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GU Bon-Gil
NOC Korea   
Born 27 Apr 1989 in Daegu, KOR
Height1.82 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Goyang, KOR
Occupation Athlete
Languages Korean
Higher education Physical Education - Dong-Eui University: Busan, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 2002 in Daegu, Republic of Korea.
Why this sport? He was encouraged to take up the sport by a fencing coach at his middle school. He was included in the school's sabre team because it was short of members.
Club / Team Korea Sports Promotion Foundation: Seoul, KOR
Name of coach Kim Du-Hong [club], KOR; You Sang-Joo [national], KOR
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Korea
General Interest
Hobbies Playing video games. (Instagram profile, 30 May 2019;, 25 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours He was flag bearer for the Republic of Korea at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 20 Jul 2016)

In 2013 he was given the Excellent Group Award at the Coca-Cola Sports Awards in the Republic of Korea. (, 31 Jan 2013)
Ambitions To win gold in the team event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 25 Apr 2019;, 14 Mar 2019)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2014 he began studying at Kookmin University Graduate School of Sports Industry in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (UniK Naver blog, 04 Dec 2018)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2012 1 Team Sabre London, England
World Championships
2018 1 Team Sabre Wuxi, China
2018 5 Individual Sabre Wuxi, China
2017 1 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2017 2 Individual Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2015 Quarterfinal Individual Sabre Moscow, Russia
2014 2 Individual Sabre Kazan, Russia
2014 2 Team Sabre Kazan, Russia
2011 3 Individual Sabre Catania, Italy
2010 8 Team Sabre Paris, France
Asian Championships
2019 1 Team Sabre Tokyo, Japan
2019 7 Individual Sabre Tokyo, Japan
2018 1 Individual Sabre Bangkok, Thailand
2018 3 Team Sabre Bangkok, Thailand
2017 1 Individual Sabre Hong Kong, China
2017 1 Team Sabre Hong Kong, China
2016 5 Individual Sabre Wuxi, China
2015 1 Team Sabre Singapore, Singapore
2015 2 Individual Sabre Singapore, Singapore
2014 1 Individual Sabre Suwon, Korea
2013 1 Individual Sabre Shanghai, China
2012 1 Individual Sabre Wakayama, Japan
2011 1 Team Sabre Seoul, Korea
2011 2 Individual Sabre Seoul, Korea
2010 2 Team Sabre Seoul, Korea