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Kim Weon-kee

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Kim Weon-Kee (Hangul: 김원기, Hanja: 金原基; January 6, 1962 in Hampyeong, Jeollanam-do – July 27, 2017[1] in Wonju, Gangwon-do) was a South Korean Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic champion.

Kim Weon-kee
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Featherweight


Kim received a gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.[2] In the group round, he ended four of his five matches by fall or technical fall, including a win over reigning Olympic champion Stelios Mygiakis of Greece by technical fall.

In 1986, Kim retired from competitive wrestling for good after losing his spot for the 1986 Asian Games to future Olympic bronze medalist An Dae-Hyun in the national trial.

Post careerEdit

Kim earned his master's degree in exercise physiology from Chonnam National University in 1987 and Ph.D. in physical education from Kyung Hee University in 2009.


Kim died from a heart attack on July 27, 2017 after a hiking trip at Chiaksan. He is survived by is wife.[3]


  1. ^ "[부음] LA올림픽 레슬링 금메달리스트 김원기 별세 외" (in Korean). 28 July 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  2. ^ "1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Wrestling" Archived 2008-08-27 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on April 7, 2008)
  3. ^ "김원기 LA올림픽 레슬링 금메달리스트 심장마비로 별세". (in Korean). Retrieved July 27, 2017.