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Kim Su-Nyeong

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameKim•Su-Nyeong
Used nameKim•Su-Nyeong
Name orderOriental
Original name김•수녕
Other namesKim Soo-Nyung
Born5 April 1971 in ?, Chungcheongbuk (KOR)
Measurements165 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsYecheon County Office (KOR)
NOC Republic of Korea

Biography

In only a few short years, Korea’s Kim Soo-Nyung established herself as the greatest woman archer of the modern era. In 1988, Kim won an individual and team gold medal in archery at the Olympics. Nicknamed “Viper,” she was also women’s individual and team world champion in both 1989 and 1991. Through 1990, she held every woman’s world record at all distances and the overall as well. At the Barcelona Olympics she again helped Korea to the team gold but finished second in the individual event. Her four medals and three gold medals are both records for archery at the Olympics since its “modern” reinstatement in 1972.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Archery KOR Kim Su-Nyeong
Individual, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Archery KOR Kim Su-Nyeong
Individual, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Archery KOR Kim Su-Nyeong
Individual, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team, Women (Olympic) Republic of Korea 1 Gold

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