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Park Sang-young (Korean pronunciation: [pak̚.s͈aŋ.jʌŋ] or [pak̚] [saŋ.jʌŋ]; born 16 October 1995) is a South Korean épée fencer, Individual gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and team silver medallist at the 2014 World Fencing Championships.

Park Sang-young
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Park at Trophée Monal 2014
Personal information
Country represented South Korea
Born (1995-10-16) 16 October 1995 (age 23)
Weapon(s)Épée
Handright-handed
ClubKorea National Sport University
FIE rankingcurrent ranking
Park Sang-young
Hangul
박상영
Revised RomanizationBak Sangyeong
McCune–ReischauerPak Sangyŏng

CareerEdit

He was junior world champion in Moscow in 2012.[1] He joined the senior category in the 2013–14 season, during which he won the 2014 Doha Grand Prix and the 2014 Berne Grand Prix.[2] As part of the South Korean team he won a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Fencing Championships in Suwon and at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon,[3] as well as a silver medal at the 2014 World Fencing Championships.[4] He finished the season world no.3.

The 2014–15 season proved more difficult for Park. After two quarter-final finishes, he sustained a knee injury in March at the Budapest Grand Prix, which barred him from taking part to the Asian Championships and to the World Championships. He came back a year later, earning a bronze medal in the Vancouver World Cup.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ International Fencing Federation (ed.). "Championnats du monde juniors-cadets–List of results".
  2. ^ Gabriele Lippi (11 May 2014). "La seconda di Park". Pianeta Scherma (in Italian).
  3. ^ "S. Korea wins men's epee fencing team gold". Yonhap News Agency. 23 September 2014.
  4. ^ Michael Balcaen (23 July 2014). "Un final en fanfare !" (in French). TV5 Monde.
  5. ^ Alessandro Gennari (14 February 2016). "A Vancouver va in scena la prima di Enrico Garozzo". Pianeta Scherma (in Italian).