Personal Information

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages Korean

Higher education Sport and Recreation Studies - Dong-Eui University: Busan, KOR

World Cup--11
Orléans (FRANCE), 2015-10-30
Zone Championships2-13
Wakayama (JAPAN), 2012-04-22Wuxi (CHINA), 2016-04-13
Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-13

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing when she entered junior high school in Busan, Republic of Korea.

Why this sport? She competed in taekwondo when she was a primary school student. She wanted to take up fencing at junior high school, but there was only a male fencing team. She and her father then persuaded the school's headmaster to organise a female fencing team.

Club / Team Seoul Metropolitan Government: Korea

Name of coach Cho Jong-Hyung [club], KOR; Han Joo-Yeol [national], KOR

Handedness Right

General Interest

Most influential person in career Her father. (news1.kr, 24 Sep 2014)

Injuries She was troubled by an injury to her knee at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (yna.co.kr, 23 Aug 2018)

Famous relatives Her father Yoon Hak-Kil has represented the Republic of Korea in baseball, and competed at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He also coached the Korean team at the 2009 World Cup in Nettuno, Italy. (busan.com, 26 Apr 2012; hankooki.com, 25 Apr 2012; baseboll-softboll.se, 2009)

Ambitions To compete in the individual and team events at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sports-g.com, 12 Apr 2019)


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