Chae Ji-hoon

by John Max 28 Feb,2021
Chae Ji-hoon
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Chae Ji-hoon
  • Birth Place Seoul, South Korea
  • Famous Name Chae Ji-hoon
  • Net Worth $0.5 million
  • Nationality South Korean
  • Ethnicity South Asian
  • Profession Former short track speed skater

Chae Ji-hoon is a former South Korean short-track speed skater. He won a gold medal in the 500 m at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. In the same event, he won a silver medal in 1000 and another silver medal at 5000 in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Chae Ji-hoon is a former South Korean short-track speed skater. He won a gold medal in the 500 m at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. In the same event, he won a silver medal in 1000 and another silver medal at 5000 in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Seoul, South Korea native, Chae Ji-hoon was born on 5th March 1974, under the star sign Pisces. He holds a South Korean nationality and is of South Asian ethnicity.

How Much is Chae Ji-hoon's Net Worth In 2021?

Chae Ji-hoons has earned a good deal of money through his short track speed skater career. He has won gold in Olympics. According to the source, China offers about $36,000 for a gold medal win, while the United States Olympic Committee rewards gold medalists with $25,000. 

After retirement, Chae remained involved in sports. A Ph.D. holder in sports psychology from Yonsei University, Seoul), Chae served as the coach of the United States national team (2006-2007). later, he became the technical committee for the short track of the International Skating Union (ISU) in 2006. 

As of 2021, Chae Ji-hoon's net worth is estimated at $0.5 million. Besides, there is no information available regarding his real estate properties or cars. 

Is Chae Ji-hoon Married?

It is still unknown if former short-track speed skater, Chae Ji-hoon is married, in a relationship, or single. There is less to no information about his love life in the media. Additionally, the South Korean is nowhere to found in the socials such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

Must say, Chae Ji-hoon has completely distanced himself from the limelight since his retirement. 

Short Track Speed Skater Career

Chae Ji-Hoon had his career’s biggest victories in two Norwegian towns within 15 km of each other. At the 1994 Winter Olympics, Chae won the Olympic gold in the 500 m. However, in the 1,000 m, he came in the third position, earning a silver medal position after Nicky Gooch was disqualified.

Chae Ji-Hoon of South Korea won gold in the men's 500 meters short track speed skating event during the Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway on 26th February 1994. SOURCE: Getty Images

In the 1995 World Championships, Chae won three of the four distances and easily claiming the overall title in the town of Gjovik. These weren’t the only world titles for him, earning distance wins in 1993, 1994, and 1996 as well. These years, he also reached the overall podium, coming second in 1994 and 1996.

By the 1988 Nagano Olympics, Chae only won a silver medal in 5000, marking the end of Chae’s career.

Stay Tuned With Playerswiki

More Biography