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KIM Jung-Hwan
NOC Korea   
GenderMen
Born 02 Sep 1983 in Seoul, KOR
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Seoul, KOR
Occupation Athlete
Languages Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 1996 when he was a junior high school student.
Why this sport? He was influenced by one of his friends. His physical education teacher also encouraged him to take up fencing because he had long arms.
Club / Team Korean Sports Promotion Foundation: Korea
Name of coach Kim Du-Hong [club], KOR; You Sang-Joo [national], KOR
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Korea
Tournament World Cup
Location Seoul, KOR
General Interest
Most influential person in career His father. (imnews.imbc.com, 17 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (hankyung.com, 15 Oct 2014)
Injuries He injured his thigh at the 2015 World Cup event in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (chosun.com, 29 Mar 2015)

He sustained a finger injury at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (hankyung.com, 15 Oct 2014)

He injured his ankle one month before the 2012 Olympic Games. (kookje.co.kr, 04 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours In 2013 he was given the Excellent Group Award at the Coca-Cola Sports Awards in the Republic of Korea. (tvreport.com, 31 Jan 2013)
Ambitions To study for a master's degree after retiring from competition. (sportsq.co.kr, 22 Apr 2016)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first male Korean fencer to win a medal in individual sabre at the Olympic Games when he claimed bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Jul 2017; imnews.imbc.com, 17 Aug 2016)

SUSPENSION
He was suspended from all competitions for one year after he tested positive for a banned substance at the 2005 World Cup event in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He argued unsuccessfully that the positive test was a result of having taken sleeping pills to treat insomnia. "I was going to quit the sport, and travel to other countries. But my father, who passed away in 2009, kept persuading me to continue the sport." (joins.com, 04 Aug 2012; donga.com, 25 May 2007)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 3 Individual Sabre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 1 Team Sabre London, England
World Championships
2017 1 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2015 Quarterfinal Individual Sabre Moscow, Russia
2014 2 Team Sabre Kazan, Russia
Asian Championships
2017 1 Team Sabre Hong Kong, China
2016 1 Individual Sabre Wuxi, China
2015 1 Individual Sabre Singapore, Singapore
2015 1 Team Sabre Singapore, Singapore
2014 7 Individual Sabre Suwon, Korea
2013 2 Individual Sabre Shanghai, China
2012 3 Individual Sabre Wakayama, Japan
2011 1 Team Sabre Seoul, Korea
2010 2 Team Sabre Seoul, Korea
2008 2 Team Sabre Bangkok, Thailand