North Korea at the 2012 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 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 51 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Pak Song-Chol (opening)
Ri Jong-Myong (closing)
Medals
Rank: 20
Gold
4
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

North Korea (officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's ninth appearance at the Olympics since its debut in 1972. North Korean athletes did not attend the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, when they joined the Soviet boycott, and subsequently, led a boycott at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, along with six other nations.

Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea sent the nation's third largest delegation to the Games. A total of 51 athletes, 15 men and 36 women, competed in 10 sports. Women's football was the only team-based sport in which North Korea had its representation in these Olympic games. There was only a single competitor in archery, judo, and shooting. Marathon runner Pak Song-Chol became the nation's first athlete in Olympic history to carry the flag at the opening ceremony. For the first time since its Olympic return in 1992, North Korea did not qualify athletes in gymnastics.

North Korea left London with a total of 6 medals (4 gold and 2 bronze), tying the record from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Along with the 1992 Summer Olympics, this was also the nation's most successful Olympics for the largest number of gold medals received at a single games. All of these medals were awarded to the team in judo, weightlifting, and wrestling.

Medalists[edit]

Archery[edit]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kwon Un-Sil Women's individual 638 41  Valeeva (ITA) (24)
L 3–7
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

North Korean athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[1][2]

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 Kwang-Hyok Marathon 2:20:20 53
Pak Song-Chol 2:20:20 52
Women
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Jon Kyong-Hui Marathon 2:35:17 56
Kim Kum-Ok 2:33:30 49
Kim Mi-Gyong 2:38:33 74

Boxing[edit]

North Korea has qualified boxers for the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pak Jong-Chol Flyweight  Henriques (BRA)
L 8–12
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kim Hye Song Flyweight  Savelyeva (RUS)
L 9–12
Did not advance

Diving[edit]

North Korea has qualified in the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ri Hyun-Ju 10 m platform 331.30 32 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Jin-Ok 10 m platform 320.10 15 Q 312.95 14 Did not advance
Kim Un-Hyang 308.10 18 Q 314.40 13 Did not advance

Football[edit]

North Korea is qualified for the women's event

  • Women's team event – 1 team of 18 players

Women's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the North Korean roster in the women's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3] view · talk

Coach: Sin Ui-gun

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Jo, Yun-MiJo Yun-mi (1989-05-22)22 May 1989 (aged 23) 14 0 North Korea April 25
2 2DF Kim, Nam-HuiKim Nam-hui (1994-03-04)4 March 1994 (aged 18) 10 0 North Korea April 25
3 2DF Kim, Myong-GumKim Myong-gum (1990-11-04)4 November 1990 (aged 21) 14 0 North Korea Rimyongsu
4 2DF Ro, Chol-OkRo Chol-ok (1993-01-03)3 January 1993 (aged 19) 6 0 North Korea April 25
5 2DF Yun, Song-MiYun Song-mi (1992-01-28)28 January 1992 (aged 20) 20 2 North Korea Pyongyang City
6 3MF Choe, Un-JuChoe Un-ju (1991-01-23)23 January 1991 (aged 21) 14 3 North Korea Pyongyang City
7 3MF Ri, Ye-GyongRi Ye-gyong (1989-10-26)26 October 1989 (aged 22) 25 9 North Korea Amrokgang
8 3MF Jon, Myong-HwaJon Myong-hwa (1993-08-09)9 August 1993 (aged 18) 24 3 North Korea April 25
9 4FW Choe, Mi-GyongChoe Mi-gyong (1991-01-17)17 January 1991 (aged 21) 13 4 North Korea Rimyongsu
10 4FW Yun, Hyon-HiYun Hyon-hi (1992-09-09)9 September 1992 (aged 19) 22 6 North Korea April 25
11 3MF Kim, Chung-SimKim Chung-sim (c) (1990-11-27)27 November 1990 (aged 21) 15 2 North Korea April 25
12 3MF Kim, Un-HyangKim Un-hyang (1993-08-26)26 August 1993 (aged 18) 9 2 North Korea April 25
13 3MF O, Hui-SunO Hui-sun (1993-11-22)22 November 1993 (aged 18) 9 0 North Korea Sobaeksu
14 2DF Pong, Son-HwaPong Son-hwa (1993-02-18)18 February 1993 (aged 19) 9 0 North Korea Pyongyang City
15 2DF Ri, Nam-SilRi Nam-sil (1994-02-13)13 February 1994 (aged 18) 1 0 North Korea Sobaeksu
16 4FW Kim, Song-HuiKim Song-hui (1987-02-23)23 February 1987 (aged 25) 18 5 North Korea Pyongyang City
17 4FW Kwon, Song-HwaKwon Song-hwa (1992-02-05)5 February 1992 (aged 20) 6 0 North Korea April 25
18 1GK O, Chang-RanO Chang-ran (1991-09-05)5 September 1991 (aged 20) 6 0 North Korea Mangyongbong
Group play
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 France 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
 Colombia 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Green indicates qualified for the quarter-finals
25 July 2012
20:50 †
v
Colombia  0–2  North Korea
Report Kim Song-hui Goal 39'85'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 18,900[4]
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
28 July 2012
19:45
v
France  5–0  North Korea
Georges Goal 45'
Thomis Goal 70'
Delie Goal 71'
Renard Goal 81'
Catala Goal 87'
Report
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 11,743[5]
Referee: Therese Neguel (Cameroon)
31 July 2012
17:15
v
United States  1–0  North Korea
Wambach Goal 25' Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 29,522[6]
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

