Noh Jin-kyu, South Korean short track speed skate, Died at 23


Noh Jin-Kyu was born on July 20, 1992, and died on April 3, 2016.

He was a South Korean short track speed skater.

At his very first season at senior level at only the age of 18, Noh became the 2011 Overall World Champion.

Noh Jin-kyu was the World Record holder for 1500m and 3000m.

He was the winner of the 2010 Junior World Championships, and due to the format of the South Korean National Team selection rules, he was able to win a spot on the team with his speediness on the ice for the 2010-2011 season despite his inexperience compared to veterans of the sport.

Critics questioned his placement on the team, but, he surprised them by performing well at the 2011 Asian Winter Games, but struggled against experienced skaters at international events during the 2010–11 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, where technical aspects such as positioning skills are considered essential.

Noh Jin-kyu passed away at 23 yrs old after a battle with cancer.