Lee Eun-chul, the 1992 Olympic gold medalist in men’s 50m rifle prone, has qualified as an international shooting referee.
Last month he completed an international refereeing course in Korea and passed the final examination. Lee will referee in domestic competitions for the rest of this year, and take to international meets from next year.
The 44-year-old former shooter studied computer science in Texas Lutheran University while shooting competitively. He retired in 2000 and is now a businessman.
Lee is also an executive of the Korea Shooting Federation.