North Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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North Korea at the Olympic Games

Flag of North Korea
IOC code  PRK
NOC Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 63 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Pang Mun-Il (opening)
Pak Hyon-Suk (closing)
Medals
Rank: 34
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008. The country sent 63 athletes, competing in 11 sports.[1]

North and South Korea had initially intended to send a joint delegation to the Games,[2][3] but were unable to agree on the details of its implementation.[4][5] (see South Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics)

Reportedly, North Korean athletes were barred by their government from mingling with other athletes at the Olympic Village, or from leaving the Village to sightsee.[6]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Pak Hyon-Suk Weightlifting Women's 63 kg
 Gold Hong Un-Jong Gymnastics Women's vault
 Silver An Kum-Ae Judo Women's 52 kg
 Bronze Pak Chol-Min Judo Men's 66 kg
 Bronze O Jong-Ae Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Bronze Won Ok-Im Judo Women's 63 kg

Archery[edit]

North Korea sent archers to the Olympics for the fifth time, after not qualifying any for the 2004 Games. Two North Korean women sought the nation's first Olympic medal in the sport. Kwon Un Sil and Ri Koch Sun earned the country two places in the women's individual competition by placing 9th and 24th, respectively, at the 2007 World Outdoor Target Championships.[7]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kwon Un-Sil Women's individual 656 5  Abtin (IRI) (60)
W 106–96
 Vardineni (IND) (37)
W 106–99
 Román (MEX) (12)
W 105–100
 Avitia (MEX) (20)
W 105–99
 Park S-H (KOR) (1)
L 106–109
 Yun O-H (KOR) (2)
L 106–109
4
Son Hye-Yong 618 45  Avitia (MEX) (20)
L 107–112
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Kim Il-Nam Marathon 2:21:51 42
Pak Song-Chol 2:21:16 40
Ri Kum-Song 2:19:08 33
Women
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Jo Bun-Hui Marathon 2:37:04 48
Jong Yong-Ok 2:34:52 36
Kim Kum-Ok 2:30:01 12

Boxing[edit]

North Korea qualified one boxer for the Olympic boxing tournament. Kim Song Guk qualified in the lightweight class at the 2007 World Championships.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kim Song Guk Lightweight  Sow (FRA)
L 3–13
Did not advance

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Chon Man Kim 10 m platform 328.85 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Jin-Ok 10 m platform 291.90 18 Q 259.40 17 Did not advance
Kim Un-Hyang 316.20 13 Q 267.00 16 Did not advance
Choe Kum-Hui
Kim Un-Hyang
10 m synchronized platform N/A 308.10 6

Football[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the North Korean roster in the women's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[9] view · talk

Coach: Kim Kwang Min

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jon Myong-hui (1986-08-07)7 August 1986 (aged 21) 45 0 North Korea Rimyongsu
2 3MF Kim Kyong-hwa (1986-03-28)28 March 1986 (aged 22) 50 30 North Korea April 25
3 2DF Om Jong-ran (1985-10-10)10 October 1985 (aged 22) 60 0 North Korea April 25
4 2DF Jang Yong-ok (1982-09-17)17 September 1982 (aged 25) 20 0 North Korea April 25
5 2DF Song Jong-sun (1981-03-11)11 March 1981 (aged 27) 46 0 North Korea Amrokgang
6 4FW Kim Ok-sim (1987-07-02)2 July 1987 (aged 21) 23 5 North Korea Rimyongsu
7 3MF Ho Sun-hui (1980-03-05)5 March 1980 (aged 28) 115 7 North Korea Amrokgang
8 4FW Kil Son-hui (1986-03-07)7 March 1986 (aged 22) 50 20 North Korea Rimyongsu
9 3MF Ri Un-suk (1986-01-01)1 January 1986 (aged 22) 55 35 North Korea April 25
10 4FW Ri Kum-suk (1978-08-16)16 August 1978 (aged 29) 120 105 North Korea April 25
11 3MF Ri Un-gyong (1980-11-19)19 November 1980 (aged 31) 81 35 North Korea Wolmido
12 2DF Ri Un-hyang (1988-05-15)15 May 1988 (aged 20) 20 0 North Korea Amrokgang
13 2DF Yu Jong-hui (1986-03-21)21 March 1986 (aged 22) 46 0 North Korea April 25
14 2DF Jang Il-ok (1986-10-10)10 October 1986 (aged 21) 52 0 North Korea April 25
15 2DF Sonu Kyong-sun (1983-09-28)28 September 1983 (aged 24) 55 35 North Korea April 25
16 2DF Kong Hye-ok (1983-07-19)19 July 1983 (aged 25) 50 0 North Korea April 25
17 4FW Kim Yong-ae (1983-03-07)7 March 1983 (aged 25) 20 2 North Korea April 25
18 1GK Han Hye-yong (1985-03-04)4 March 1985 (aged 23) 6 0 North Korea Pyongyang City
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Germany 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
6 August 2008
19:45
v
North Korea  1–0  Nigeria
Kim Kyong-hwa Goal 27' Report
9 August 2008
19:45
v
Brazil  2–1  North Korea
Daniela Goal 14'
Marta Goal 23'
Report Ri Kum-suk Goal 90'
Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Shenyang
Attendance: 19,616
Referee: Niu Huijun (China)
12 August 2008
17:00
v
North Korea  0–1  Germany
Report Mittag Goal 86'

