Chu Mu-yen

Chu Mu-yen
Medal record

Mu-yen Chu
Competitor for  Chinese Taipei
Men's taekwondo
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 58 kg
Bronze 2008 Beijing 58 kg
World Championships
Silver 1998 Istanbul Flyweight
Silver 2001 Jeju Finweight
Gold 2003 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Flyweight
WTF World Cup
Silver 2000 Lyon Finweight
Gold 2001 Hochiminh City Finweight
Student World Championships
Gold 2002 Berkeley Finweight
Bronze 2004 Patra Flyweight
Gold 2003 Daegu Flyweight
Asian Games
Silver 2002 Busan Finweight
Bronze 2006 Doha Flyweight

Chu Mu-yen (Traditional Chinese: 朱木炎; pinyin: Zhū Mùyán; born March 14, 1982) is a Taekwondo athlete from Taiwan. He is the second Taiwanese athlete and first male to win a gold medal at the Olympics, winning in men's under 58-kilogram class in Taekwondo at the Athens 2004 Games. He was 22 years old and 1.73 meters tall when he won the Gold at Athens, and frequently competed against larger, stronger players in his Olympic Fly division. In the 2008 Olympics, Chu won the bronze medal in the men's under 58-kilogram class in Taekwondo. He also won the gold medal in the 2003 World Taekwondo Championships

In December 2008, Chu Mu-yen earned his master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He began working on his PhD at the University of South Florida in the Fall of 2009. Though busy with his studies, Chu Mu-yen has participated in Taekwondo clinics and lectures in the greater Pittsburgh area.

In August 2011 Chu Mu-yen arrived in Scotland to continue his studies. He continues to participate in training sessions throughout Scotland.


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