Archer Athlete

Seo Hyang-Soon

Quick Facts

IntroSouth Korean archer
Is Athlete
Archer
From South Korea
Type Sports
Genderfemale
Birth 8 July 1967, Gwangju, South Korea
Age53 years
Star signCancer
Family
Spouse: Park Kyung-Ho
Education
Gwangju Munhwa Elementary School
Gwangju Girls’ High School

Biography

Seo Hyang-soon (Korean: 서향순; Hanja: 徐香順; RR: Seo Hyang-sun, born July 8, 1967) is a female South Korean archer and Olympic champion. She competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where she won an individual gold medal at the age of seventeen. She became Korea’s first female gold medalist.

She moved to the United States in 2004, where she teaches archery at her own archery school in Irvine, California. Her husband is Park Kyung-ho, who won a gold medal in judo at the 1986 Asian Games. They have three children, their eldest daughter, Park Seong-min (박성민) is a professional golfer.