Chang Hye-jin

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Chang Hye-jin
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2014 Incheon
Personal information
BornMay 13, 1987 (1987-05-13) (age 32)
Daegu
EducationKeimyung University, Daegu Physical Education High School, Kyunghwa Girls' Middle School, Daenam Elementary School
Sport
SportArchery
ClubLH
Coached byOh Sun-taek
Korean name
Hangul
장혜진
Revised RomanizationJang Hye-jin
McCune–ReischauerChang Hye-jin

Chang Hye-jin (Korean: 장혜진; Korean pronunciation: [tɕɐŋ.çe.dʑin] or [tɕɐŋ] [çe.dʑin]; born 13 May 1987 in Daegu) is a female South Korean archer.[1] She won Olympic gold in both the team and individual archery events at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

At the 2014 Incheon Asian Games she won the gold medal in the women's recurve team event along with teammates Jung Dasomi and Lee Tuk-young.[2] She also finished in second place in the women's recurve individual event. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Chang won her first Olympic gold medal as a member of the South Korean women's archery team, who defeated Russia in the final of the women's team event. The victory in Rio by the South Korean women's archery team consisting of Chang, Choi Mi-sun, and Ki Bo-bae was the eighth consecutive gold medal for South Korea in the women's team event.[3] In the women's individual event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Chang met her teammate and reigning Olympic champion Ki Bo-bae in the semifinal round, where she defeated Ki 7-3. Chang moved on to the gold medal match, where she defeated Lisa Unruh of Germany to earn her second Olympic gold medal.[4] The win moved her up to 3rd in the individual world ranking.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chang Hye-jin". www.worldarchery.org. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "S. Korea wins gold in women's team recurve archery". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Archery: Unflappable South Koreans protect proud legacy". Reuters. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  4. ^ Zorowitz, Jane (11 August 2016). "Women's individual archery: South Korea dominates again, coming away with two medals". NBCOlympics.com. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.

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