Park Jang-soon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.
Park Jang-soon
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Men's freestyle wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Welterweight
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Welterweight
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Lightweight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Toronto 74 kg

Park Jang-Soon (Hangul: 박장순, Hanja: 朴章洵; born April 10, 1968 in Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do) is a retired South Korean freestyle wrestler, world champion and Olympic champion.

Olympics[edit]

He received a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1] He won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[2] At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta he received a silver medal.[3]

World championships[edit]

Park won a gold medal at the 1993 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Toronto, defeating former Olympic and world champion Dave Schultz in the final match. He became the first South Korean wrestler to win both a wrestling world championship and an Olympic gold medal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul, South Korea – Wrestling" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 7, 2008)
  2. ^ "1992 Summer Olympics – Barcelona, Spain – Wrestling" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 7, 2008)
  3. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Wrestling" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 7, 2008)