Kim Byong-cheol

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Byong-cheol
Medal record
Competitor for  South Korea
Men's taekwondo
Olympic Games (demonstration)
Gold 1992 Barcelona featherweight
World Championships
Gold 1993 New York featherweight[1]
Gold 1990 Santander featherweight[2]
World Games
Gold 1989 Karlsruhe featherweight[3]
World Cup
Gold 1989 Cairo featherweight[4]

Kim Byong-Cheol, also known as Kim Byung Chul,[5] was the 1992 Olympic gold medalist in Taekwondo. In 1992, taekwondo was a demonstration sport. Kim won the final match in the featherweight division for South Korea.

Previous to his win at the Olympics, Kim won four other international taekwondo competitions: He won the World Championships in 1993 in New York.[1] He won at the World University Games in 1990 in Santander.[2] He won a the World Games in 1989 in Karlsruhe.[3] And, he won at the Taekwondo World Cup in 1989 in Cairo.[4]

As of 2009, Kim had achieved the rank of 7th degree black belt, and he was managing World Champion Taekwondo with locations in Portland, Beaverton and Scappoose, Oregon. Kim is the head instructor at the Portland location.[6] His former teammate Kim Je-Kyoung is the head instructor at the Lake Oswego location.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Taekwondo; The Garden Is Filled With Taikwondo". New York Times. 1993-08-20. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b "2nd World University Taekwondo Championships (FISU)". 
  3. ^ a b "Results of the Taekwondo World Games". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Results of the World Cup Taekwondo Championships". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. 
  5. ^ Cho, Hyun Jin (2001-06-21). "Best Athlete to Best Sabum". Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  6. ^ a b "World Champion Taekwondo". World Champion Taekwondo. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 

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