Hwang Woo-jin

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Hwang Woo-jin
Personal information
Nickname(s) Careless[1]
Nationality  South Korea
Born (1990-05-08) 8 May 1990 (age 25)
Gwangju, South Korea
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Modern pentathlon
Coached by Nam Kyung-guk[1]
Korean name
Hangul 황우진
Revised Romanization Hwang Ujin
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Ujin
This is a Korean name; the family name is Hwang.

Hwang Woo-jin (Korean: 황우진; born May 8, 1990 in Gwangju) is a modern pentathlete from South Korea.[2] He competed for the modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, along with his compatriot Jung Jin-hwa.[1]


Hwang merely called himself Careless, because he made numerous slight mistakes in his modern pentathlon career. He became one of the major highlights in the men's event at the Olympics, when his horse Shearwater Oscar threw him off the ground before he had even started his round in the riding segment. With the time already running and his left leg injured from the fall, Hwang set off the course, and managed to jump aboard, only for Shearwater Oscar to kick over the fence. Hwang finished with 464 obstacle and time penalties by a warm applause from the audience. Following his fair scores in fencing and swimming, and his disastrous and sudden fall in riding, Hwang placed thirty-fourth out of thirty-six competitors in the men's event.[3]

Hwang also won two gold medals at the 2011 UIPM Junior World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


  1. ^ a b c "Hwang Woo-jin". London 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hwang Woo-jin". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "London 2012 Olympics: Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale offer hope of British resurgence in modern pentathlon". The Telegraph (UK). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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