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Shin Joon-Sup ( Hangul: 신준섭, Hanja: 申俊燮) (born June 17, 1963 in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea) is a former South Korean middleweight amateur boxer and Olympic Gold Medalist.
Shin began boxing at the age of 16 in 1980 and became a member of the South Korea national boxing team in 1983 to participate in the King's Cup Boxing where he won silver in middleweight.
Shin won the gold medal for South Korea in the middleweight division at the
1983 Boxing World Cup in Rome, Italy. In the quarterfinal bout, he beat 1976 Olympic silver medalist Pedro Gamarro by unanimous decision.
Next year, Shin won the
Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics, beating 1984 National Golden Gloves champion Virgil Hill in the final.
After the Olympics, Shin announced his retirement from boxing in order to focus on his studies. However, he returned to the ring in 1985 to win an
Asian Games gold medal next year.
1986 Asian Games, Shin easily won the middleweight gold medal, dominating all the opponents in the tourney. He didn't turn professional, and permanently retired from competitive boxing after the Asian Games.
Post career [ edit ]
Shin earned a
master's degree in physical education from Wonkwang University. In 1992, he was named an assistant coach of the South Korea national boxing team for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Shin served as a part-time professor at the college before immigrating to the United States in 1996.
He currently resides in
Atlanta, Georgia, running his own business.
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