Kim Jong-su

Kim Jong-Su

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Kim Jong-su (Hangul: 김정수; Hanja: 金鐘秀,) is a North Korean sport shooter who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In Athens, he won the bronze medal in the 50 metre pistol competition, and finished eighth in the air pistol final. In Beijing, he won a silver medal in 50 metre pistol and a bronze medal in 10 metre air pistol, but was later disqualified for doping and stripped of both medals.

As a competitor at the 2008 Olympics

Kim competed in the 10 metre air pistol event during the 2008 Olympics on the August 9, where he came third in the qualification round, with 584 points, and again came third in the final round, with 683.0 points, initially earning a bronze medal. Three days later, he then competed in the 50 metre pistol event, where he scored 563 and 660.2 points for qualification and final rounds respectively, thus earning a silver medal.

Propranolol doping

On August 15, 2008, three days after Kim won his third Olympic medal, the International Olympic Committee announced that he had tested positive for the banned substance propranolol during a doping test. Propranolol is a beta blocker that is mainly used to treat hypertension, but also prevents trembling. Kim was stripped of his two medals from the 2008 Summer Olympics, making Kim the second athlete, and first medal winning athlete, to test positive for a banned substance at the 2008 Olympic...
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