Chang Hye-jin

Chang Hye-jin (장혜진) is one of the most popular and finest South Korean former female archers. She is also known as the two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Quick Facts

Real Name Chang Hye-jin
Hangul 장혜진
Hanja N/A
Age 36 years old
Date of Birth May 13, 1987
Birth Place South Korea
Zodiac sign ♎ Taurus
Height 5 feet 2 inches (158 cm)
Weight 50 Kg
Net worth $2 million
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Father Name N/A
Siblings N/A
Profession Archer
Education Kyung-Kyung Women’s Junior High School
Daegu Sports High School
Keimyung University
Spouse Eric Chul Woo-Seo
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Instagram @s2.jin____e
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Chang Hye-jin Bio, Age, Parents, and Education

Chang Hye-jin a female archer was born on May 13, 197 in the Daegu metropolitan city of South Korea. As of 2023, her age is 36 years old.

Likewise, she has South Korean citizenship and is of East Asian ethnic group with Protestant Christianity religion. According to her date of birth, his sign is Taurus.

In Hangul Chang Hye-jin’s name is written as 장혜진 and also her family name is Chang.

Additionally, she hasn’t revealed any information about her family members, parents, or siblings except she is one of the eldest of four daughters.

Chang Hye-jin completed her school education at Dagenham Elementary School. She also completed her Junior High School at Kyung-Kyung Women’s Junior High School and her high school at  Daegu Sports High School. She did her college at Keimyung University where she earned a Bachelor’s in Physical Education.

School Dagenham Elementary School
High School Kyung-Kyung Women’s Junior High School, Daegu Sports High School
College Keimyung University
Education Bachelor in Physical Education

Chang Hye-jin Social Media

Chang Hye-jin is active on her Instagram and posts under the username @s2.jin____e and has 23.4K followers as of 2023.

She is not as active on other platforms than Instagram if we find any more accounts than Instagram we will update it.

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Chang Hye-jin Husband and Children

Chang Hye-jin married Eric Chul Woo-Seo on March 2, 2022, and currently has a son named Jini on October 2/2022. They still haven’t publicly said that were they in a relationship before marriage or not.

Currently, they are happy in their current life and we wish them a lot of happiness.

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Chang Hye-jin at her marriage with her husband Eric Chul Woo-Seo

Chang Hye-jin Archer Career

Hye-jin started doing archery at an early age when her friend asked her to try it and practiced a lot with the help of her parents and her coach.

After a lot of practice, she made her debut in 2008 in Chinese Taipei at the World University Games. She was also selected for the 2009 Summer Universiade which was held in Belgrade, Serbia, and won a gold medal in the women’s team recurve event. After Winning the 2009 Summer Universiade, she was also selected for the South Korean senior team in 2010 but unfortunately was placed fourth in the national team trials who were selected for the 2012 Sumer Olympics, where only the top three were selected to participate in the Olympics but she could not.

She again made her debut in the 2013 World Archery Championships after defeating Belarus in a low-scoring final and winning the women’s team recurve title with her teammates Ki Bo-bae and Yun Ok-hee. Later she again took home two gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games, which was held eleven months after the World Archery Championships. In the 2014 Asian Games, she secured a gold medal in the women’s team and women’s individual recurve events. Chang Hye-jin, Jung Dasomi, and Lee Tuk-young were even able to secure South Korea’s fifth consecutive women’s team title in which their opponent was China.

Olympic Championship: 2016

After the second attempt, in 2016 Chang Hye-jin was able to get selected for the Olympics and joined the archer ruling champion Ki Bo-bae and the women’s recurve world number one Choi Mi-sun and went to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. They were expected to win the gold medal and make their nation’s eighth consecutive Olympic victory.

All the pre-tournament predictions were towards Ki Bo-bae and Choi Mi-sun cause of their strong performance in the 2015 World Championships with Reuters (A publicly owned international news and information company established in London, in 1851) describing Chang Hye-jin as the “least-fancied” from the three.