† Game delayed by one hour due to North Korean protest after erroneous use of South Korean flag for North Korea.[7]

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
An Kum-Ae Women's −52 kg  Cox (GBR)
W 0001–0000
 Nakamura (JPN)
W 0102–0002
 Gneto (FRA)
W 0102–0013
 Forciniti (ITA)
W 0101–0000
BYE  Bermoy (CUB)
W 0001–0000
1st

Shooting[edit]

The following quota place has been qualified for the North Korean shooting squad at the Games;[8]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jo Yong-Suk 10 m air pistol 384 10 Did not advance
25 m pistol 583 7 782.3 7

Synchronized swimming[edit]

North Korea has qualified 2 quota places in synchronized swimming.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Jang Hyang-Mi
Jong Yon-Hui
Duet 84.400 16 84.830 169.230 16 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

North Korea has qualified 6 quotas athlete for singles table tennis events.[9]

Men
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
Kim Hyok-Bong Singles Bye  Ghosh (IND)
W 4–1
 Joo S-H (KOR)
W 4–2
 Jiang Ty (HKG)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Kim Song-Nam  Wang (USA)
W 4–0
 Lin J (DOM)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Jang Song-Man
Kim Hyok-Bong
Kim Song-Nam
Team N/A  South Korea (KOR)
L 1–3
Did not advance
Women
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
Kim Jong Singles Bye  Molnar (CRO)
W 4–1
 Jiang Hj (HKG)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Ri Myong-Sun Bye  Xian Yf (FRA)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Kim Jong
Ri Mi-Gyong
Ri Myong-Sun
Team N/A  Great Britain (GBR)
W 3–0
 Singapore (SIN)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

North Korea has qualified 5 men and 3 women.

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Om Yun-Chol −56 kg 125 6 168 OR 1 293 1st
Sin Chol-Bom 113 14 145 11 258 10
Kim Un-Guk −62 kg 153 OR 1 174 2 327 WR 1st
Kim Kum-Sok −69 kg 140 14 175 9 315 11
Kim Myong-Hyok 145 9 184 3 329 4
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Ryang Chun-Hwa −48 kg 80 5 112 2 192 3rd
Jong Chun-Mi −58 kg 101 7 130 4 231 6
Rim Jong-Sim −69 kg 115 1 146 1 261 1st

Wrestling[edit]

North Korea has qualified in the following events.

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  Mansurov (UZB)
W 3–1 PP
 Otarsultanov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye  Shilimela (NAM)
W 3–1 PP
 Niyazbekov (KAZ)
W 3–1 PP
3rd
Ri Jong-Myong −60 kg Bye  Tarash (AUS)
W 3–0 PO
 Madany (EGY)
W 3–1 PP
 Kudukhov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Bye  Dutt (IND)
L 1–3 PP
5
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
Yun Won-Chol −55 kg Bye  Choi G-J (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 15
Women'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
Han Kum-Ok −55 kg Bye  Rentería (COL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Choe Un-Gyong −63 kg Bye  Jing Rx (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye  Michalik (POL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  3. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 - List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 13 July 2012. p. 8. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Colombia – North Korea". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "France – North Korea". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 28 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "United States – North Korea". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Borden, Same. "Flag Error Delays Start of North Korea-Colombia Match". New York Times. New York Times. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Quota places by Nation and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Direct Qualifiers for 2012 London Olympic Games – Provisional list" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 31 May 2011.