Lee at the 2012 Olympics
|Born||February 5, 1992|
Seoul, South Korea
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
Lee Dae-Hoon (Hangul: 이대훈; Korean pronunciation: [i.dɛ̝.ɦun]; born February 5, 1992) is a South Korean Taekwondo athlete. Most notably, he won the Bronze medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics and a Silver in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Lee grew up practicing martial art at his father's taekwondo academy from age 5.
Originally a bantamweight (under 63 kg), Lee temporarily went down in weight to flyweight (under 58 kg) after the 2011 World Championships in order to compete in the 2012 Olympics, where there were only four weight classes. Lee made his international flyweight debut at the 2011 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan where he had his first international loss to 2008 Olympic silver medalist Gabriel Mercedes 14-12 in the semifinals. In May 2012, however, he captured his first flyweight gold medal at the 2012 Asian Taekwondo Championships, beating reigning Asian flyweight champion Pen-Ek Karaket 8-4 in the final bout. In 2016 Summer Olympics Lee captured bronze medal beating Jaouad Achab from Belgium 11-7. In 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Grand-Prix, Lee won gold against Konstantin Minin.
Lee's father, Lee Joo-yeol, used to run his own taekwondo academy,
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