Jimmy Kim

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Jimmy Kim
Personal information
Full nameJimmy Young Kim
Born1967 (1967) (age 54)
Cerritos, California, U.S.
EducationMartial Arts
Alma materCerritos High School, Cal State Long Beach, UC Berkeley, LA College of Chiropractic (SCUHS)
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)[1]
Spouse(s)Lauren Kim

Jimmy Young Kim (born 1967) is an American taekwondo practitioner and instructor who won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.[2][3]

He earned a bachelor's degree in Biology with an emphasis on Human Physiology from UC Berkeley.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, he earned a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, now known as the Southern California University of Health Sciences.[citation needed]

Current & Former Students[edit]

  • Charlotte Craig, U.S. Olympian, Beijing 2008
  • Gina-Louise Williams, U.S. Collegiate National Team, Korea
  • Kira Cramer, U.S. Collegiate National Team, Madrid, Spain
  • Troy Lunn, U.S. Junior National Team
  • Muhammad Chishti, U.S. Poomsae National Team, WTF Poomsae World Championships, Ankara, Turkey
  • Lilian Angel, Poomsae National Team, WTF Poomsae World Championships, Ankara, Turkey
  • Skylar Farrell, 2016, 2017, 2018 AAU National Team, 2019 USAT All American
  • Noah Kim, 2018 AAU Junior National Team, 2018 USAT All-American, 2019 USAT All American
  • Nicholas Kim, 2019 AAU Cadet National Team
  • Siena Nguyen, 2019 AAU Cadet National Team
  • Ocean Farrell, 2016 AAU Mini Cadet National B-Team


  1. ^ Boxall, Bettin (1988-08-12). "On an Olympic Kick: Taekwondo Expert Hopes for the Gold in Martial Art". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  2. ^ "Love brings 'Motown' to taekwondo". Times Daily. Florence, Ala. Associated Press. 1988-09-21. p. 5D. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  3. ^ Sanchez, MarieSam (2012-08-16). "Cerritos Grown Gold Medalist Reflects on the Olympic Moment That Almost Wasn't". Patch.com. Retrieved 2015-01-04.

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