Lee Ji-young (swimmer)

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Lee Ji-young
Personal information
Full name Lee Ji-young
National team  South Korea
Born (1989-07-10) 10 July 1989 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Peddie Aquatics (U.S.)

Lee Ji-young (also Lee Ji-yeong, Korean: 이 지영; born July 10, 1989) is a South Korean swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.[1] She became the first female South Korean in history to train in the United States, and swim for the Peddie Aquatic Association in Hightstown, New Jersey.[2]

As one of South Korea's youngest swimmers, Lee qualified for two swimming events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by achieving FINA A-standard entry time of 2:31.32 (200 m breaststroke) from the Dong-A Swimming Tournament in Seoul.[3][4] In the 100 m breaststroke, Lee challenged seven other swimmers on the third heat, including two-time Olympian İlkay Dikmen of Turkey. She edged out New Zealand's Annabelle Carey to take a seventh spot and thirty-third overall by 0.29 of a second in 1:12.93.[5][6] In her second event, 200 m breaststroke, Lee placed twenty-fourth overall on the morning's preliminaries. Swimming in the final heat of five, she rounded out a field of seven swimmers to last place in 2:34.55, more than three seconds off her entry time.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Lee Ji-Young". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (27 January 2010). "New Peddie Pool Opens Tonight Versus Germantown Academy". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Breaststroke Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Women's 200m Breaststroke Startlist (Heat 5)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke Heat 3". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "Women’s 100 Breaststroke Prelims: Aussies Hanson and Jones Qualify One-Two". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 July 2006. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Women's 200m Breaststroke Heat 5". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Women’s 200 Breaststroke Day 5 Prelims: Leisel Jones Leads the Way Again in 2:26.02". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 

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