yi-ra won a bronze medal in men’s 1000 meter short track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Seo, the leading world overall champion in short track, finished with a bronze medal in the 1000m finals at the Gangeung Ice Arena, just behind Canadian Samuel Girard and US John-Henry Krueger. His teammate Lim Hyo-jun finished in fourth place after a collision with Seo and Shaolin Sandor Liu of Hungary, who was disqualified for an impeding penalty. “After I fell, I had nothing in my head. I just tried to do my best until the finish line. So I continued to race,” said Seo, who was disqualified in the men’s 1500m a week ago. “Nevertheless, I ran until the end.” But Seo, the second-oldest male skater on the team, was not disappointed with the third-place finish and his bronze medal as it is his first medal at his first Olympics. “I was satisfied that I showed good races in the quarters, semis and finals to South Korean people,” he said. “So I can smile now.”

Net worth of the skater

The net worth of the skater is currently unavailable.

Seo Yi-ra might be uploading his photos on his Instagram account with a private name because currently, his Instagram account is unknown. One can get access to his photos and videos via Youtube and Google.