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LEE Daehoon Name LEE Daehoon
NOC KOR - Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of Date of Birth 05 FEB 1992
Residence Gender Male
Height 181 cm Weight 61 kg
Discipline Taekwondo

Taekwondo

Result
Start Date Start Time Phase Point Results Opponent
Name NOC
02 OCT 2014 18 : 32 Men -63 kg Gold Medal Final 18 : 2 Win KITWIJARN Akkarin THA - Thailand THA
02 OCT 2014 16 : 45 Men -63 kg Semifinal 13 : 1 Win ABASI Ahmad Roman AFG - Afghanistan AFG
02 OCT 2014 Followed by Men -63 kg Quarterfinal 13 : 1 Win HAMADA Yasuhiro JPN - Japan JPN
02 OCT 2014 Followed by Men -63 kg Round of 16 13 : 1 Win KAIYRBEK Yerassyl KAZ - Kazakhstan KAZ

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
1-63kg2010Guangzhou, CHN
Olympic Games
2Flyweight -58kg2012London, GBR
World Championships
1-63kg2013Puebla, MEX
1-63kg2011Gyeongju, KOR
Grand Prix Final
5Featherweight 58-68kg2013Manchester, GBR
Grand Prix
1Featherweight 58-68kg2014Suzhou, CHN
Asian Championships
1-63kg2014Tashkent, UZB
1-58kg2012Ho Chi Minh City, VIE

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Yongin University, Korea
Languages Spoken Korean
Club Yongin University, Korea
Coach Kim Yong-Su [national], KOR; Kim Hyun-Il [national], KOR; Maeng Song-Jae [national], KOR; Park Sun-Mi [national], KOR; Park Jung-Ho [national], KOR (taekwondo.chosun.com, 08 Aug 2014)
International debut 2010 for Korea, Asian Games (Guangzhou) (naver.com, 06 Aug 2014)
Injuries He sustained a leg injury in 2013. (obsnews.co.kr, 26 Dec 2013)<BR/><BR/>In 2012 he suffered a knee injury. (joynews.inews24.com, 09 Aug 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up taekwondo at age five. (Asiad Daily, 17 Sep 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
His father Joo-yeol used to run a taekwondo academy and encouraged him to take up the sport. (Asiad Daily, 17 Sep 2014)

Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (Asiad Daily, 17 Sep 2014)

Training
In the lead-up to the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, he trained at the National Training Centre in Seoul, Korea. (Asiad Daily, 17 Sep 2014)

Most influential person in career
His father. (Asiad Daily, 17 Sep 2014)

Awards
He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the 2013 World Championships in Puebla, Mexico. (naver.com, 06 Aug 2014)

He was awarded the Republic of Korea's Talent award and named Best Athlete by the Korean Taekwondo Association in 2011. (people.search.naver.com, 06 Aug 2014)