North Korea at the Olympics

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North Korea at the Olympics is a history which includes 17 games in 14 countries and 300+ athletes.[1] Since 1946, North Korea has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".[2]

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for the North Korea was NKO.[3] It is now PRK.[4]

History[change | edit source]

The North Korean National Olympic Committee was formed in 1953. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1957.[5]

North Korea's team first competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck .[1]

Medalists[change | edit source]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Han Pil Hwa 1964 Innsbruck Speed skating Women's 3000 metres
11 Gold Li Ho-Jun 1972 Munich Shooting 50 metre rifle prone
22 Silver Kim U Gil 1972 Munich Boxing Light flyweight
33 Bronze Kim Yong Ik 1972 Munich Judo Men's lightweight
33 Bronze Ri Chun Ok
Kim Myong Suk
Kim Jung Bok
Kang Ok Sun
Kim Un Ja
Hwang Hye Suk
Chang Ok Rim
Paek Myong Suk
Ryom Chun Ja
Kim Su Dae
Chong Ok Jin
1972 Munich Volleyball Women's volleyball
33 Bronze Kim Gwong Hyong 1972 Munich Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight
11 Gold Gu Young Jo 1976 Montreal Boxing Bantamweight
22 Silver Li Byong Uk 1976 Montreal Boxing Light flyweight
22 Silver Ho Bong Chol 1980 Moscow Weightlifting Men's flyweight
22 Silver Jang Se Hong 1980 Moscow Wrestling Men's freestyle light flyweight
22 Silver Li Ho Pyong 1980 Moscow Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight
33 Bronze Li Byong Uk 1980 Moscow Boxing Light flyweight
33 Bronze Han Gyong Si 1980 Moscow Weightlifting Men's flyweight
11 Gold Choi Chol Su 1992 Barcelona Boxing Flyweight
11 Gold Pae Gil-Su 1992 Barcelona Gymnastics Men's pommel horse
11 Gold Kim Il 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle light flyweight
11 Gold Li Hak-Son 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight
33 Bronze Li Gwang Sik 1992 Barcelona Boxing Bantamweight
33 Bronze Li Bun Hui and Yu Sun Bok 1992 Barcelona Table tennis Women's doubles
33 Bronze Li Bun Hui 1992 Barcelona Table tennis Women's singles
33 Bronze Kim Myong Nam 1992 Barcelona Weightlifting Men's middleweight
33 Bronze Kim Yong Sik 1992 Barcelona Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight
33 Bronze Hwang Ok Sil 1992 Albertville Short track speed skating Women's 500 metres
11 Gold Kye Sun-Hui 1996 Atlanta Judo Women's extra lightweight
11 Gold Kim Il 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle light flyweight
22 Silver Kim Myong Nam 1996 Atlanta Weightlifting Men's lightweight
33 Bronze Jon Chol Ho 1996 Atlanta Weightlifting Men's middleweight
33 Bronze Ri Yong Sam 1996 Atlanta Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight
22 Silver Ri Song Hui 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
33 Bronze Kim Un Chol 2000 Sydney Boxing Men's light flyweight
33 Bronze Kye Sun-Hui 2000 Sydney Judo Women's half lightweight
33 Bronze Kang Yong-Gyun 2000 Sydney Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 54 kg
22 Silver Kim Song-Guk 2004 Athens Boxing Featherweight
22 Silver Kye Sun-Hui 2004 Athens Judo Women's lightweight
22 Silver Kim Hyang Mi 2004 Athens Table tennis Women's singles
22 Silver Ri Song Hui 2004 Athens Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
33 Bronze Kim Jong Su 2004 Athens Shooting Men's 50 metre pistol
11 Gold Hong Un Jong 2008 Beijing Gymnastics Women's vault (artistic gymnastics)
11 Gold Pak Hyon Suk 2008 Beijing Weightlifting Women's 63 kg
22 Silver An Kum Ae 2008 Beijing Judo Women's lightweight
33 Bronze O Jong Ae 2008 Beijing Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
33 Bronze Pak Chol Min 2008 Beijing Judo Men's lightweight
33 Bronze Won Ok Im 2008 Beijing Judo Women's lightweight
11 Gold Om Yun-Chol 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
11 Gold An Kum-Ae 2012 London Judo Women's 52 kg
11 Gold Kim Un-Guk 2012 London Weightlifting Men's 62kg
11 Gold Rim Jong-Sim 2012 London Weightlifting Women's 69kg
33 Bronze Ryang Chun-Hwa 2012 London Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
33 Bronze Yang Kyong-Il 2012 London Wrestling Men's freestyle 55 kg

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "North Korea"; retrieved 2012-7-29.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-29.
  3. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
  4. "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 91 [PDF p. 92 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
  5. Olympic.org, "North Korea"; retrieved 2012-7-29.

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