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HEO Jun

foil
Rank28
Pts67.00
Age31
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Seoul, KOR

Occupation Athlete

Languages Korean

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
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 Kim Jae-Kyung [club], KOR; Kim Byung-Soo [national], KOR

Handedness Right

General Interest

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

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team foil at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (Videomug YouTube channel, 25 Aug 2018)

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 In 2018 he was given an Excellence Award by the Korean Fencing Federation. (/news.sbs.co.kr, 19 Dec 2018)

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

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