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This is a Korean name; the family name is Wang.
Medal record
Competitor for  South Korea
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Silver 2008 Beijing -73 kg
World Championships
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro -73 kg
Gold 2009 Rotterdam -73 kg
Korean name
Hangul 왕기춘
Hanja 王機春

Wang Ki-Chun (born September 13, 1988 in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do) is a male judoka from South Korea.

He became known for beating the 2004 Olympic champion Lee Won-Hee in the qualification matches for the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games.

Wang won the world title at the age of 19 at the 2007 World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He was the favorite for winning the gold medal in the 2008 Olympic Games, however, Wang suffered ribcage fracture when Brazil's Leandro Guilheiro hit him with an elbow in the quarterfinal. Despite fighting through injury, Wang was beaten in the final by Elnur Mammadli from Azerbaijan and had to settle for silver medal[1]. He made up for it in the 2009 World Judo Championships by winning the 73kg final against North Korean Kim Chol-Su.

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