Lee Eun-hee

Lee Eun-hee (also Lee Eun-hui, Korean: 이 은희; born March 10, 1979) is a South Korean judoka, who competed in the women's half-lightweight category.[1] She picked up a total of twelve medals in her career, including two golds each from the 2002 Asian Games in Busan and 2004 Asian Judo Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and represented her nation South Korea in the 52-kg class at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2]

Lee Eun-hee
Personal information
Full nameLee Eun-hee
Nationality South Korea
Born (1979-03-10) 10 March 1979
Seoul, South Korea
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Event(s)52 kg

Lee first appeared in the international scene as part of the host nation's squad at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, where she scored a double yuko point over China's Xian Dongmei for the gold medal in the 52-kg division.[2]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Lee qualified for the South Korean squad in the women's half-lightweight class (52 kg), by topping the field and receiving a berth from the Asian Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She lost her opening match to Cuba's Amarilis Savón, who successfully scored an ippon and quickly subdued her on the tatami with an o goshi (full hip throw) at one minute and twenty-four seconds.[3] In the repechage, Lee gave herself a chance for an Olympic bronze medal, but slipped it away in a defeat to Sweden's Sanna Askelöf by an ippon victory and a kosoto gari (small outer reap) throw thirty-six seconds into their first round match.[4][5]


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lee Eun-hee". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. "Two Koreas stop Japan's judo juggernaut". Daily Times (Pakistan). 3 October 2002. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  3. "Cuba conquistó dos medallas de bronce en judo; Japón obtuvo otra de oro" [Cuba has won two bronze medals in judo; Japan adds another gold] (in Spanish). La Jornada. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. "Judo: Women's Half-Lightweight (52kg/115 lbs) Repechage Round 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. "S. Korean Judo Shows Poor Performance". KBS World Radio. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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