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Name Kim Jiyeon
NOC KOR - Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of Date of Birth 12 MAR 1988
Residence Gender Female
Height 165 cm Weight 57 kg
Discipline Fencing

Fencing

Result
Start Date Start Time Event Phase Score Results Opponent
Name NOC
23 SEP 2014 18 : 00 Women's Sabre Team Finals 45 : 41 Win CHN - China CHN
23 SEP 2014 10 : 10 Women's Sabre Team Semifinals 45 : 19 Win HKG - Hong Kong, China HKG
20 SEP 2014 19 : 50 Women's Sabre Individual Finals 11 : 15 Lose Lee Rajin KOR - Korea, Republic of KOR
20 SEP 2014 18 : 00 Women's Sabre Individual Semifinals 15 : 11 Win Shen Chen CHN - China CHN
20 SEP 2014 11 : 20 Women's Sabre Individual Quarterfinals 15 : 4 Win Au Sin Ying HKG - Hong Kong, China HKG
20 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Sabre Individual Preliminaries Pool A 3 : 5 Lose Li Fei CHN - China CHN
20 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Sabre Individual Preliminaries Pool A 5 : 0 Win Lau Ywen SIN - Singapore SIN
20 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Sabre Individual Preliminaries Pool A 5 : 3 Win Nguyen Thi Thanh Loan VIE - Vietnam VIE
20 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Sabre Individual Preliminaries Pool A 5 : 3 Win Yundendorj Ariunzaya MGL - Mongolia MGL
20 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Sabre Individual Preliminaries Pool A 5 : 2 Win Permatasari Diah INA - Indonesia INA

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Olympic Games
1Sabre Individual2012London, GBR
World Championships
3Sabre Individual2013Budapest, HUN
6Sabre Team2013Budapest, HUN
10Sabre Team2011Catania, ITA
17Sabre Individual2011Catania, ITA
33Sabre Individual2014Kazan, RUS
World Cup
1Sabre Individual2012/2013Chicago, IL, USA
2Sabre Individual2013/2014Orleans, FRA
2Sabre Individual2011/2012Antalya, TUR
3Sabre Individual2013/2014Beijing, CHN
3Sabre Individual2012/2013Tianjin, CHN
3Sabre Individual2012/2013Antalya, TUR
3Sabre Individual2011/2012Tianjin, CHN
3Sabre Individual2011/2012Bologna, ITA
3Sabre Individual2011/2012Orleans, FRA
3Sabre Individual2010/2011Moscow, RUS
5Sabre Individual2012/2013Moscow, RUS
5Sabre Individual2011/2012Moscow, RUS
7Sabre Individual2010/2011Tianjin, CHN
7Sabre Individual2010/2011Bologna, ITA
9Sabre Individual2013/2014Chicago, IL, USA
9Sabre Individual2013/2014Moscow, RUS
9Sabre Individual2013/2014Dakar, SEN
9Sabre Individual2012/2013Bologna, ITA
9Sabre Individual2012/2013Ghent, BEL
10Sabre Individual2013/2014Antalya, TUR
11Sabre Individual2011/2012London, GBR
17Sabre Individual2013/2014Bolzano, ITA
17Sabre Individual2013/2014Ghent, BEL
17Sabre Individual2011/2012Ghent, BEL
18Sabre Individual2010/2011New York, NY, USA
Asian Championships
1Sabre Individual2014Suwon, KOR
1Sabre Individual2013Shanghai, CHN
1Foil Team2013Shanghai, CHN
1Sabre Team2013Shanghai, CHN
1Sabre Team2011Seoul, KOR
2Sabre Team2012Wakayama, JPN
5Sabre Individual2011Seoul, KOR
East Asian Games
1Sabre Team2013Tianjin, CHN
2Sabre Individual2013Tianjin, CHN
World Junior Championships
18Sabre Individual2008Acireale, ITA

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Health Studies, Sport Studies - Wonkwang University , Iksan, KOR
Languages Spoken Korean
Club Iksan CIty Hall, Korea
Coach Lee Soo Keun [national]; Lee Sang-Ki [club] (KOR) (jeonmin.co.kr, 21 Oct 2013; fencing.sports.or.kr, 29 Apr 2014)
Plays Left (fie.ch, 27 Oct 2010)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She took up the sport when she was a middle school student. (news1.kr, 16 May 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
Her physical education teacher in middle school encouraged her to try fencing. (magazin.hankyung.com, 27 Aug 2012)

Ambitions
To win two gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, and to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (wknews.net, 04 Jan 2014)

Training
Her training includes running, weight training and fencing. (wknews.net, 04 Jan 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Earning a come-from-behind victory in the semifinals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (wknews.net, 04 Jan 2014)

Superstitions / Rituals
She likes to wear the same suit when she is on a winning streak. (news.sportsseoul.com, 01 Sep 2012)

Awards
She received Best Athletic Award at the 2013 Jeonbuk Athletic Award Ceremony. (imnews.imbc.com, 23 Jul 2013; people.search.naver.com, 15 Oct 2013; news-y.co.kr, 23 Dec 2013)

In 2012 she was given the Yungok Women's Sports Award. (news.naver.com, 10 Dec 2012)

General
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Korean female fencer to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games when she claimed victory in the final of the women's sabre event in London in 2012. (news1.kr, 16 May 2013)

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