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KIM Kyong-Hun
KIM Kyong-Hun

Kyong-Hun KIM

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Kyong Hyun Kim won the inaugural heavyweight taekwondo event at the 2000 Sydney Games.

Easy start

At the inaugural Olympic heavyweight taekwondo event in Sydney, Kyong-Hun Kim opened with two crushing 5-0 victories.

Tough semi-final

Things became tougher for Kim in the semi-finals. His opponent was Pascal Gentil of France, the co-favourite for the tournament. The contest was close, but Kim persevered to win 6-2.

Olympic gold

In the final, Kim’s opponent was Australian local hero Daniel Trenton. Kim made the most of his 15cm height advantage to move ahead 2-1 in the first round. He extended his lead to 5-2 in the second round and eventually won 6-2 to claim the gold.




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