Choi Min Ho: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Choi Min Ho?
Choi Min Ho is a Judo player, instructor, and olympic gold medalist from South Korea. His victory in the 2008 Beijing olympics helped propel him onto the world grappling scene. Now, he is dedicated to teaching and has recently produced an instructional for BJJFanatics to share some of his world-class knowledge.
Olympic Style Seoi Nage by Choi Min Ho is available now from BJJFanatics.com!
How Old is Choi Min Ho?
As of August 2021, Choi Min Ho is 41 years old. He competed as an olympian as a younger athlete: he was 23 for the summer games in Athens in 2004. His gold medal run in the Beijing olympics happened four years later, when Choi was 27 years old.
Choi Min Ho Family
Little has been written or shared about his immediate or extended family. It is known, however, that Choi Min Ho was born on August 18, 1980. His parents were from Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.
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How Much is Choi Min Ho Worth?
Although he may not yet be a household name in America, Choi Min Ho is very well known in his home country of Korea for representing his country well in the 2008 summer olympic games. Although precise figures are not available, his estimated net worth in 2021 is in the 1 million dollar to 5 million dollar range.
How Tall is Choi Min Ho?
Choi Min Ho is average sized for his super lightweight division, comprised of Judokas who are 60 Kg and under. Choi stands about 5 ft 3 in, or 162 cm, tall.
How Much Does Choi Min Ho Weigh?
Although he competed at a smaller size, 60 kg and under, Choi Min Ho now walks around at about 65 kg. This means that in his prime fighting days he was cutting about 5 kg, or 11 lbs, to make weight. This weight cut is within normal ranges and would not have profound performance impacts on a well trained and conditioned athlete.
Choi Min Ho Fight List
Choi Min Ho fought an impressive 120 judo matches in his professional career. With such a long competition record, there are too many fights to list individually. Some of his major achievements in the sport are as follows:
- 2001 Asian Championships - Ulaanbaatar, 60 Kg - Silver Medal
- 2002 Asian Games - Busan, 60 Kg - Bronze Medal
- 2003 World Championships - Osaka, 60 Kg - Gold Medal
- 2004 Olympic Games - Athens, 60 Kg - Bronze Medal
- 2007 Asian Championships - Kuwait City, 60 Kg - Bronze Medal
- 2007 World Championships - Rio de Janeiro, 60 Kg - Bronze Medal
- 2008 Olympic Games - Beijing, 60 Kg - Gold Medal
- 2010 Asian Games - Guangzhou, 60 Kg - Bronze Medal
- 2012 Asian Championships - Tashkent, 60 Kg - Silver Medal
Choi Min Ho's Best Fight of All Time
Choi Min Ho’s most memorable moment on the mat came in 2008 in the finals of the Beijing summer olympic games. He ran through his competition, scoring major throws on every opponent. He defeated the Austrian Judoka, Ludwig Paischer, in order to bring home the gold medal for South Korea
Who Did Choi Min Ho Lose To?
In the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, Choi Min Ho did not make the final round. He lost a match to the Mongolian Judoka Khashbaataryn Tsagaanbaatar but still took home the bronze medal, fueling his fire for a successful gold medal run in Beijing in2008.
Choi Min Ho Record
Choi Min Ho has an impressive professional Judo record of 89 wins and 31 losses. This means that he has won 74%, nearly three-quarters, of the contests that he’s entered.
Choi Min Ho Injuries
Although Judo is a sport that has occasionally been known to cause chronic damage to its athletes, there is no record of any major, career-altering injuries for Choi Min Ho.
Is Choi Min Ho Retired?
Having had his last professional match in 2012, Choi Min Ho is now retired from competition. Although he is a committed, lifelong practitioner of Judo, he has turned his attention towards coaching and teaching. His instructional on BJJFanatics covers the shoulder throw, or seoi nage, from the perspective of a successful olympic athlete. Make sure you check out his tips on positioning to improve your own shoulder throw mechanics!
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