CHOI Sooyeon


Personal Information

Family Husband Shim Sung Chan [2020]

Residence Ansan, KOR

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Korean

Higher education Physical Education - Dongeui University: Busan, KOR

License number 23111990004


Zone Championships1-12
Seoul (KOREA), 2022-06-12Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018-06-17
Grand Prix-1-1
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-02-22

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in grade seven of middle school.

Why this sport? One of her teachers suggested the sport to her.

Club / Team Ansan City Hall: Korea

Name of coach Lee Hyun-Soo [club], KOR; Lee Kook-Hyun [national], KOR

Handedness Right

General Interest

Most influential person in career Her mother. (CBS YouTube channel, 26 Aug 2015)

Injuries She has been troubled by a recurring dislocated shoulder injury. She dislocated her shoulder during the quarterfinals and semifinals of the team sabre event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (yna.co.kr, 31 Jul 2021; chosun.com, 02 Aug 2021)

She damaged the cruciate ligament in her left knee at the 2012 National Sports Festival in the Republic of Korea. She required an eight-month recovery period. (sccdn.chosun.com, 28 Jun 2013)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy." (vogue.co.kr, 16 Mar 2020)

Milestones She and her teammates Kim Ji-Yeon, Seo Ji Yeon and Yoon Jisu became the first Korean women's team to win a medal in team sabre at the Olympic Games when they claimed bronze at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (kihoilbo.co.kr, 23 Mar 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Apr 2022)


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