|Born||13 September 1988 (age 27)
Jeongeup, South Korea
|Height||171 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Daegu, South Korea|
|Team||South Korea National Team
Yangju City Hall
|Rank||Judo2nd degree black belt in|
|Representing South Korea|
|2008 Beijing||-73 kg|
|2007 Rio de Janeiro||-73 kg|
|2009 Rotterdam||-73 kg|
|2010 Tokyo||-73 kg|
|2010 Guangzhou||-73 kg|
|2011 Abu Dhabi||-73 kg|
|2012 Tashkent||-73 kg|
|Revised Romanization||Wang Gi-chun|
He was the favorite for winning the gold medal in the 2008 Olympic Games, however, Wang suffered ribcage fracture when Brazil's Leandro Guilheiro hit him with an elbow in the quarterfinal. Despite fighting through injury, Wang was beaten in the final by Elnur Mammadli from Azerbaijan and had to settle for silver medal . He made up for it in the 2009 World Judo Championships by winning the 73 kg final against North Korean Kim Chol-Su.
After winning the Grand Slam in Paris 2010 he did not compete until the 2010 World Championships Tokyo and lost to Hiroyuki Akimoto in the Semi-Finals and had to settle with the bronze.
In 2009, Wang assaulted a female club patron, slapping her face after an altercation. No charges were pressed after he reached a settlement with the victim.
Wang was in controversy again in 2014, when he was detained for eight days by the Republic of Korea Army's military police for using his mobile phone while serving his national service. He was caught using his phone again a week later, and was sent to the military correctional facility.
- Videos of Wang Ki-Chun (judovision.org)
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