Lee Dae Hoon
Date Of Birth: 5.2.1992
World Weight Category: Male 68
Olympic Weight Category: Male 68
Olympic Games 2012: Silver
World Championships 2013: Gold
World Championships 2011: Gold
Grand prix Series 1 2014: Gold
Asian Championships 2014: Gold
Asian Championships 2012: Gold
Fighting Skill Analyst:
Fighting Elements Ranking (1-7)
The Korean superstar- Lee Dae Hoon
“I want people to say my play style is exciting. I plan to be aggressive in competing.”
Korea’s own superstar Lee Dae-Hoon has won almost every tournament he has played and has an impressive 82.6% winning rate.
One of the most popular practitioners in today’s world Lee garnered 30 votes out of 105 cast among his peers and the 23-year-old Seoul native was voted the WTF Male Player of the Year at the inaugural WTF Gala Awards Dinner in Queretaro, Mexico in December 2014.
Lee boasts of an impressive arsenal of moves that can down any opponent.
Fighting in one of the most competitive weight categories in the sport, Lee has a crowd-pleasing style of fighting with head back leg kick and head front leg kick among his most popular moves.
A superstar is born
Greatness was written for him from a very young age. Practicing his art in the home of the sport had some perks. Lee kicked off this taekwondo career at a gym in Sinchon, Seoul at the tender age of four under the watchful eye of his coach- his father.
After some years when Lee Dae-Hoon made the national Olympic team as a high school student in 2010, Korean taekwondo circles welcomed the appearance of a superstar rookie.
It was an amazing accomplishment on so many levels given that the country’s Olympic taekwondo trials often turns out to be as competitive as the world championships and Korea have one of the strongest teams in the world.
Medals and Achievements
Lee never looked back as he continued on the winning track clinching the gold medal in the men’s 63 kg class at the Asian Games in 2010 in Guangzhou. He then won the 2011 WTF world championship gold in Gyeongju, which shot him to the top of the world rankings. Lee then went down to flyweight -58kg to compete in the Olympics as there are only 4 weight categories there.
He captured his first flyweight gold at the 2012 Asian Taekwondo Championships, beating reigning Asian flyweight champion Pen-Ek Karaket 8:4 in the final.
He lost out to Joel Gonzalez in the Olympic final earning him a silver medal. He then again went on to compete in the bantamweight category and won another WTF world championship gold medal in 2013.
Lee also won his second gold medal at the 2014 Asian games in Incheon. He claimed a gold medal in the Asian Championships in 2014 held in Tashkent.
In 2015 he has won gold at the Qatar open and Australia open while again losing out to Joel Gonzalez in the WTF world championships to settle for silver.