Kim Hyeon-woo

김현우 / Kim Hyun Woo (Kim Hyeon Woo)

Kim Hyeon-Woo( Hangul : 김현우, born November 6, 1988 in Wonju , Gangwon-do ) is a male wrestler from South Korea . In the 2012 Summer Olympics , Kim won the gold medal in the 66 kg Greco-Roman wrestling final.

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Kim began to train judo at the age of 9. However he converted his sport into wrestling at age 13.

Kim first drew international attention in 2006 when he won the silver medal at the World Junior Wrestling Championships and the gold medal at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championships. Kim became a member of the South Korean senior national team in 2010 when he won the gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships .

At the 2011 World Wrestling Championships , Kim won bronze for his first medal at a major competition. In the quarterfinal bout, he beat 2008 Olympic silver medalist Vitaliy Rahimov of Azerbaijan 2-0. In December 2011, Kim won the gold medal in the men's Greco-Roman 66 kg at the Pre-London Olympics Test Event.

At the 2012 Olympics , Kim edged out defending Olympic champion Steeve Guenot of France 2-1 in the semifinals. In the final, Kim beat Tamás Lőrincz of Hungary with 2-0 (1:0, 2:0) to give South Korea its first wrestling gold of the London Games.

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