JEON Hee Sook


Personal Information

Residence Seoul, KOR

Occupation Athlete, Coach

Languages Korean

License number 16061984007


World Cup1359
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2010-03-13Shanghai (CHINA), 2009-05-04Shanghai (CHINA), 2006-03-04
Gdansk (POLAND), 2015-01-16Leipzig (GERMANY), 2007-02-24
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2018-04-27Budapest (HUNGARY), 2011-03-25
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2014-03-14
Shanghai (CHINA), 2014-05-02
World Championship-1-1
Antalya (TURKEY), 2009-10-01
Zone Championships3317
Shanghai (CHINA), 2013-06-04Séoul (KOREA), 2010-07-08Hong Kong (HONG KONG, CHINA), 2017-06-16
Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25Suwon City (KOREA), 2014-07-02
Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-15Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018-06-18
Grand Prix-134
Séoul (KOREA), 2007-05-04Séoul (KOREA), 2013-04-27
La Havane (CUBA), 2015-03-13
Anaheim, California (USA), 2019-03-16

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 1997 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Why this sport? She competed in athletics at national competitions while she was in primary school. She was encouraged to begin fencing by Korean coach Choi Myung-Jin after starting middle school.

Club / Team Seoul Metropolitan Government: Korea

Name of coach Cho Jong-Hyung [club, national], KOR; Lee Jung-Woon [national], KOR

Handedness Left

General Interest

Hobbies Spending time with her dogs. (Instagram profile, 09 May 2019; ktv.go.kr, 23 Jan 2019)

Most influential person in career Her mother, and coach Cho Jong-Hyung. (hankookilbo.com, 28 Nov 2019; ktv.go.kr, 23 Jan 2019)

Hero / Idol Korean fencer Kim Young-Ho. (hankookilbo.com, 28 Nov 2019)

Injuries In September 2019 she injured her ankle during a national team training session held at the Marine Corps Training Camp in the Republic of Korea. (news.sbs.co.kr, 18 Sep 2019)

She injured the little finger on her right hand during the final of the team foil competition at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (chosun.com, 24 Sep 2014)

She injured her neck in a car accident in May 2014. She was in hospital for two weeks. (zum.com, 17 Oct 2014)

She injured her ankle during training ahead of the 2013 World Cup event in Seoul, Republic of Korea. She was still able to compete and went on to place third at the tournament. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jul 2015; sportschosun.com, 28 Apr 2013)

She required surgery on a herniated disc in her back in December 2012. (sportschosun.com, 28 Apr 2013)

She underwent foot surgery in 2002. (sbs.co.kr, 21 May 2012)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Be earnest." (ktv.go.kr, 23 Jan 2019)

Awards and honours In 2018 she was presented with the Best Female Fencer Award by the Korean Fencing Federation. (jndn.com, 20 Dec 2018)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (hankookilbo.com, 28 Nov 2019)

Other information COACHING
She has coached junior fencers for the Seoul Metropolitan Government club in the Republic of Korea. (ktv.go.kr, 23 Jan 2019)

She has served as a member of the Fencing Confederation of Asia [FCA] Athletes' Commission. (straitstimes.com, 21 Jun 2017)


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