Kim Min-jung (sport shooter)

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Kim Min-jung
Personal information
NationalitySouth Korean
Born (1997-03-26) 26 March 1997 (age 22)
Seoul, South Korea
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
CountrySouth Korea
SportShooting
Event(s)10 m air pistol (AP40)
25 m pistol (SP)
ClubKB Kookmin Bank[1]
Coached bySon Sang-won
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationGim Minjeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Minjŏng

Kim Min-jung (Korean: 김민정; born 26 March 1997) is a South Korean sport shooter.[1] She won a bronze medal in the girls' 10 m air pistol shooting at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, and currently trains as a member of the shooting squad under KB Kookmin Bank.[2][3]

Kim stepped into the shooting scene, as a 17-year-old, at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. There, she left the three-way duel with a startling 175.4 to take home the bronze medal in the girls' 10 m air pistol, falling short to Poland's Agata Nowak and Russia's Margarita Lomova by almost a single-point margin.[2]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Kim is slated to compete on her first senior South Korean team in the women's 10 m air pistol. Leading up to the Games, she collected a cumulative total of 1,923 points to earn one of the two available slots at the Olympic team trials for airgun in Naju.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ISSF Profile – Kim Min-jung". ISSF. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Last-minute 10.7 gives Nowak first gold of Nanjing". ISSF. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "[Road to Rio](영상) 사격 김민정-김현준, 막내들의 이야기" [Road to Rio: Kim Min-jung and Kim Hyeon-jun, the stories of the youngest] (in Korean). SPOTV. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ "진종오, 리우올림픽 출전한다" [Jin Jong-oh will go to Rio Olympicslanguage=ko]. The Hankyoreh. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.

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