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 at Trophée Monal 2014
|Country represented||South Korea|
|Born||16 October 1995|
|Club||Korea National Sport University|
|FIE ranking||current ranking|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Sangyeong|
He was junior world champion in Moscow in 2012. 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. 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, as well as a silver medal at the 2014 World Fencing Championships. 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.
- International Fencing Federation (ed.). "Championnats du monde juniors-cadets–List of results".
- Gabriele Lippi (11 May 2014). "La seconda di Park". Pianeta Scherma (in Italian).
- "S. Korea wins men's epee fencing team gold". Yonhap News Agency. 23 September 2014.
- Michael Balcaen (23 July 2014). "Un final en fanfare !" (in French). TV5 Monde.
- Alessandro Gennari (14 February 2016). "A Vancouver va in scena la prima di Enrico Garozzo". Pianeta Scherma (in Italian).
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