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Lee Seung-soo (Hangul: 이승수; born 20 July 1990) is a South Korean judoka.[1][2][3]

Lee Seung-soo
Born (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 28)
Native name이승수
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb; 12 st 11 lb)
DivisionHalf-middleweight
StyleJudo
Fighting out ofSeoul, South Korea
TeamTaeneung Korea Judo National Team
TrainerSong Dae-nam
Rank2nd degree black belt in Judo
UniversityYongin University

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CareerEdit

Lee is the South Korea national team's primary half-middleweight fighter, having represented them at the 2014 and 2015 World Judo Championships. He was also chosen as the half-middleweight representative in the 2015 World team competition, where he won a silver medal.[4][5]

His main skill is seoi nage, a trademark of the Korea national team.[6]

On the International Judo Federation circuit, he has won a silver medal at the 2015 Grand Slam in Tokyo[7] and the 2013 Grand Prix in Jeju and Rijeka.

A soldier of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, Lee has participated in various military games, and most notably won the gold medal at the 2015 Military World Games in Mungyeong.[8]

Lee became Korea's half-middleweight representative after defeating double world champion Wang Ki-chun as the latter ascended from lightweight.[9] He has consistently won the national title in the weight division, however lost to Wang in the 2015 Korea National Championships.[10]

Lee is ranked No. 29 in the world rankings,[11] and is the second ranked in Korea for the Olympic qualifiers after Wang.

Competitive recordEdit

Judo Record[12]
Total 42
Wins 25
by Ippon 18
Losses 17
by Ippon 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IJF profile
  2. ^ 2018 Asian Games profile
  3. ^ "SeungSu Lee, Judoka, JudoInside". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ World of judo (31 August 2015), Japan vs South Korea World Judo Team Championships 2015 – Astana, retrieved 16 May 2016
  5. ^ "JudoInside – News – Japanese men defeat Korean by 3–2 in world team final". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ TheMilestone19 (30 April 2015), Korean "Reverse Seoi Nage" Compilation, retrieved 16 May 2016
  7. ^ judoofficial (5 December 2015), Tchrikishvili(GEO)-Lee(KOR)-81kg FINAL Tokyo Grand Slam 2015, retrieved 16 May 2016
  8. ^ "(CISM Games) S. Korea collects two golds in judo, wrestling – The Korea Observer". The Korea Observer. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Old rivals fight for spot on the nat'l judo squad". Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  10. ^ KBS World TV (29 December 2015), Cool Kiz on the Block | 우리동네 예체능 – The National Judo Competition, part 2 (2015.12.29), retrieved 16 May 2016
  11. ^ "IJF World Rankings May 2016" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Judobase.org". www.judobase.org. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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