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KIM Won Jin
NOC Korea   
Born 24 Aug 1984 in Seoul, KOR
Height1.78 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Ulsan, KOR
Occupation Student
Languages Korean
Higher education Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started fencing when he was 14 years old.
Why this sport? He says he was influenced by the senior fencing students at his high school, who won a gold medal at a competition. They got attention and flowers from pretty girls, which made him want to start fencing too.
Club / Team Ulsan Metropolitan: Ulsan, KOR
Name of coach Yong Yul Kim
Coach from which country? Korea
Training Regime Running, basic positions, lessons and matches.
Handedness Left
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for Korea
Location Turkey
General Interest
Hobbies Listening to music. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal in the Men's Teams Epee at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2006)
Most influential person in career South Korean fencer, Shim Jae-Sung (Athlete, 04 Sep 2006)
Ambitions To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2006)
Other information CHILDHOOD
His grandmother raised him since his parents divorced when he was 10 years old. Sadly, his grandmother passed away without seeing him win the gold medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. (, 18 Nov 2010)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2008 8 Team Epee Beijing, China
World Championships
2010 8 Team Epee Paris, France
2009 6 Team Epee Antalya, Turkey
Asian Championships
2008 1 Individual Epee Bangkok, Thailand
2005 3 Team Epee Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
2005 8 Individual Epee Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
2004 1 Individual Epee Manila, Philippines
2004 4 Team Epee Manila, Philippines