Mo Tae Beom (1989)

Mo Tae Beom (1989)

Other Name: 모태범 牟太釩 Mo Tae Bum

Age: 35

Birthday: February, 15, 1989

Nationality: Seoul, South Korea

Height: 177 CM

Mo Tae Bum is a South Korean speed skater. He is the 2010 Olympic Champion and the 2012 and 2013 World Champion in 500 m. He started speedskating while in the third grade. Prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Mo won two distances at the 2006 World Junior Speed Skating Championships. He has competed on the national level since 2004 and has competed internationally since 2005. He won two Junior World Championships in 2006, but did not win any other events until 2009. In 2009 he won gold in the 1000 m and 1500 m events at the Winter Universiade. The international community gave him little attention before the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, but he became the first Korean to win a gold medal in a long track speed skating event as well as earning the silver medal in the 1000 m race.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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