Yang Kyong-Il (Korean pronunciation: [jaŋ.ɡjʌŋ.il] or [jaŋ] [kjʌŋ.il]; born 7 August 1989 in Pyongyang) is a male freestyle wrestler from North Korea who is a double world champion and won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
|Born||7 August 1989 (age 31)|
Pyongyang, North Korea
|Revised Romanization||Yang Gyeong-il|
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Yang beat Dilshod Mansurov before losing to Dzhamal Otarsultanov. Because Otarsultanov reached the final, Yang was entered into the repechage. In the repechage, Yang beat Sem Shilimela before beating Daulet Niyazbekov to win a bronze medal.
At the 2016 Olympics, Yang lost to Rei Higuchi in the first round. Because Higuchi reached the final, Yang was entered into the repechage. In the repechage, Yang beat Asadulla Lachinau before losing to Yowlys Bonne to leave without a medal.
- "Senior World Championships 2009" (PDF). www.fila-official.com. 28 September 2009. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
- "Yang Kyong-Il Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
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