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Cha Yong-Hwa Vault N/A 13.750 N/A 13.750 =74 Did not advance
Uneven bars N/A 15.175 N/A 15.175 12 Did not advance
Hong Un-Jong All-around 13.850 15.650 14.100 12.825 56.425 41 Did not advance
Vault N/A 15.725 N/A 15.725 2 Q N/A 15.650 N/A 15.650 1st

Judo[edit]

North Korea will send six judoka to Beijing,[10] including:

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kim Kyong-Jin −60 kg BYE  Norbert (MAD)
W 1000–0000
 Davtyan (ARM)
W 0022–0000
 Paischer (AUT)
L 0000–0020
Did not advance BYE  Fallon (GBR)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance
Pak Chol-Min −66 kg BYE  Nurmuhammedow (TKM)
W 1000–0000
 Casale (ITA)
W 0010–0001
 Dias (POR)
W 0002–0000
 Darbelet (FRA)
L 0001–0210
BYE  Sharipov (UZB)
W 0100–0001
3rd
Kim Chol-Su −73 kg N/A  Girones (CUB)
W 1000–0001
 Kevkhishvili (GEO)
W 0111–0110
 Mammadli (AZE)
L 0000–0200
Did not advance BYE  van Tichelt (BEL)
L 0000–1011
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pak Ok-Song −48 kg BYE  Hormigo (POR)
W 0100–0000
 Nurgazina (KAZ)
W 0011–0001
 Bermoy (CUB)
L 0000–1021
BYE  Pareto (ARG)
L 0001–0100
5
An Kum-Ae −52 kg  Mestre (CUB)
W 0201–0000
 Velázquez (VEN)
W 0010–0001
 Kaliyeva (KAZ)
W 0200–0000
 Nakamura (JPN)
W 0001–0000
BYE  Xian (CHN)
L 0001–0011
2nd
Kye Sun-Hui −57 kg  Filzmoser (AUT)
W 1001–0001
 Harel (FRA)
L 0010–0101
Did not advance
Won Ok-Im −63 kg BYE  Krukower (ARG)
W 0020–0010
 Willeboordse (NED)
W 0200–0000
 Décosse (FRA)
L 0000–0211
BYE  Heill (AUT)
W 0110–0001
3rd

Shooting[edit]

North Korea will be represented by six shooters, including Kim Jong Su, who won bronze in the men's 50m pistol in Athens.[11] Kim Jong Su, who originally won a silver medal in the men's 50 metre pistol and a bronze medal in the men's 10 metre air pistol, was tested positive for the banned substance of propranolol, and subsequently stripped off his medals.[12]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Jong-Su 10 m air pistol 584 3 Q 683 DSQ[12]
50 m pistol 563 2 Q 660.2 DSQ[12]
Kwon Tong-Hyok 10 m air pistol 575 26 Did not advance
Ryu Myong-Yon 50 m pistol 551 27 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jo Yong-Suk 10 m air pistol 382 15 Did not advance
25 m pistol 584 4 Q 783.4 6
Pak Jong-Ran Skeet 66 9 Did not advance
Pak Yong-Hui Trap 56 18 Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Kim Yong-Mi
Wang Ok-Gyong[13]
Duet 42.917 16 43.584 86.501 16 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jang Song-Man Men's singles  Aguirre (PAR)
W 4–0
 Liu S (ARG)
W 4–2
 He Z W (ESP)
W 4–2
 Li C (HKG)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Kim Hyok-Bong  Al-Hasan (KUW)
W 4–2
 Monteiro (BRA)
W 4–1
 Chiang P-L (TPE)
W 4–2
 Boll (GER)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Ri Chol-Guk BYE  Gardos (AUT)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Kim Jong Women's singles BYE  Ramos (VEN)
W 4–0
 Dodean (ROU)
W 4–1
 Park M-Y (KOR)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Kim Mi-Yong BYE  Paškauskienė (LTU)
L 3–4
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Cha Kum-Chol −56 kg 128 5 155 5 283 5
Ri Kyong-Sok 122 DNF DNF
Im Yong-Su −62 kg 138 3 168 DNF 138 DNF
Kim Chol-Jin −69 kg 146 =8 180 6 326 6
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
O Jong-Ae −58 kg 95 6 131 2 226 3rd
Pak Hyon-Suk −63 kg 106 2 135 1 241 1st
Hong Yong-Ok −69 kg 103 DNF DNF

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yang Kyong-Il −55 kg BYE  Sevdimov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Yang Chun-Song −66 kg BYE  Batyrov (BLR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cha Kwang-Su −55 kg BYE  Hernández (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15

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