Hyun Jung-hwa

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Hyun Jung-Hwa
Full nameHyun Jung-Hwa
Nationality South Korea
Born (1969-10-06) October 6, 1969 (age 51)
Busan, South Korea
Playing styleRight-handed, penhold grip
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[1]
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Medal record
Women's table tennis
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 New Delhi Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1989 Dortmund MixedDoubles
Gold medal – first place 1993 Gothenburg Singles
Silver medal – second place 1987 New Delhi Team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Dortmund Team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Gothenburg MixedDoubles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Dortmund Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Gothenburg Team
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1990 Seoul Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Barcelona Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Las Vegas Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Hokkaido,Aomori,Niig Team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Seoul Team
Gold medal – first place 1990 Beijing Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing MixedDoubles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Seoul Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Seoul MixedDoubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1988 Niigata Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Niigata MixedDoubles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Niigata Team
Gold medal – first place 1990 Kuala Lumpur MixedDoubles
Gold medal – first place 1990 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Shenzhen MixedDoubles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Niigata Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Kuala Lumpur Doubles
Representing  Korea
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Chiba City Team

Hyun Jung-hwa (Korean현정화; Hanja玄静和; RRHyeon Jeong-hwa; born October 6, 1969 in Busan, South Korea) is a retired female table tennis player from South Korea who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics, and in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[2]

Career[edit]

National South Korean table tennis player Hyun Jung-Hwa brought about the golden age of table tennis to Korea. She is one of an elite group of players who have won at least one gold medal in every discipline they were eligible to compete in at the World Table Tennis Championships.[2] Her first gold medal came in the women's doubles (partnering Yang Young-Ja) at the 1987 World Table Tennis Championships in New Delhi. She followed it up by winning the mixed doubles title with Yoo Nam-Kyu at the 1989 World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund. During 1988 Seoul Olympics, she led the South Korean team to victory against the unbeatable Chinese team. She was again part of the first ever Unified Korean team that stunned China to win the women's team event at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba. Her final World title was an unexpected win in the women's singles event at the 1993 World Table Tennis Championships in Gothenburg, where she also brought home medals in the mixed doubles and team event, making her the only Korean to achieve a Grand Slam. In 2011, she became the first Korean table tennis player to be inducted into the International Table Tennis Federation's Hall of Fame.[3]

Notable achievements[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Film[edit]

The story of the Unified Korean team in the 1991 World Championships and its victory over the Chinese in the women's team event is told by the movie As One starring actress Ha Ji-won as Hyun Jung-Hwa.[4]

Television appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hyeon Jeong-Hwa". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b "HYUN Jung Hwa (KOR)". ITTF. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  3. ^ 코리아 (in Korean). Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  4. ^ "CJ ENTERTAINMENT Goes for the Gold with "AS ONE"". Hancinema. 24 May 2012.
  5. ^ Kim Soo-hyung. ""코로나19, 국민=국가대표"'복면가왕' 고우림·현정화·황인선·이한위 '반전'X주윤발 '저지' [종합]". OSENdate=April 19, 2020 (in Korean). Retrieved April 19, 2020.