Soo Yeon Lee is a world champion table tennis player turned international celebrity. Soo Yeon’s table tennis talents have earned her global recognition and her notoriety in the sport opened up a career in film, television and a modelling career.
Lee began training at age nine, under Olympic gold medalist Jung Hwa Hyun. She developed a defensive technique emphasizing spin variations and constant movement. She began racking up titles at age 12 and recognition for Soo’s skills grew after winning six consecutive titles as the Korean National Junior Champion, as well as other international junior tournaments. She later won three Korean national tournaments and secured her place on the Korean National Team where she won 2nd Place in the World University Championship in China. In 2007, she went to the United States and after winning a number of U.S. national tournaments, she won the prestigious Under 2400 category at the U.S. Open Championship, among many others.
She is currently a highly sought out, certified USATT table tennis coach with degrees in Sports Psychology and Physical Education from the Korean National Sports University. Her student roster ranges from amateurs to competition level players and celebrities.
Lee’s resume is world class, but it was her 2014 video with Playboy that cemented her as the sexiest table tennis player in the world.
Here are some of the highlights from her Instagram page and random pictures from around the internet.
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