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Yeongnam KIM
Sport Diving
NOC Republic of Korea   
GenderMen
Born29 Jan 1996 in Seoul, KOR
Height1.65 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Physical Education - Sahmyook University: Seoul, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in the fifth grade of primary school.
Why this sport?
He was initially involved in taekwondo, but his primary school teacher suggested he try diving.
Club / Team
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province: Korea
Name of coach
Hong Myung-Ho [national], KOR
International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Korea
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Korean diver Woo Ha-Ram, and his grandfather who died in a car accident. (munhwa.com, 29 Aug 2018)
Injuries
He was troubled by an injury to his left triceps [upper arm] at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (nocutnews.co.kr, 16 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Where there is a will, there is a way." (Instagram profile, 06 May 2021)
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)
Milestones
He and Woo Ha-Ram became the first divers representing the Republic of Korea to compete in synchronised 10m platform at the Olympic Games. They finished seventh at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jan 2022; yna.co.kr, 26 Jul 2021)
Famous relatives
His younger brothers Kim Yeong-Taek and Kim Yeong-Ho have both competed in diving. Yeong-Taek was part of the Korean team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, while Yeong-Ho won bronze in the 3m springboard at the 2021 World Junior Championships in Kyiv, Ukraine. (osen.mt.co.kr, 05 Dec 2021; donga.com, 17 Aug 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 08 Jun 2021; kyeongin.com, 27 Oct 2020; ch1.tbroad.com, 30 Sep 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
28 2021 Tokyo, JPN 3m Springboard 286.80
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 396.12
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1m Springboard 349.10
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro  
10 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 372.33 
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 388.70
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 361.10
12 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 347.10
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 396.90
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 391.17
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 389.05
20 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 416.85 
22 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 317.20 
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 421.80
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 368.88
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard 373.20
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 297.15
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1m Springboard 276.95
10 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 377.34
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 386.22
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 399.80
5 2019 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 353.85
1 2019 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 366.75
4 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 441.50
1 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 10m Platform Synchro 432.60
1 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 427.65
2 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 10m Platform Synchro 295.80
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 3m Springboard 474.70
7 2017 Singapore, SGP 10m Platform 347.25
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 10m Platform Synchro 381.27
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 3m Springboard Synchro 438.18
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 10m Platform Synchro 290.10
3 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 365.31
3 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 378.42
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2002 Busan, KOR 100m Butterfly 57.38
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Jakarta, INA 1m Springboard 352.45
4 2018 Jakarta, INA 10m Platform 461.75
8 2018 Jakarta, INA 3m Springboard 406.20
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 3m Springboard Synchro 412.74
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 10m Platform Synchro 406.05
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 10m Platform 453.15
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 3m Springboard 439.60
7 2014 Incheon, KOR 1m Springboard 319.35
2 2014 Incheon, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 403.50
3 2014 Incheon, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 399.09
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 362.91
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 393.63
4 2018 Fuji, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 380.37
5 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 404.04
6 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 407.10
7 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 396.42
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 416.40