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GU Bongil

sabre
Rank9
Pts129.000
Age31
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Seoul, KOR

Occupation Athlete

Languages Korean

Higher education Physical Education - Dong-Eui University: Busan, KOR

License number 27041989002

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup74516
Padoue (ITALY), 2011-02-18Madrid (SPAIN), 2010-05-22New York (USA), 2011-06-24
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2011-03-18Padoue (ITALY), 2014-02-14Padoue (ITALY), 2012-02-17
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2014-11-21Györ (HUNGARY), 2016-12-02Moscow (RUSSIA), 2013-03-22
Varsovie (POLAND), 2015-02-20Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG), 2020-03-06Athènes (GREECE), 2013-04-26
Madrid (SPAIN), 2015-05-01Varsovie (POLAND), 2017-02-24
Varsovie (POLAND), 2016-02-19
Varsovie (POLAND), 2018-02-23
World Championship-213
Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-15Catania (ITALY), 2011-10-09
Leipzig (GERMANY), 2017-07-19
Zone Championships62-8
Séoul (KOREA), 2010-07-08Séoul (KOREA), 2011-07-08
Wakayama (JAPAN), 2012-04-22Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25
Shanghai (CHINA), 2013-06-04
Suwon City (KOREA), 2014-07-02
Hong Kong (HONG KONG, CHINA), 2017-06-17
Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018-06-19
Grand Prix-448
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2010-02-05Budapest (HUNGARY), 2011-03-05
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2010-03-21Varsovie (POLAND), 2013-05-18
Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2012-02-04Cancun (MEXICO), 2017-12-15
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2017-06-02Moscow (RUSSIA), 2018-05-11

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 2002 in Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Why this sport? He was encouraged to take up the sport by a fencing coach at his middle school. He was included in the school's sabre team because it was short of members.

Club / Team Korea Sports Promotion Foundation: Seoul, KOR

Name of coach Kim Du-Hong [club, national], KOR; Cho Jong-Hyung [national] KOR

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2009

Competing for Korea

General Interest

Hobbies Playing video games. (Instagram profile, 30 May 2019; isplus.live.joins.com, 25 Apr 2019)

Awards and honours In 2019 he was presented with the Cheongryong Medal, the highest Order of Sport Merit in the Republic of Korea. (sports.chosun.com, 15 Oct 2019)

He was flag bearer for the Republic of Korea at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news.joins.com, 20 Jul 2016)

In 2013 he was given the Excellent Group Award at the Coca-Cola Sports Awards in the Republic of Korea. (tvreport.com, 31 Jan 2013)

Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (hankookilbo.com, 03 Jan 2020)

Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2014 he began studying at Kookmin University Graduate School of Sports Industry in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (UniK Naver blog, 04 Dec 2018)

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