Cha Dong-min

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Cha Dong-min
Personal information
Nationality South Korean
Born (1986-08-24) August 24, 1986 (age 30)
Education Korea National Sport University
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)[1]
Website kajunight
Korean name
Hangul 차동민
Hanja 車東旻
Revised Romanization Cha Dong-min
McCune–Reischauer Ch'a Tong-min

Cha Dong-min (Hangul: 차동민, Hanja: 車東旻; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰa.doŋ.min]; born August 24, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea) is a retired South Korean taekwondo practitioner.

Sports career[edit]

In 2008, he won the gold medal in the +80 kg category at the Beijing Olympic Games.[2][3]

He participated in the 2012 London Olympic Games to defend his title as the Number 1 seed in the 80 kg division, but was eliminated in the Quarterfinal round against Bahri Tanrıkulu of Turkey.[4]

He competed for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the same division where he won a bronze medal. This was his last International competition, as he announced his retirement.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cha Dong-min". Rio2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  2. ^ Results of taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics Archived May 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "FACTBOX-Olympics-Taekwondo-Gold medallist Cha Dong-min". Reuters. 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Taekwondo medalist grateful for bronze at final Olympics". The Korea Herald. 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  5. ^ "차동민, 8년 만의 메달과 함께 은퇴 '유종의 미'(종합)" (in Korean). Yonhap. 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 

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