Jeon Ki Young His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Jeon Ki Young ?
Jeon Ki Young is a South Korean Judoka, who competed back in the 1990s. He is most well known for winning a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, as well as winning the world championship three consecutive times.
Jeon Ki Young retired at a fairly young age, retiring in 1999 at the age of 25 years old. Jeon Ki Young says he retired due to a combination of knee injuries and a lack of motivation due to him dominating all of his competition at the time.
After his retirement, Jeon Ki Young was approached by Pride FC, the world’s largest MMA promotion at the time and Japanese martial arts and pro wrestling legend Antonio Inoki. The promotion tried to set up a match between Jeon Ki Young and Hidehiko Yoshida, A Japanese Judoka that Ki-Young beat twice in the finals of the Judo World Championships. Despite Jeon Ki Yeong never losing to Yoshida, he declined the match.
How Old is Jeon Ki Young
Jeon Ki Young was born on July 11, 1973 in Cheongju city in Chungcheongbuk-do province, South Korea. This makes him 48 years old at the time of writing.
Jeon Ki Young’s Family
Information about Jeon Ki Young’s family is not readily available.
How Much is Jeon Ki Young Worth?
Jeon Ki Young’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is between $1 Million to $5 Million US dollars.
How Tall is Jeon Ki Young
Jeon Ki Young stands at 179 centimetres or 5 foot 9 inches tall.
What is Jeon Ki Young’s Reach?
Jeon Ki Young’s reach is currently unknown.
How Much Does Jeon Ki Young Weigh?
Jeon Ki Young competed in both the 78 kilograms (171 pounds) division and the 86 kilogram (189.5 pounds) division.
Jeon Ki Young Fight List
Jeon Ki Young’s fight list starts with his first recorded international competition at the Tournoi de Paris in France in 1993. At this tournament, Jeon Ki Young took home first place in the under 78 kilogram division.
Jeon Ki Young then competed at the World Masters Munich also in 1993 and take home the bronze medal in the under 78 kg division. Jeon Ki Young would then compete at the Woprld Championships Hamilton and get back to taking home gold by winning in his division.
Jeon Ki Young would then start off 1994 with a second place medal at that year’s Tournoi de Paris. For his next competition, the ASKO World Tournament Leonding, Jeon Ki Young would move up to the under 86 kilograms division and it would turn out to be a good idea as he would take home first place.
For his next tournament Jeon Ki Young would take one last trip back down to the under 78 kilogram division at the World Masters Munich and take home first place.
His next event, the Dutch Open 's-Hertogenbosch, Jeon Ki Young made the move to the 86 kilogram division permanently and took home first place. That event would be the frist that Jeon Ki Young would compete at in 1995 and he would go on to compete 4 more times that year and would take home first place at all of those events including at that year’s world championships.
To start off 1996, Jeon Ki Young competed at that year’s ASKO World Tournament Leonding and take home frist place. The next event he comepted at would be the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Here Jeon Ki Young would take home the greatest honor in all of sports, a gold medal at the Olympics.
Jeon Ki Young finished off his 1996 competitive year at the Asian Championships Ho Chi Minh and in a surprising upset he would only take home third palace in his division.
In his final competitive year Jeon Ki Young would compete 4 times. First he took home first place at the Tournoi de Paris and then go on to also win frist palace at that years ASKO World Tournament Leonding. Jeon Ki Young then won at that years world championships in Paris, where he won his third consecutive world championship.
In his final competition at the South Asian Games in his home country of South Korea, Jeon Ki Young would take home second place.
Who Did Jeon Ki Young Lose to?’
Jeon Ki Young was incredibly dominant during his prime time in the sport of Judo however he did lose to some fighters. Some of the few people that beat Jeon Ki Young include, Taisuke Otsuji and Mark Huizinga.
What is Jeon Ki Young Record
Jeon Ki Young finished his competitive Judo Career with a total of 46 record matches. Out fo those 46 matches, Jeon Ki Young won an impressive 44 matches and only ever lost twice. This gives him a win percentage of 96 percent.
What Titles Has Jeon Ki Young Held
Jeon Ki Young won many high level accolades during his competitive judo career. These include
- Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympics
- 3 time consecutive world champion (1993, 1995, 1997)
- 1x Gold Medal at the Asia Championships 1995
- 1X Bronze Medal at the Asia Championships 1996
Has Jeon Ki Young Had Any Serious Injuries
Jeon Ki Young suffered multiple knee injuries during his career as a championship Judoka. These injuries actually contributed to his retirement from competition.
Is Jeon Ki Young Retired?
Jeon Ki Young retired from Judo competition in 1997 at the age of 25. He says that he retired from competition due to a lack of motivation and knee injuries he had been dealing with. Since he has been retired, Jeon Ki Young has been still active in the world of Judo. In 2005 he was appointed professor of Judo Department at Yongin University. In 2015 he was inducted into the International Judo Federations hall of fame and finally in 2021 he became the IJF’s Head of Refeering.
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