Representing Korea in the IBSA Judo World Cup 2018
Third place in individuals under 81kg, first place in group competition
Won all matches in group competition with ippon... Helped Korea win with unparalleled skills
[May 3, 2018]
<Kim Yoon-ho of YU (second from right) won the bronze medal at the 2018 IBSA Judo World Cup in Turkey>
Kim Yoon-ho (22, senior in the Department of Special Physical Education) of the YU judo team won the bronze medal at the –81kg class in the 2018 International Blind Sports Federation Judo World Cup in Turkey.
Mr. Kim took part in the 2018 IBSA Judo World Cup in Turkey to represent Korea from April 17 to 27. In this tournament, Kim placed third in the individuals and first place in the group competition.
In the individual contests, Kim defeated his Japanese and French opponent in the round of 16 and quarter-finals, respectively. In the semi-finals, he lost against his opponent from Azerbaijan, but in the match for the bronze medal, he won the bronze medal with a bronze medal with a seoi-nage against his Russian adversary. In particular, Kim won all of his matches with ippon in the group competition to help Korea win the group competition.
Kim Yoon-ho won the gold medal at the Grand Gran Prix Disabled Judo Tournament held in Kazakhstan in September of last year. In May of last year, he took first place in the individuals and group competition in the ‘2017 IBSA Asian Judo Championships’ held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, thus demonstrating his world-class skills by conquering the Asian stage. There are high expectations for him to win medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games and the 2020 Paralympics.