|Representing South Korea|
|2003 Osaka||-90 kg|
|2006 Doha||-90 kg|
|2010 Guangzhou||-100 kg|
|2009 Taipei||-100 kg|
|2011 Abu Dabi||-100 kg|
|2001 Beijing||-90 kg|
|Revised Romanization||Hwang Hui-tae|
He won a gold medal in the men's -90 kg division at the 2003 World Judo Championships in Osaka, Japan, by defeating the 2004 Olympic champion Zurab Zviadauri from Georgia in the final. Hwang also won a gold medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006.
At the Olympics, he competed in the -90 kg division in 2004, losing to Hiroshi Izumi in the semi-finals and then to Khasanbi Taov in the bronze medal bout. In 2012, he competed in the -100 kg division, where he again reached the semi-final, this time losing Tuvshinbayar Naidan. He then lost to Henk Grol in the bronze medal bout.
- "Hwang Hee-Tae at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
- "London 2012 - Men's Judo - Half-Heavyweight Division (-100 kg)". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 17 October 2014.