Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Chi Wan Kim
Commissioner for ICAS Liberty Tennis Classic
We are pleased to share
with you that Chi Wan Kim has been appointed as Commissioner for ICAS Liberty Tennis
Classic, effective immediately.
Chi Wan Kim, a native of Korea, has devoted much
of his life to tennis and its associated activities.
Chi Wan was a member of
the Korean National Tennis Team since 1992 until 1996. He participated in the Davis
Cup Tennis Championship as a team member in 1992 and as a team captain from 1993
until 1995. Chi Wan was also an Olympian for 1992 Summer Olympic in Barcelona,
Spain. He proudly won Silver Medal in Men's Double Tennis game at the 1994 Asian
Game in Hiroshima, Japan.
Chi Wan's highlights in a Single Tennis match was against
Kevin Curren, World No. 5 in Single, at the 1992 KAL Cup Korea Open Tennis Championship
held in the Republic of Korea. His most prominent Double Tennis match was with
his long-time double partner Eui Jong Jang against World No. 4 and 1993 French Open
Champion Andrei Olhovskiy and David Adams at the 1994 KAL Cup Korea Open Tennis
Championship in Republic of Korea.
Chi Wan's outstanding contribution to the well-being
of the national physique and psychic was honoured with the Presidential Decoration
of Honor by President Yeong Sam Kim in April 1994.
His passion for tennis continues
in varied ways that include running volunteer community tennis clinics for less-privileged
Chi Wan is married to Nam Ok Kim and have two children.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President