Yun Ok-hee

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Yun Ok-hee
Medal record
Women's Archery
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Ulsan Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Belek Team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Belek Individual
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2010 Edinburgh Individual
Gold medal – first place 2013 Paris Individual
Gold medal – first place 2013 Paris Mixed Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Lausanne Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Copenhagen Individual
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Individual
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Individual
Yun Ok-hee
Revised RomanizationYun Ok-hui
McCune–ReischauerYun Ok-hŭi

Yun Ok-hee (Korean: 윤옥희, Hanja: 尹玉姬, Korean pronunciation: [jun.o.kʰi]; born 1 March 1985) is a South Korean archer, who won the gold medal in the team and a silver in the individual competition at the 2006 Asian Games and is a former world number one.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Yun finished her ranking round with a total of 667 points, six points behind ranking leader Park Sung-hyun. This gave her the second seed for the final competition bracket in which she faced Albina Kamaltdinova in the first round, beating the archer from Tajikistan 109-102. In the second round, Yun was too strong for Marie-Pier Beaudet (114-107) and via Chen Ling (113-103) in the third round she advanced to the quarter finals. There she had no problem beating Khatuna Lorig 111-105. In the semi-final however, she was unable to win against the local Chinese favourite Zhang Juanjuan who equaled the newly set Olympic Record by Park Sung-Hyun of 115 points earlier that day. Yun's 109 points were not enough to advance to the final. In the bronze medal match, she scored another 109 points and this time it was good enough to beat North Korean Kwon Un-sil who scored 106 points.[1]

Together with Park Sung-hyun and Joo Hyun-jung she also took part in the team event. With her 667 score from the ranking round combined with the 673 of Park and the 664 of Joo the South Korean team was in first position after the ranking round, which gave them a straight seed into the quarter finals. With 231-217 they were far too strong for the Italian team. The 231 also was a new World Record. In the semi final against France they scored 213 points with the French scoring 184, securing their final spot. Opponent China came with a strong 215 points performance, but South Korea won the gold with a 224 points score.[1]

Asian Games[edit]

She competed at the 2006 Asian Games, where she won a gold medal in the team event and a silver in the individual, and at the 2010 Asian Games where she won gold medals in the individual and team events.[2]

2013 comeback[edit]

In 2013, Yun was again selected for the South Korean team after two years of absence. She achieved great success, reaching the semi-finals of the 2013 World Archery Championships, winning two stages of the 2013 Archery World Cup and, on 22 September 2013, she defeated Deepika Kumari from India with a score of 6-4 to win the 2013 Archery World Cup Final, ending the year again as the number one ranked archer in the world.[3]

Individual performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR
World Archery tournaments
Olympic Games 3rd 0/1
World Championships QF 3rd 0/2
World Cup
Stage 1 3rd W 1/2
Stage 2 4th W 2nd 1/3
Stage 3 W 2nd 3rd 1/3
Stage 4 W 2nd W 3rd W 3/5
World Cup Final DNQ DNQ 3rd 3rd W W 2/4
End of year world ranking 2 9 1 1 1 24 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Yun Ok-Hee". Archived from the original on August 13, 2008. Retrieved August 20, 2008.CS1 maint: unfit url (link),, ret: Aug, 20 2008
  2. ^ "Olympians Who Won a Medal at the Asian Games". Olympics at Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Korea's YUN Ok Hee recovers World Cup Final crown". World Archery Communication. 22 September 2013.