36 y/o | Seniors




67 kg

Season 2024

1 W / 1 L

About Hansu

Hansu RYU (KOR), the veteran two-time world champion, is looking to make up for disappointing 5th-place finish at Rio 2016 Olympics...Earned spot in Tokyo Games with top-2 finish at Asian qualifying tournament, beating Aram VARDANYAN (UZB) by fall in semifinals. Six days later in same Almaty arena, moved up to 72kg and won 3rd straight title at Asian Championships and 4th overall. Beat 2020 bronze medalist Ruslan TSAREV (KGZ) 6-5 in final...At 2019 World Championships, lost 3-1 in quarterfinals to Ismael BORRERO MOLINA (CUB), then 2-1 in repechage to Frank STAEBLER (GER) to miss Olympic ticket...Had Olympic dream shattered at Rio 2016 by 2-1 loss to Migran ARUTYUNYAN (ARM) in quarterfinals. Reversed win by Ryu in semifinals at 2015 World Championships, where he lost to Staebler in final...Won senior world golds in 2013 and 2017....Asian Games champion in 2014 (beat London 2012 bronze medalist Ryutaro MATSUMOTO (JPN) in final) and 2018...Two-time world junior bronze medalist (2006-07).