Lee Dae-hoon

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Lee Dae-hoon
Lee Dae-Hoon London2012.jpg
Lee at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 31)
Seoul, South Korea[1][2]
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
ClubYongin University
Coached byLee Joo Yoel
2018 Asian Games podium

Lee Dae-Hoon (Hangul: 이대훈; Korean pronunciation: [i.dɛ̝.ɦun]; born February 5, 1992) is a South Korean taekwondo athlete. He won a bronze medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics and a silver in the 2012 Summer Olympics. He has achieved world first level rankings in the under 68 kg weight class.


Lee grew up practicing martial art at his father's taekwondo academy from age 5.[4]

He won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games,[5] and repeated the feat at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.[6]

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.[4] 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. At the 2016 Summer Olympics Lee won a bronze medal, beating Jaouad Achab from Belgium 11–7.[7][8] 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.

In 2022, Lee was appointed as a speaker at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou and the 2024 Olympic Games by broadcasting on MBC.[9]


Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021–present Let's Play Soccer Cast Member Season 2 [10]
2022 legendfestival Participant [11]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lee Dae-hoon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ Lee Dae-Hoon Archived 2016-09-20 at the Wayback Machine. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ Daehoon Lee Archived 2016-08-20 at archive.today. rio2016.com
  4. ^ a b "Asiad champ hoping to bring fun back to taekwondo". Yonhap. 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  5. ^ "Taekwondoists seek family support". The Korea Times. 2014-09-02. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  6. ^ "S. Korea bags two more taekwondo gold medals". Yonhap. 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  7. ^ LEE, Dae-Hoon. taekwondodata.com
  8. ^ "Rio 2016: S. Korean Lee Dae-hoon wins taekwondo bronze". The Korea Times. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  9. ^ Kim Na-yeon (May 10, 2022). "태권도 스타' 이대훈, MBC 해설위원 됐다…아시안게임→파리올림픽 중계" [Taekwondo Star' Lee Dae-hoon, MBC commentator... Asian Games → Paris Olympics broadcast] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved May 10, 2022 – via Naver.
  10. ^ Seo Yu-na (October 11, 2021). "김준호 안드레진→이대훈 '뭉찬2' 합류, 박정우 부상 재발로 최종 탈락[어제TV]" [Kim Jun-ho Andre-jin → Lee Dae-hoon joins 'Mungchan 2', and Park Jung-woo is finally eliminated due to a recurring injury [Yesterday TV]] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Naver.
  11. ^ Moon Ji-yeon (January 12, 2022). "[SC리뷰] 연예부가 최약체? 김재환·이이경 반전 활약('전설체전')" [[SC Review] Is the entertainment department the weakest? Kim Jae-hwan and Lee Yi-kyung's reversal performance ('Legendary Competition')]. Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved January 15, 2022.

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