South Korea at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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South Korea at the Olympic Games

Flag of South Korea
IOC code  KOR
NOC Korean Olympic Committee
Website www.sports.or.kr (Korean) (English)
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 50 in 7 sports
Officials 17
Medals
Rank: 32
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Korea competed in the Summer Olympic Games in London, England. It was the first time Korea competed as an independent nation. The Korean Olympic Committee, established in 1946 and recognized in 1947, represented only South Korea although the division of Korea was not fully realized at the time of the 1948 Games.

Korea won two bronze medals, putting it at the 32nd rank of competing nations.

Medalists[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Results and competitors by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Track and road[edit]

  Event Athletes Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Men 800 metres Lee Yun-Seok 2:01.4 6 (H1) Did not advance
1500 metres - 9 (H4) Did not advance
5000 metres Sim Bok-Seok - 10 (H2) Did not advance
Marathon Hong Jong-O 2:56:52 25
Suh Yun-Bok 2:59:36 27
Choi Yun-Chil DNF -

Field[edit]

  Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result (m) Rank Result Rank
Men Long Jump Kim Won-Kwon 6.710 18 Did not advance
Triple Jump 14.600 7T Q 14.250 12
Discus Throw An Yeong-Han No mark - Did not advance
Hammer Throw Gin Gang-Hwan 49.49 7 Q 43.93 13
Women Discus Throw Pak Bong-Sik 33.80 18

Basketball[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group B
  Pld W L PF PA Pts
South Korea 5 3 2 258 152 8
Chile 5 3 2 269 162 8
Belgium 5 3 2 234 156 8
Philippines 5 3 2 262 200 8
Republic of China 5 3 2 281 202 8
Iraq 5 0 5 113 545 5
  • Korea 29-27 Belgium
  • Philippines 35-33 Korea
  • China 49-48 Korea
  • Korea 120-20 Iraq
  • Korea 28-21 Chile

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Mexico 43-32 Korea
Classification 7/8
  • Czechoslovakia 39-38 Korea

Squad[edit]

An Byeong-Seok, Bang Won-Sun, Chang Ri-Jin, Jo Deuk-Jun, Gang Bong-Hyeon, Kim Jeong-Sin, Lee Jun-Yeong, Lee Sang-Hun, O Su-Cheol

Boxing[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Han Soo-Ann Flyweight  Gausterer (AUT)
W by points
 Cochin (FRA)
W by points
 Corman (NED)
W by KO (R2)
 Bandinelli (ITA)
L by points
 Majdloch (TCH)
W by points
Bronze
Seo Byeong-Ran Featherweight  Hamouda (EGY)
W by points
 Birks (AUS)
W by KO (R2)
 Antkiewicz (POL)
L by points
Did not advance 5T
Gang In-Seok Lightweight  Breiby (NOR)
L by points
Did not advance 9T

Cycling[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Gwon Ik-hyeon Individual road race Did Not Finish
-
Hwang San-ung Individual road race Did Not Finish
-

Football[edit]

First Round[edit]

August 2, 1948
14:00
South Korea  5–3  Mexico
Choi Song-Gon Goal 13'
Bae Jong-Ho Goal 30'
Chung Kook-Chin Goal 63' Goal 66'
Chung Nam-Sik Goal 87'
Report Cárdenas Goal 23'
Figueroa Goal 85'
Ruiz Goal 89'
Champion Hill, Dulwich

Referee: Leo Lemesic (YUG)

Attendance:

Quarterfinal[edit]

August 5, 1948
13:00
Sweden  12–0  South Korea
Liedholm Goal 11' Goal 62'
G. Nordahl Goal 25' Goal 40' Goal 78' Goal 80'
Gren Goal 27'
Carlsson Goal 61' Goal 64' Goal 82'
Rosen Goal 72' Goal 85'
Report
Selhurst Park, South Norwood

Referee: Giuseppe Carpani (ITA)

Attendance: 7.110

Squad[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lee Gyu-Hyeok Men's Bantamweight (-56 kg) 77.5 14 92.5 2 120 2 290 4
Park Dong-Wook 80 7 85 7 107.5 12 272.5 10
Nam Su-Il Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) 92.5 6 92.5 8 122.5 2 307.5 4
Choi Hang-Gi 0 - 85 17 - - 85 23
Kim Chang-Hui Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 95 8 100 7 135 5 330 6
Na Si-Yun 90 14 100 8 140 3 330 7
Kim Seong-Jip Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) 122.5 OR 1 112.5 4 145 3 380 3
Lee Yeong-Hwan Men's Light-Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 100 12 105 14 0 - 205 16

Wrestling[edit]

Men's Freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Han Sang-Ryong Bantamweight (−57 kg)  Persson (SWE)
L by points
Kim Kuk-Fan Featherweight (−62 kg)  López (CUB)
L by points
Kim Seok-Yeong Lightweight (−67 kg)  Bechara (LIB)
W by retired
 Ghaffari (IRI)
L by fall
Hwang Byeong-Kwan Welterweight (−73 kg)  Culot (BEL)
W by points
 Moustafa (EGY)
L by points

References[edit]