Personal Information

Residence Seoul, KOR

Occupation Athlete

Languages Korean

World Cup-213
La Coruña (SPAIN), 2013-02-22Séoul (KOREA), 2012-05-18
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2015-11-06
World Championship--11
Wuxi (CHINA), 2018-07-21
Zone Championships21-3
Shanghai (CHINA), 2013-06-04Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018-06-17
Suwon City (KOREA), 2014-07-02

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in grade eight at middle school.

Why this sport? His mother suggested the sport to him.

Club / Team Gyeonggi Gwangju City Hall: Korea

Name of coach Yang Dal-Sik [national], KOR

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Male Hyun Hee-Nam [because the two fencers have similar styles]. (mydaily.co.kr, 23 Sep 2014)

Hero / Idol Japanese fencer Yuki Ota. (blog.naver.com, 22 Dec 2015)

Injuries He required surgery in January 2015 after damaging the cartilage in his left knee. (blog.naver.com, 22 Dec 2015; Facebook profile, 22 Jan 2015)

He damaged his hamstring two weeks before the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The injury affected him in the individual final at the event. (donga.com, 23 Sep 2014)

A wrist injury caused him to pull out of the team event at the 2013 Asian Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (chosun.com, 08 Jun 2013)

He experienced persistent pain in the heel of his right foot while he was a university student. (dt.co.kr, 23 Sep 2014)

Awards and honours He received the Best Athlete Award at the 2016 Gyeonggi Province Athletics Award in Republic of Korea. (.pedien.com, 21 Dec 2016)


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