Kim Jae-yup

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Kim Jae-yup
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Men's judo
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul -60 kg
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles -60 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Essen -60 kg
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Seoul -60 kg
Kim Jae-yup
Revised RomanizationKim Jae-yeob
McCune–ReischauerKim Chae-yŏp

Kim Jae-Yup (born May 17, 1965) is a retired South Korean judoka.

At the age of 19, he became runner-up in the extra-lightweight (60 kg) division in the 1984 LA Olympics, losing to Shinji Hosokawa of Japan, who was the resigning world champion, by ippon.


But three years later, Kim went up against Hosokawa in the final again at the World Championship held in Essen, Germany, and avenged the loss, beating by ippon.

In the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Kim finally captured an Olympic gold medal by defeating Kevin Asano of the United States, dominating all the matches without allowing any single point.

He currently serves as a full-time professor at Dong Seoul College in South Korea.

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