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NOC Korea   
Born 23 Sep 1986 in Gyerong, KOR
Height1.61 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Seoul, KOR
Occupation Athlete
Languages Korean
Higher education Physical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 1999 at Geumsan Girls Middle School in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport? Fencing was the only sport available at her school.
Club / Team Gyeryong City Hall: Korea
Name of coach Cho Han-Sang [club], KOR; Han Joo-Yeol [national], KOR
Handedness Right
Footedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Reading novels, driving. (, 12 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career Her high school fencing coach Han Sang-Soo. (, 23 Sep 2014)
Injuries She experienced problems with her back ahead of the 2014 Asian Games. (, 23 Sep 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "A genius cannot win against a hard worker, and a hard worker cannot win against a person who enjoys their work." (Athlete, 04 Sep 2006)
Awards and honours She received a Fair Play Award at the 2013 MBN Women's Sports Grand Award Ceremony. (, 17 Dec 2013)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education YouTube channel, 20 Dec 2017)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 Final 5-6 Team Epee Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 2 Team Epee London, England
2012 4 Individual Epee London, England
World Championships
2018 2 Team Epee Wuxi, China
2017 4 Team Epee Leipzig, Germany
2013 6 Individual Epee Budapest, Hungary
2011 7 Team Epee Catania, Italy
2011 8 Individual Epee Catania, Italy
2010 3 Team Epee Paris, France
2006 8 Individual Epee Turin, Italy
Asian Championships
2018 3 Team Epee Bangkok, Thailand
2018 5 Individual Epee Bangkok, Thailand
2017 2 Team Epee Hong Kong, China
2017 Quarterfinal Individual Epee Hong Kong, China
2016 3 Individual Epee Wuxi, China
2015 1 Team Epee Singapore, Singapore
2014 2 Individual Epee Suwon, Korea
2012 1 Individual Epee Wakayama, Japan
2011 2 Team Epee Seoul, Korea
2011 3 Individual Epee Seoul, Korea
2010 2 Team Epee Seoul, Korea
2005 2 Team Epee Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia