Lee Eun-chul

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Olympic medal record
Men's shooting
Gold 1992 Barcelona 50 m rifle prone

Lee Eun-chul (Korean: 이은철; Hanja: born January 3, 1967) is a South Korean rifle shooter who was the first Korean to compete at five Olympic Games (1984 to 2000). He reached the 1992 and 1996 Olympic finals in 50 metre rifle prone, the first time advancing from 8th position to winning the gold medal. He also won two golds at the World Championships, four golds at the Asian Championships, and five golds at the Asian Games.[1]

He turned down offers of undergraduate study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and West Point and chose to study computer science at Texas Lutheran University so that he would be able to better able to balance the demands of his sport with getting an education.

He is now a successful businessman in the high tech industry.[1]

Olympic results
Event 1988 1992 1996 2000
50 metre rifle three positions 28th
1161
11th
1162
18th
1163
18th
1160
50 metre rifle prone 1st Gold
597+105.5
7th
596+103.1
41st
587
10 metre air rifle 12th
589
11th
590
18th
588

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