After he secured an Olympic quota place for Australia in the 500m and 1500m distances, Korean born Andy (Hyun Woo) Jung qualified for his debut Olympic Games at PyeongChang 2018 with a clean sweep of the Olympic selection trials in December 2017.
The 20-year-old started speed skating with his family in Korea as a six-year old, but didn’t became serious about until he was living in Melbourne in 2012. The following year at the Australian Championships, Jung recorded two third places and a fourth to qualify for selection for the 2013 World Cup circuit.
The Victorian skater made his World Championships debut in Moscow 2015, placing 28th in the 500m. At his second World Championships in 2016, he lifted his 500m personal best performance to 21st, and again at the recent 2017 World Championships be placed 12th.
Jung donned the green and gold at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. He narrowly missed qualifying for the semi-finals in both the 500m and 1000m short track events, finishing third and fourth respectively in his heats. Overall, Jung placed 11th in the 1000m, 12th in the 500m and helped Australia to an impressive 7th place in the 5000m relay. Jung placed 12th in the 500m at the World Short Track Championships in Rotterdam, ending his 2017 season ranked 30th in the World.
Jung first took up the sport as a 15-year-old after trying numerous sports at school without one that he really enjoyed – until he discovered Short Track.