How Did this Korean lad seek attention of all the Kabaddi Fanatics across the globe?

– Ambarish Upadhyay

Jang Kun Lee, the Korean kabaddi sensation was born on 6th November 1982 at Busan, South Korea.

Lee was a fitness freak since his college days, At the age of 18 when he was pursuing his physical education in college, just after 2 years he got selected in the Korean National Kabaddi team for 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

At the age of 20, Lee won the first medal at international level which was bronze medal at 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

Lee impressed the selectors and coaches and with his splendid performances he got included in Korean kabaddi team for 2014 Asian Games, where he won bronze with the team.

His tremendous run with the Korean team continued as he became the MVP of 2016 kabaddi world cup & ended the world cup campaign by winning bronze with the team.

Lee was made the captain of the Korean Kabaddi team for Kabaddi Masters 2018 where he successfully led the team to bronze medal victory. Under his captaincy, the Korean kabaddi team won silver medal at 2018 Asian Games.

Let’s have a look at his international kabaddi career so far-

·         2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games = Bronze Medal

·         2014 Asian Games = Bronze Medal

·         2016 Asian Beach Games = Bronze Medal

·         2016 Kabaddi World Cup = Bronze Medal

·         2018 Kabaddi Masters = Bronze Medal

·         2018 Asian Games = Silver Medal

·         2019 World Martial Arts Championship = Gold Medal

Undoubtedly, Lee had a remarkable kabaddi career at international stages.

The Korean kabaddi wizard made his PKL debut in season 1 for Bengal Warriors and was part of the team till season 5. Lee had a great run in PKL too with Bengal.

Lee was released by Bengal before PKL 7, Patna signed the Korean star at a price of 40 lakhs in the auction.

Let’s have a look at his international kabaddi career so far-



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Jang Kun Lee is the most successful overseas raider in PKL with 471 raid points to his name.