Jeon Ki-young

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Jeon Ki-young (전기영, born July 11, 1973 in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do) is a retired judoka who competed in the -78 kg and -86 kg divisions.

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Jeon Ki-young
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta -86 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Hamilton -78 kg
Gold medal – first place 1995 Chiba -86 kg
Gold medal – first place 1997 Paris -86 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 New Delhi -86 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Ho Chi Minh -86 kg
Jeon Ki-young
Revised RomanizationJeon Gi-yeong
McCune–ReischauerChŏn Ki-yŏng

Jeon has won three consecutive world championships (1993, 1995, 1997), twice beating the Hidehiko Yoshida in dramatic fashion in the finals. He has also won six world cup titles.

The crowning moment in Jeon's judo career came in winning the gold medal in the men's middleweight division at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, U.S. He defeated Armen Bagdasarov of Uzbekistan in the final match by ippon. In his march to the gold, Jeon won every match by ippon, except the 1st round match against the Dutch judoka Mark Huizinga, who would go on to dominate the weight once Jeon himself retired.

Jeon retired from competition at a relatively young age of 25 in 1999, citing both knee injuries and an absence of motivation due to lack of competition. He retired undefeated in both Olympic and world championship competition.

In 2003, PRIDE FC and Antonio Inoki tried to sign Jeon to fight Yoshida under MMA rules (using the fact that Jeon have never lost against Yoshida in judo[1]) but Jeon refused offers.[2]

Championships & accomplishmentsEdit

  • 1997 World Championships 86 kg class in Paris, Francegold medal
  • 1997 French Open 86 kg class in Paris, France – gold medal
  • 1997 East Asian Games 86 kg class in Busan, Koreasilver medal
  • 1997 & 1994 Austrian Open 86 kg class in Leonding, Austriagold medal
  • 1996 Olympic Games 86 kg class in Atlanta, Georgia, medal
  • 1995 World Championships 86 kg class in Makuhari, Chiba, Japangold medal
  • 1995 Asian Championships 86 kg class in New Delhi, Indiagold medal
  • 1995 Dutch Open 86 kg class in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlandsgold medal
  • 1994 German Open 78 kg class in Munich, Germanygold medal
  • 1993 World Championships 78 kg class in Hamilton, Canadagold medal
  • 1993 French Open 78 kg class in Paris, France – gold medal

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