Feb 23 Factbox on South Korea's Lee Seung-hoon
who won the gold medal in the men's speedskating 10,000 metres
at the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Tuesday.
Place of birth: Seoul, Korea
Residence: Seoul, Korea
No previous Olympic results:
Gold, 2008 Short track World Championships, 5000m relay
Silver, 2005 Short track World Championships, 5000m relay
Bronze, 2005 Short track World Championships, 1500m
Third, 2007/08 Short track World Cup, 1500m
Lee grabbed Olympic gold in Vancouver after Dutchman Sven
Kramer was disqualifed for lane violation midway through the
race. Kramer, Olympic 2010 5000m gold medallist, crossed the
line with a comfortable winning time.
Lee started long track speedskating in 2009 having failed to
make the South Korean short track team.
The 21-year-old chose long distance events to suit his main
strength -- stamina.
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