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Ha-Ram
Woo
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea, KOR
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 March 1998
Height
168 cm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Korean

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in his first year of primary school.
Why this sport?
Coach Hong Myung-Hee encouraged him to take up the sport seriously.
Club / Team
Korea Sports Promotion Foundation: Korea
Name of coach
Kwon Kyung-Min [national], KOR; Hong Myung-Hee [national], KOR

International Debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Korea
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 10m platform final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news20.busan.com, 01 Jul 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Hong Myung-Hee, Korean diver Kim Yeong-Nam. (CJ Hello Vision Busan Broadcasting YouTube channel, 22 Sep 2016; kbs.co.kr, 30 Jul 2018)
Injuries
He has suffered persistent injuries to his knee during his sporting career. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 15 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2014 Athlete of the Year by the Busan Sports Council in the Republic of Korea. (kookje.co.kr, 19 Nov 2014)

He was named the 2014 Athlete of the Year by the Korea Swimming Federation. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 13 Feb 2015)

He was named the 2012 Global Sports Star of the Year by the Busan Sports Council. (sports.busan.kr, 11 Apr 2014; news20.busan.com, 23 Jul 2013)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 15 Oct 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He was the first Korean diver to compete in a final at the Olympic Games. He qualified for the 10m platform final at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he finished 11th. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Mar 2017; news.chosun.com, 21 Aug 2016)