Lee Jin-il

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Lee Jin-Il (born January 12, 1973[1] in Daegu) is a retired South Korean athlete who competed in the 800 metres. His personal best time is 1.44.14 metres, achieved in June 1994 in Seoul. This is the current South Korean record.[2] It was also the Asian record until it was broken by Yusuf Saad Kamel in 2004.

Lee took part in the 1992 IAAF World Cup and came in fifth place. He won the gold medal in the 800 m at the 1993 East Asian Games and went on to win consecutive gold medals at the Asian Games. He represented South Korea on the global stage three times: first at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics where he finished third in his 800 m heat, then he competed at the 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships where he was sixth in the semi-finals, and finally he took part in the 1993 World Championships in Athletics later that year. In 1995 he was suspended for two years after a doping violation.



  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  2. ^ South Korean athletics records