Lee Seong-Jin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameLee•Seong-Jin
Used nameLee•Seong-Jin
Name orderOriental
Original name이•성진
Other namesLee Sung-Jin
Born7 March 1985 in ?, Chungcheongnam (KOR)
Measurements164 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsChongbuk Provincial Government
NOC Republic of Korea

Biography

Making her début on the Korean national team in 2003, Lee Seong-Jin survived the highly competitive national trials for the Athens Olympics in 2004. She placed second in the ranking round, and as a second seed she shot her way into the final. There she encountered her team member, [Park Seong-Hyeon], who had set a new world record in the ranking round. Despite leading after the first six arrows, Lee eventually lost 110-108 to win the silver medal. The South Korean women, with Lee, then proceeded to dominate the team event. After a world record in the ranking round, they easily won their quarter-final and semi-final matches. The gold medal round against China was a lot closer, though, and only decided with the final arrow (241-240). Lee has since gone on to win several more international titles. In 2005, she claimed individual and team gold at the World Championships, while also winning at the Universiade. Two years later, she again won two titles, this time at the Asian Championships in Xi’an, China.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2004 Summer Olympics Archery KOR Lee Seong-Jin
Individual, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold
2012 Summer Olympics Archery KOR Lee Seong-Jin
Individual, Women (Olympic) 6
Team, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold

Special Notes