Choi Sook-ie

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Choi Sook-ie (also Choi Sug-i, Korean: 최 숙이; born February 17, 1980 in Incheon) is a South Korean judoka, who competed in the women's heavyweight category.[1] She picked up a total of fifteen medals in her career, including a silver from the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, and also finished seventh in the over-78 kg division at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2]

Choi Sook-ie
Personal information
Full nameChoi Sook-ie
Nationality South Korea
Born (1980-02-17) 17 February 1980 (age 40)
Incheon, South Korea
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
Event(s)+78 kg

Choi first appeared in the international scene as part of the host nation's squad at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, where she picked up a silver medal in the over-78 kg division, losing the final match by a waza-ari point to China's Sun Fuming.[2][3][4]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Choi qualified for the South Korean squad in the women's heavyweight class (+78 kg), by placing third and receiving a berth from the Asian Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She lost her opening match to Russia's Tea Donguzashvili, who successfully scored an ippon and threw her into the tatami with an obi otoshi (belt drop) nearly twenty seconds before the two-minute mark.[5] In the repechage, Choi redeemed her strength to easily tap Egypt's Samah Ramadan out of the mat with an ippon seoi nage (one-arm shoulder throw) and then earned two yuko points to thwart Italy's Barbara Andolina. Choi's chances of an Olympic bronze medal diminished, as she succumbed to an ippon and a tani otoshi throw from Ukraine's Maryna Prokofyeva in the third round of the draft, relegating Choi to the seventh position.[6][7]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Choi Sook-ie". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Japan edge first day of Asian Games". BBC Sport. 30 September 2002. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Japan, South Korea and China make their mark". 30 September 2002. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Japan sink China as race hots up". Dawn. 1 October 2002. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Jang's bid for more Korean gold in judo falls short". JoongAng Ilbo. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Judo: Women's Heavyweight (+78kg/+172 lbs) Repechage Round 3". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  7. ^ "유도, 김성범·최숙이 2회전 탈락" [Judo: Kim Sung-bum and Choi Sook-ie are eliminated in the second round] (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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