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Su-Ji KIM
Sport Diving
NOC Korea   
GenderWomen
Born16 Feb 1998 in Ulsan, KOR
Height1.52 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Sports Science - University of Ulsan: Korea
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport by her teacher at primary school. The teacher thought that she would like diving because she was always hanging from the horizontal bar and climbing trees during break time at school.
Club / Team
Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall: Korea
Name of coach
Han Ryang-Kyung [club], KOR; Kwon Kyung-Min [national], KOR
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Cup
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 1m springboard at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 30 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Korean figure skater Kim Yuna. (news1.kr, 29 Oct 2014)
Injuries
She suffered a back injury in April 2018 and was unable to train for four months. The injury made her choose the 3m springboard over the 10m platform as her main event. (seoul.co.kr, 01 Sep 2018; Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 30 Sep 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She takes her soft toy pig 'Dwaesuni' to every competition with her, a ritual she has had since she was a primary school student. "She helps me to feel relieved." (Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 30 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
She received an Excellence Award at the 2019 Women Sports Awards in Republic of Korea. (mk.co.kr, 26 Dec 2019)

She was given an Excellence Award by the Korea Swimming Federation in 2014. (hg-times.com, 10 Feb 2015)
Milestones
She became the first diver from the Republic of Korea to win a medal at the world championships when she claimed the bronze medal in the 1m springboard at the 2019 edition in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (news.chosun.com, 13 Jul 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 13 Feb 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 30 Sep 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
26 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 215.75 
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1m Springboard 257.20
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 256.95
15 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 249.90 
12 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 258.75
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 242.10
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 261.42
24 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 295.00 
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 258.50
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 238.60
13 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 252.66 
12 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 271.11
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 229.74
11 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 259.80
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 235.20
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard 223.20
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2019 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 234.20
5 2019 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 242.94
4 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 298.25
3 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 10m Platform 293.10
3 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 268.02
2 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 266.34
3 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 10m Platform Synchro 275.10
3 2017 Singapore, SGP 3m Springboard 322.35
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 3m Springboard Synchro 287.52
3 2017 Singapore, SGP 3m Springboard Synchro 272.22
2 2017 Singapore, SGP 10m Platform Synchro 298.71
35 2014   3m Springboard  
8 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 252.80
4 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 270.09
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Jakarta, INA 1m Springboard 265.35
8 2018 Jakarta, INA 3m Springboard 273.20
4 2018 Jakarta, INA 3m Springboard Synchro 268.74
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 1m Springboard 262.70
6 2014 Incheon, KOR 3m Springboard 272.10
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 267.63
5 2014 Incheon, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 275.52