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PARK Sangyoung

epee
Rank8
Pts112.000
Age24
HandR

Personal Information

Occupation Athlete

Languages Korean

License number 16101995003

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup3115
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2016-11-18Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2020-01-09Vancouver (CANADA), 2016-02-12
Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2017-10-27
Paris (FRANCE), 2019-05-17
Zone Championships-1-1
Wuxi (CHINA), 2016-04-13
Grand Prix3-14
Doha (QATAR), 2014-01-16Cali (COLOMBIA), 2018-05-25
Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2014-05-10
Doha (QATAR), 2017-12-08
Olympic Games1--1
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-09

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in grade eight of middle school in Jinju, Republic of Korea.

Why this sport? The fencing coach at middle school encouraged him to take up the sport.

Club / Team Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall: Seoul, KOR

Name of coach Chang Tae-Suk [club], KOR; Gu Gyo-dong [national], KOR; Cho Jong-Hyung [national] KOR

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Icon of Positivity [Park defeated Geza Imre of Hungary 15-14 in the final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, despite being down 14-10 with under three minutes remaining], Crazy Fencer [because he is only interested in fencing]. (sports.khan.co.kr, 13 Jan 2017; hankookilbo.com, 10 Aug 2016)

Hobbies Watching movies, photography. (imnews.imbc.com, 01 Dec 2016)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 29 Jul 2019)

Most influential person in career Korean fencer Jung Jin-Sun, and his father. (Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 30 Jul 2019; mydaily.co.kr, 29 Nov 2018)

Hero / Idol Russian fencer Pavel Kolobkov. (Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 29 Jul 2019)

Injuries He won silver at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia despite suffering an injury to his right knee in the final. (Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 30 Jul 2019; news1.kr, 19 Aug 2018)

He required surgery after damaging the cruciate ligament in his knee in March 2015. He needed about one year of recovery. (spotv.net, 25 Jun 2016)

He sustained an ankle injury at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Porec, Croatia. (ifeeltong.org, 26 Mar 2013)

He damaged the cartilage in his right knee when he was in the 11th grade at high school. (munhwa.com, 04 Nov 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto "If you can't avoid it, enjoy it." (nocutnews.co.kr, 16 Aug 2016)

Awards and honours He received the Excellent Athlete Award at the 2017 Korean Sports Awards in recognition of the gold medal he won in individual epee at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (newsen.com, 22 Feb 2017)

He was named the 2016 Fencer of the Year by the Korean Fencing Federation. (view.asiae.co.kr, 21 Dec 2016)

Milestones He became the first Korean fencer to win a gold medal in individual epee at the Olympic Games when he claimed victory at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jun 2019; news.sbs.co.kr, 10 Aug 2016)

He was the first Korean fencer to win gold in individual epee at the world junior championships, claiming victory at the 2012 edition of the tournament in Moscow, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Apr 2020; Subusu Sports YouTube channel, 29 Jul 2019)

Ambitions To defend his gold medal in individual epee at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (mydaily.co.kr, 29 Nov 2018; news.khan.co.kr, 15 Feb 2017)

Other information AUTOBIOGRAPHY
He has released an autobiography called 'Park Sangyoung: We Can Do It' about his life as a fencer and winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (bookapp.mk.co.kr, 05 Jan 2017)

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