Roh Joo-hee

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Roh Joo-hee
Personal information
Full name Roh Joo-hee
National team  South Korea
Born (1983-03-18) 18 March 1983 (age 34)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, breaststroke

Roh Joo-hee (also No Ju-hui, Korean: 노 주희; born March 18, 1983) is a South Korean former swimmer, who specialized in middle-distance freestyle and breaststroke events.[1] As a teenager, she represented South Korea in two editions of the Olympic Games (1996 and 2000), and also held numerous career bests and national records in both 200 and 400 m freestyle.

Roh made her Olympic debut, as South Korea's youngest ever swimmer in history (aged 13), at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[2] She failed to reach the top 16 final in the 200 m breaststroke, finishing only in twenty-eighth place at 2:36.20.[3]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Roh competed only in a middle-distance freestyle double. She achieved FINA B-standards of 2:03.40 (200 m freestyle) and 4:20.02 (400 m freestyle) from the Asian Championships in Busan.[4][5][6] On the second day of the Games, Roh placed thirty-seventh in the 400 m freestyle. Swimming in heat two, she faded down the stretch to pick up a seventh seed in 4:25.66, more than a dozen body length behind leader Laetitia Choux of France.[7][8] The following day, in the 200 m freestyle, Roh posted a time of 2:07.21 to round out the field in heat three, but finished only in thirty-third place on the morning prelims.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roh Joo-hee". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimmers may get gold medals before driver's licenses". The Augusta Chronicle. 18 July 1996. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Women's 200m Breaststroke Heat 3" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 45. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Women's 200m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Albert fifth in Asian Swimming C'ships". Jakarta: The Jakarta Post. 31 March 2000. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 189. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dolan breaks own world mark in 400 IM". Canoe.ca. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 3" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 183. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Malchow sets Olympic record in 200 fly". Canoe.ca. 18 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013.