Kim Mi-jung (judoka, born 1971)

Kim Mi-Jung (born March 29, 1971 in Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do) is a retired female South Korean judoka. She was a shot putter in high school but changed to be a judoka at the age of 17, and in a year Kim was selected to be a member of the South Korean national judo team in 1989.

Kim Mi-Jung
Personal information
BornMarch 29, 1971 (1971-03-29) (age 50)
Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do
Korean name
Hangul
김미정
Hanja
Revised RomanizationKim Mi-jeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Mi-jŏng

Next year, Kim won bronze at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, and in 1991 she became her first world champion in the 72 kg division at the World Championships in Barcelona.

At the 1992 Summer Olympics she finally won the Olympic gold medal in the women's Half Heavyweight (-72 kg) category.[1]

Kim retired from competitive judo after winning the Asian Game gold medal in 1994. She has been serving as a judo coach and professor for Yong-In University, South Korea.

She is married to judoka Kim Byung-joo.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Kim Mi-Jeong". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-12-04. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  2. ^ Lee, Yong-taek (2004-08-04). "[이 부부] 유도 올림픽 메달리스트 김병주·김미정씨". JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved 2019-11-25.

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