Park Ka-yeon

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Park Ka-Yeon (also Pak Ka-Yeon, Korean: 박 가연; born January 28, 1986) is a South Korean judoka, who played for the middleweight category.[1] She won two silver medals for her division at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand, and at the 2008 Asian Judo Championships in Jeju City.[2][3]

Park Ka-Yeon
Personal information
Nationality South Korea
Born (1986-01-28) 28 January 1986 (age 34)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Event(s)70 kg

Park represented South Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed for the women's 70 kg class. She lost the first preliminary round match, by an ippon and a kami-shiho-gatame (circling bridge or rollover), to Japan's Masae Ueno.[4] Because her opponent advanced further into the final match, Park offered another shot for the bronze medal by entering the repechage rounds. Unfortunately, she was defeated in her first match by China's Wang Juan, who successfully scored a yuko and a kosoto gake (small outer hook), at the end of the five-minute period.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Park Ka-Yeon". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Japanese world champion Yoriko claims Universiade judo title". Xinhua News Agency. People's Daily Online (China). 5 December 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Asian Championships Jeju City, 2008, Korea". Judo Inside. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's Middleweight (70kg/154 lbs) Preliminaries". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's Middleweight (70kg/154 lbs) Repechage". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 17 January 2013.

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