Sun-Hee LEE

Republic of Korea KOR

Taekwondo

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Sydney 2000
  • Year of Birth
    1978
Olympic Results

Biography

Sun-Hee LEE

In order to qualify for the Korean taekwondo team at the 2000 Olympics, 1996 world junior champion Sun-Hee Lee had to defeat two-time world champion Hyang-Mi Cho.

Once at the Sydney Games, Lee began with a 5-1 victory over Kirsimarja Koskinen of Finland and then followed with a 4-1 defeat of Mirjam Mueskens of the Netherlands in the semifinals.

In the first round of the final, the bout had to be stopped briefly when Lee's opponent, Trude Gundersen of Norway, kicked her in the throat.

Despite this setback, Lee scored twice in each round and won 6-3. Lee said that in taekwondo, "It's not the strongest who becomes the winner; it's the one who beats the strongest."

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sydney 2000

G
Welterweight (≤67 kilograms)
Welterweight (≤67 kilograms) Taekwondo
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Barcelona 1992

G
Middleweight (≤ 70 kilograms)
Middleweight (≤ 70 kilograms) Taekwondo