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Ji Yong-Ju

Full name: Ji Yong-Ju
Original name: 지 용주
Other name(s): Jee Yong-Ju
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2 (158 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: December 19, 1948 in Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea
Died: August 25, 1985 in Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although he had been a boxer since his high school days, the South Korean Olympic delegation had low expectations for light-flyweight fighter Ji Young-Ju at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Nevertheless he battled his way through four rounds and was bested only by Francisco Rodríguez in the final round, and thus captured a silver medal. He had left as an unlikely prospect, but returned to his home country a hero, a reputation that was only bolstered by his gold medal victory in the flyweight category of the boxing tournament at the 1970 Asian Games. He did not make the cut for the 1972 Summer Olympics and, by 1976, he had made the decision to retire. Like many former Olympic medalists, he took up coaching and in 1979 was called to the capital city to help train the national team, but he quickly dropped out of this position. He was stabbed during a fight with his neighbor in August of 1985 and died after five days of excessive bleeding. A statue in the Sports Park of his hometown of Wonju was erected in honor of his Olympic success.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Light-Flyweight South Korea KOR 2 Silver

Men's Light-Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing South Korea KOR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1968-10-26 Rodríguez (VEN) , Ji (KOR) 2 58 59 59+ 58 58 292
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing South Korea KOR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1968-10-24 Ji (KOR) , Skrzypczak (POL) 4 59 60 60 60 60 299 decision
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing South Korea KOR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1968-10-20 Ji (KOR) , Morales (MEX) 3 59 58 58 59 59 293 decision
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing South Korea KOR Round Two Match #8 1 1968-10-18 Ji (KOR) , Zaporozhets (URS) 3 60 58 59 59 59 295 decision
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Boxing South Korea KOR Round One Match #16 1 1968-10-13 Ji (KOR) , Ogada (UGA) referee stops contest 2 2:40
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