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Mun Dae-Seong

Full name: Mun Dae-Seong
Original name: 문 대성
Other name(s): Moon Dae-Sung
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: September 3, 1976 in Incheon, Incheon, South Korea
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Taekwondo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

Mun Dae-Sung was a taekwondo champion, winning a heavyweight gold medal at Athina in 2004. He also won titles at the 1999 World Championships, 2000 Asian Championships, and the 2002 Asian Games. Mun attended Dong-A University in Busan, and after graduation competed for the Samsung Professional Taekwondo team. He became quite popular in Korea and was a well-known product spokesperson. In 2008 he was made an Athletes Member of the IOC, and will serve in that role through 2016.

Mun received a doctorate in August 2007, studying neurologic responses in taekwondo competitors. In March 2012 he was charged with plagiarizing his doctoral thesis, and in February 2013 his school agreed with the charges and stripped him of his doctorate. He appealed this decision but the appeal was dismissed by the Seoul Northern District Court. Mun had been elected to the National Assembly in 2012 but resigned his position after the plagiarism charges were confirmed.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 27 Athina Taekwondo Men's Heavyweight South Korea KOR 1 Gold

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R T S DJ D R1DJ R2DJ R3DJ
2004 Summer 27 Athina Taekwondo South Korea KOR Final Round Match 1/2 1 2004-08-29 Mun (KOR) knock-out, Nikolaidis (GRE) knock-out 1 2:10 3 3 0 3
2004 Summer 27 Athina Taekwondo South Korea KOR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 2004-08-29 Mun (KOR) final score, Gentil (FRA) final score 5 5 0 1 2 2
2004 Summer 27 Athina Taekwondo South Korea KOR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 2004-08-29 Mun (KOR) final score, García (ESP) final score 6 6 0 2 3 1
2004 Summer 27 Athina Taekwondo South Korea KOR Round One Match #8 1 2004-08-29 Mun (KOR) final score, Sagindykov (KAZ) final score 7 8 1 3 5 0
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