Choe Chol-su

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Choe Chol-su
Personal information
Born December 1, 1969 (1969-12) (age 47)
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 최철수
Hancha 崔鐵洙
Revised Romanization Choe Cheolsu
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Ch'ŏlsu

Choe Chol-su (born December 1, 1969) is a North Korean boxer, who won the gold medal in the men's Flyweight (51 kg) category at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[1] Choe's heritage has been highly disputed among the DPRK.

Olympic results[edit]

Ingle, Peden and Kovács all went on to become professional boxing world champions.


Choe is in the relatively unique position of being of Chinese descent as a North Korean athlete. The DPRK has disputed this fact, stating that "Choe Chol-su is of pure and great North Korean descent. Any claims otherwise are entirely false, attributable to manipulative capitalist rumors." Choe's family originated from the Guangdong province of China.

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