As Rio de Janeiro began its ranking round Chang Hye-jin scored 666 out of 720 and got second position giving her a number two seed for the individual competition. After combining all their score they had 1,998 points and got to the trio team competition.

As the individual event was coming to an end Chang Hye-jin’s opponent was Ki Bo-bae while Choi Mi-sun was already eliminated in the quarter-final round. Although the crowd loved Ki Bo-bae, Chang Hye-jin won the match by seven set points to three and went to the final round where her opponent was Germany’s Lisa Unruh.

Chang Hye-jin won with her opponent Lisa Unruh by six set points to two winning her a second Olympic gold medal. Her victory also made a record for her being the eighth South Korean women’s Olympic individual archery champion and she also marked archery in Korea as the highest Olympic gold meal holding twenty-two after surpassing short-track speed skating.

Chang Hye-jin’s victory and achievement earned her the top female athlete at the 2016 Korea Woman Sports Awards.

World number one: 2017–2018

In June 2017 Chang Hye-jin became the world’s top female recurve archer after she won two medals at the annual Archery World Cup final gold in the mixed team event with Kim Woojin and they brought back bronze in the women’s individual event. In the same year, she went to the 2017 World Championships in October partnered with Choi Mi-sun and Kang Chae-young, and secured Korea’s thirteenth World Championship gold medal in the women’s team defeating Mexico the championship hosting country in the finale. Chang Hye-jin later got a runner-up tag in the women’s individual event where she lost to the Russian world number three Ksenia Perova in the gold medal match.

Chang Hye-jin again started her 2018 career in April with a victory in the first stage of the Archery World Cup where she set a record by placing three arrows within three centimeters (1.2 in) of one another inside the innermost ring. She also continued to the final of the World Cup’s second stage held one month later but unfortunately, she was defeated by Ksenia Perova.

In the August 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta Chang Hye-jin competed shoulder to shoulder with Kang Chae-young, Lee Eun-gyeong, and Lee Woo-seok she couldn’t give her best performance and suffered quarter-final defeats in women’s individual and mixed team events. Even though she was on the national team for a fifth consecutive year and even Korea JoongAng Daily was praised for her consistency. She was eliminated from the World Cup’s final stage holding a runner-up position against Yasemin Anagoz which was held in September but she maintained her position as the World Archery Federation’s number one-ranked female recurve archer at the end of the year 2018.

Decline and retirement: 2019–2022

After achieving the World Archery Federation’s number one-ranked female recurve archer at the end of the year Chang Hye-jin went to the World Championships in June with Choi Mi-sun and Kang Chae-young and got the silver medal after losing to Taiwan in the final for the women’s team event.

As of July 2019, Chang Hye-jin was noticed by the magazine Bow International.

She finished in the top 20 qualifiers for the national selection process for the 2020 Summer Olympics and was eliminated but was qualified later after the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the Olympics for the next year. In March 2021 Chang Hye-jin got eliminated from disagreement for the second time.

After all the highs and lows Chang Hye-jin took retirement in August 2022 from competitive archery.

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Chang Hye-jin with her child Jini

Chang Hye-jin Net Worth

As some sources Chang Hye-jin’s net worth is known to be $2 million as of 2023 and most of her income is from archery.

Body Stats: Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Chang Hye-jin stands at a height of 5 feet and 2 inches (158 cm) and has a weight of 50 kg (110 lb). Her full body measurements such as chest-waist-hip sizes are also unavailable at the moment and will update it as soon as possible.

Except for body measurements, she has a pair of beautiful black eyes black hair, and fair skin and beautiful.

Chang Hye-jin Rumors, Scandals, and Gossip

Hye-jin stays out of the Rumors, Scandals, Gossip, and Controversies and has no records about it.

Trophies and Awards

World champion Two golds (In 2017 and in

Two silvers

Olympic Wins Two golds
Asian Games Two gold, one silver

 

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