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Young-Nam
Kim
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea, KOR
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
29 January 1996
Height
165 cm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at about age 11.
Why this sport?
His primary school teacher suggested he try the sport.
Club / Team
Korea Sports Promotion Foundation : Korea
Name of coach
Park Yu-Hyun [club], KOR; Kwon Kyung-Min [national], KOR

International Debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Korea

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 1m springboard at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 22 Oct 2017)
Most influential person in career
Korean diver Woo Ha-Ram. (munhwa.com, 29 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No hurry, no pause." (Facebook profile, 05 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the Best Athlete Award in diving at the 25th National Sports Festival Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea. (kyeongin.com, 13 Nov 2013)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Kim Young-Taek competes in diving at national level. (kihoilbo.co.kr, 16 Oct 2018; kgnews.co.kr, 18 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships, and to win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 22 Oct 2017; sports.news.naver.com, 29 Jun 2018)