Won Jeong-Sik

Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Yoon Jin-Hee, daughters Ra-Im and Ra-Yul
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean
Higher education
Physical Education - Korea National Sport University: Seoul, KOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting at age 14.
Why this sport?
His high school physical education teacher suggested he take up weightlifting.
Club / Team
Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall: Korea
Name of coach
Seo Young-Sik [club], KOR: Jeon Sang-Seok [national], KOR; Kim Dong-Hyun [national], KOR
International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Korea
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 29 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
His wife Yoon Jin-Hee. (Athlete, 29 Jul 2016)
Injuries
He suffered injuries to both calf muscles while he was trying the snatch lift at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (yna.co.kr, 22 Aug 2018)

He sustained an injury to his calf muscle at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea, and underwent surgery after the event. (sportsseoul.com, 11 Aug 2016; Athlete, 29 Jul 2016)

In 2012 he sustained a knee injury. (asiaone.co.kr, 02 Feb 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do my best, and be passionate." (Athlete, 29 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 and 2018 he was presented with the Best Male Weightlifter Award by the Korea Weightlifting Federation. (ksilbo.co.kr, 29 Jan 2018; imnews.imbc.com, 31 Jan 2019)

In 2018 he received the Best Athlete Award in the competition category at the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee Athletics Awards. (sportalkorea.com, 27 Feb 2018)

In 2013 he was given an Excellence Award by the Korea Weightlifting Federation. (newsis.com, 14 Jan 2014)
Famous relatives
His wife Yoon Jin-Hee has represented Republic of Korea in weightlifting. In the women's 53kg she won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games and a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. (asiaone.co.kr, 02 Feb 2014; joongboo.com, 19 Apr 2016; news.khan.co.kr, 08 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To compete with his wife at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (news1.kr, 10 Aug 2016; munhwa.com, 27 Jul 2018)

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