Kim Taek-soo

Kim Taek-Soo (Hangul: 김택수, Hanja: 金擇洙) (born May 25, 1970) is a former table tennis player from South Korea. He used a one-sided penhold style, compared to the newer style of reverse-backhand looping that has become the Chinese penhold standard.

Kim Taek-Soo
Full nameKIM Taek Soo
Nationality South Korea
Medal record
Men's table tennis
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Doubles
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Chiba City Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Gothenburg Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Tianjin Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Manchester Team
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Eindhoven Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Osaka Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Osaka Team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Doha Team
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1990 Seoul Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1992 Las Vegas Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Ho Chi Minh City Singles
Silver medal – second place 1998 Shantou Singles
Silver medal – second place 2000 Yangzhou Singles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Kallang Team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Kuala Lumpur Mixed Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1996 Kallang Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1998 Osaka Team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Doha Singles
Silver medal – second place 2000 Doha Mixed Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Kuala Lumpur Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Kallang Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Kallang Mixed Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Osaka Doubles

In 2010, it was announced that Taek-Soo would succeed Yoo Nam-Kyu as head coach of South Korea's national table tennis team, with the date of the change to be determined.

He married archer Kim Jo-sun in 2000.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lee, Chul-jae (2000-12-23). "탁구스타 김택수·미녀궁사 김조순 결혼". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-11-25.

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