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KIM Jiyeon

sabre
Rank5
Pts141.00
Age31
HandL

Personal Information

Family Husband Lee Dong-Jin

Occupation Athlete

Languages Korean

Higher education Health Studies, Sport Studies - Wonkwang University : Iksan, KOR

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup14510
Chicago (USA), 2013-05-03Antalya (TURKEY), 2012-03-09Bologne (ITALY), 2012-05-04
Foshan (CHINA), 2016-05-13Antalya (TURKEY), 2013-03-15
Orléans (FRANCE), 2016-11-18Sint-Niklaas (BELGIUM), 2016-02-19
New York (USA), 2017-01-27Athènes (GREECE), 2017-02-17
Athènes (GREECE), 2019-03-08
World Championship--11
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2013-08-06
Zone Championships4-37
Shanghai (CHINA), 2013-06-04Singapore (SINGAPORE), 2015-06-25
Suwon City (KOREA), 2014-07-02Wuxi (CHINA), 2016-04-13
Hong Kong (HONG KONG), 2017-06-15Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-13
Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018-06-17
Grand Prix-279
Orléans (FRANCE), 2014-01-31Moscow (RUSSIA), 2011-03-26
Seoul (KOREA), 2019-04-26Orléans (FRANCE), 2012-02-10
Tianjin (CHINA), 2012-05-19
Tianjin (CHINA), 2013-05-25
Beijing (CHINA), 2014-05-24
Cancun (MEXICO), 2016-12-16
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2018-05-12
Olympic Games1--1
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2012-08-01

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing when she was a middle school student in Busan, Republic of Korea.

Why this sport? Her physical education teacher in middle school encouraged her to try fencing.

Club / Team Iksan City Hall: Korea

Name of coach Lee Su-Geun [club], KOR; Han Joo-Yeol [national], KOR

Handedness Left

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in the individual sabre at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (blog.naver.com, 04 Oct 2015)

Injuries She sustained injuries to her pelvis in 2015. She was troubled by the injury again during her semifinal bout at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (news.joins.com, 19 Apr 2018; gnnews.co.kr, 14 Jan 2016)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't give up. Knock on the right doors. You can always get to where you want to be." (inews24.com, 31 Oct 2014)

Awards and honours She carried the Olympic torch during the relay ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (imnews.imbc.com, 20 Dec 2017)

In 2016 she was given an Excellence Award by the Korean Fencing Federation. (sports.khan.co.kr, 20 Dec 2016)

She received the Best Athletic Award at the 2013 Jeonbuk Athletic Awards Ceremony in the Republic of Korea. (news-y.co.kr, 23 Dec 2013)

In 2012 she was given the Yungok Women's Sports Award. (naver.com, 10 Dec 2012)

She was named the 2011 Fencer of the Year by the Korean Fencing Federation. (sjbnews.com, 14 Feb 2012)

Milestones She became the first female fencer representing the Republic of Korea to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games when she claimed victory in individual sabre at the 2012 Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jun 2018; news1.kr, 16 May 2013)

Famous relatives Her husband Lee Dong-Jin has worked as an actor in the Republic of Korea. (Lee Dong-Jin Instagram profile, 29 May 2019; huffingtonpost.kr, 22 Sep 2017)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (kbs.co.kr, 14 Oct 2018)

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