• name: Jin JONG-HO
  • year of birth: 1979
  • nationality: Korean
  • birthplace: Gangwon, Korea
  • discipline(s): AP60,FP
  • pb: 583 in 50m Pistol (World Record) at the 2014 ISSF World Championships
  • coach: Kim Sun Il
  • olympic medals: Gold London 2012, Gold Beijing 2008, Silver Athens 2004
  • shoots with: ELEY tenex pistol


As a professional shooter for Korea, Jong-oh spends his time training, practicing and perfecting his shooting technique, which has led to him becoming triple Olympic Champion, winning consecutive Gold medals in the Men’s 50m Pistol event.

In the 2004 summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens, Greece, Jong-Oh competed fiercely in the Men’s 50m Pistol and after winning the qualification round he took home the Silver medal.

Following on from his 2004 Olympic success, in 2008 Jong-Oh competed in the Summer Olympics (Games of the XXIX Olympiad), in Beijing, China and won the coveted Gold medal in the Men’s 50m Pistol.

From this Olympic Success, in 2009 Jong-Oh competed in the twenty-fourth annual ISSF World Cup in Wuxi, taking home the Gold Medal for the Men’s 50m Pistol.

On the lead up London Olympic games, from 2008 to 2010 Jong-Oh went on to win Gold and Silver medals at the Asian Games and at the ISSF World Championships. Competing in the London 2012 Games, Jong-Oh became the first man in history to successfully defend the 50m Pistol title, winning the Gold medal.

Jong-Oh continued to train and perfect his technique from 2012 to 2014 set a new World Record at the qualification stage of the 2014 ISSF World Championship in Granada, Spain. This was 34 years after it was originally set, making it a truly impressive accolade.

60 seconds with Jin

tell us an interesting fact about yourself

I absolutely love guns and anything gun related. If I was born in another country, I would have become a gun collector.

what is your occupation?

I am a professional shooter in Korea.

what is your proudest moment?

When I got my first gold medal in Guangzhou 2006

what training tips can you offer?

There are no special tips but it’s really important to concentrate and spend a lot of time practicing.

do you have a motto or saying?

Never give up, keep going.