Kim Ji-heun

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Kim Ji-heun
Personal information
Full nameKim Ji-heun
National team South Korea
Born (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Kim Ji-heun
Revised RomanizationGim Jihyeon
McCune–ReischauerKim Chihyŏn

Kim Ji-heun (also Kim Ji-hyeon, Korean: 김지현; born September 10, 1989) is a South Korean swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1] He represented his nation South Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and also claimed a silver medal as a member of the 4×100 m medley relay team at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Kim competed for the South Korean swimming team in the men's 200 m backstroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2] Leading up to the Games, he topped the field with a solid 2:02.13 to register under the FINA B-cut (2:03.90) at the Jeju Halla National Cup in Jeju City.[3] Pulling from the near bottom of the pack at the 150-metre turn in heat three, Kim put up a late resistant surge on the final stretch to hit the wall with a fifth-place time and his new personal best in 2:00.72. Kim failed to advance to the semifinals, as he placed twenty-sixth out of 42 swimmers in the preliminary heats.[4]

On May 13, 2014, Kim received a two-year suspension from the Korean Swimming Federation and Korea Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, after he was tested positive for the clenbuterol.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kim Ji-heun". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  2. ^ "[2008 베이징올림픽-수영] 태환아, 펠프스를 말려줘" [2008 Summer Olympics: Tae-hwan could beat Phelps in swimming] (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Backstroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 26. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Swimming: Men's 200m Backstroke Heat 3". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  5. ^ "[수영]이기흥 회장 "박태환, 리우올림픽 출전 의지 있다"" [Swimming: "Park Tae-hwan might miss the Olympic Games", according to the chairman] (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2016.

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