Kim Tae-hun

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Kim Tae-hun
Personal information
BornAugust 15, 1994 (1994-08-15) (age 25)
Wonju, Gangwon-do
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight54 kg (119 lb)

Kim Tae-hun (Korean pronunciation: [kim.tʰɛ̝.ɦun]; born August 15, 1994) is a South Korean taekwondo practitioner.

Sports career[edit]

During the 2013 World Taekwondo Championships Kim won gold in finweight, defeating Chia Lin-hsu.[2] at the 2015 World Taekwondo Championships Kim defended his title, defeating Stanislav Denisov.[3] He won his third consecutive gold in the same weight category at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in Muju beating the Iranian Armin Hadipour in the final.[4]

He won the gold medal in the finweight division (under 54 kg) at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.[5]

In the 2016 Rio Olympics, he lost to eventual runner-up Tawin Hanprab of Thailand in their high scoring Preliminary Round match but was able to win the bronze medal through the repechage rounds.[6]


  1. ^ "Kim Tae-hun". Rio2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  2. ^ "Korea add two golds at Taekwondo Worlds". The Korea Times. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  3. ^ "S. Korean Kim Tae-hun defends world taekwondo title". Yonhap. 2015-05-17. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  4. ^ "(2nd LD) S. Korean Kim Tae-hun wins 3rd straight gold at taekwondo worlds". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  5. ^ "S. Korea's Kim Tae-hun wins gold in men's -54㎏ taekwondo". Yonhap. 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  6. ^ "S. Korean Kim Tae-hun wins taekwondo bronze". Yonhap. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-09-06.

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