OH Sanguk


Personal Information

Residence Daejeon, KOR

Occupation Athlete

Languages Korean

Higher education Physical Education - Daejeon University: Korea

World Cup21811
Györ (HUNGARY), 2016-12-02Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-03-22Padoue (ITALY), 2015-01-30
Györ (HUNGARY), 2017-12-01Padoue (ITALY), 2017-02-03
Madrid (SPAIN), 2018-05-18
Alger (ALGERIA), 2018-11-16
Varsovie (POLAND), 2019-02-01
Madrid (SPAIN), 2019-05-10
Varsovie (POLAND), 2020-02-21
Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG), 2020-03-06
World Championship1--1
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-15
Zone Championships1--1
Tokyo (Chiba) (JAPAN), 2019-06-14
Grand Prix4--4
Cancun (MEXICO), 2017-12-15
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2018-05-11
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-02-22
Seoul (KOREA), 2019-04-26
Napoli (ITALY), 2019-07-04

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He first tried fencing while he was in primary school. He took up the sport competitively in 2009 at Maebong Middle School in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Why this sport? He was influenced by his older brother. His parents initially did not want him to get involved in the sport but they were persuaded to let him pursue it after coach Park Jong-Han identified his talent.

Club / Team Seongnam City Hall: Korea

Name of coach Kim Hyung-Yeol [club], KOR; Sang-Joo [national], KOR

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2015

Competing for Korea

Tournament World Cup

Location Padua, ITA

General Interest

Hobbies Listening to music, playing video games. (chosun.com, 11 Sep 2018)

Most influential person in career His middle school coach Park Jong-Han. (news.kmib.co.kr, 23 Aug 2018)

Hero / Idol Korean fencer Kim Jung-Hwan. (segye.com, 16 Dec 2016)

Injuries He had surgery on the little toe on his right foot in August 2016. (segye.com, 16 Dec 2016)

Awards and honours In 2018 he was presented with the Sports Grand Award in the athlete category at the 2018 Daejeon Sports Awards in the Republic of Korea. (dtnews24.com, 21 Dec 2018)

He was named the 2017 Best Male Fencer of the Year by the Korean Fencing Federation. (osen.mt.co.kr, 13 Dec 2017)

Famous relatives His older brother Oh Sang-Min has represented the Republic of Korea in fencing, and competed at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jun 2018; kmib.co.kr, 13 Feb 2015)

Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (news.sbs.co.kr, 12 Apr 2019)


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