Nam Hyun-hee

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Nam.
Nam Hyun-Hee
Nam Hyun-Hee at Joint Press Conference of Team Korea for ‘17th Asian Games Incheon 2014’.jpg
Nam Hyun-Hee at Joint Press Conference of Team Korea for 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014
Personal information
Born (1981-09-29) 29 September 1981 (age 35)
Seongnam, South Korea
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 44 kg (97 lb)
Sport Fencing
Nam Hyun-hee
Hangul 남현희
Revised Romanization Nam Hyeon-hui
McCune–Reischauer Nam Hyŏnhŭi

Nam Hyun-Hee (Korean pronunciation: [nam.ɦjʌn.ɦi] or [nam] [hjʌn.ɦi]; born 29 September 1981) is a South Korean foil fencer. She is a left-handed fencer.

She won the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics after losing 6-5 to Valentina Vezzali in the final.[1] She was also a team bronze medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics, with South Korea beating France in the bronze medal match. Her teammates were Jeon Hee-Sok, Jung Gil-Ok and Oh Ha-Na.[1]

At World Championship level she was twice a world bronze medalist as an individual (2010 and 2011), she was part of the Korean team that won the team world championship in 2005.[2] Nam was also part of the Korean teams that won the bronze medal in the foil team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships, after beating Poland in the bronze medal match with her teammates Jeon, Jung and Seo Mi-Jung, 2010 World Championships, beating Germany with teammates Jeon, Seo and Oh, and the 2011 World Championship, beating Poland again, this time with teammates Jeon, Jung and Lee Hye-Sun.[2]

She was chosen to give the athlete's oath at the 2014 Asian Games.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Nam Hyun-Hee Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "NAM HYUN-HEE FIE Biography" (PDF). FIE. Retrieved 18 February 2015.