South Korea at the 1956 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 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 35 in 7 sports
Medals
Rank: 29
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Korea, as Korea, competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.

Medalists[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Track and road[edit]

Event Athletes Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Men's 800 metres Sim Sang-Ok 1:55.5 6 (H4) Did not advance
Men's 1500 metres 4:09.0 13 (H2) Did not advance
Men's marathon Lee Chang-Hoon 2:28:45 4
Choi Chung-Sik 2:36:53 12
Im Hwa-Dong Did not finish -

Field[edit]

Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result (m) Rank Result Rank
Men's long jump Seo Yeong-Ju 7.09 18 Did not advance
Men's triple jump Choi Yeong-Gi 14.86 20 Q 14.65 21
Men's hammer throw Song Gyo-Sik 53.74 16 Did not advance

Basketball[edit]

Group Round[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
Uruguay 6 3 3 0 238 187
Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 242 199
Republic of China 4 3 1 2 216 249
South Korea 3 3 0 3 194 255
  • China 83-76 Korea
  • Bulgaria 89-58 Korea
  • Uruguay 83-60 Korea

Classification 9-15[edit]

Group 2 (9-15)[edit]
TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
Canada 4 2 2 0 147 123
Japan 3 2 1 1 143 140
South Korea 0 2 0 2 130 157
  • Canada 74-63 Korea
  • Japan 83-67 Korea
Classification 13-15[edit]

Thailand's loss gave the nation 15th place.

  • Korea 61-47 Thailand
  • Singapore, BYE
Classification 13/14[edit]
  • Singapore 92-79 Korea

Korea's final ranking was 14th.

Squad[edit]

An Yeong-Sik, An Byeong-Seok, Jo Byeong-Hyeon, Choi Tae-Gon, Kim Chun-Bae, Kim Hyeong-Il, Kim Yeong-Gi, Kim Yeong-Su, Go Se-Tae, Baek Jeong-Nam

Boxing[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pyo Hyeon-Gi Flyweight  Libeer (FRA)
L by points
Did not advance
Song Sun-Cheon Bantamweight  Adela (PHI)
W by points
 Bath (AUS)
W by points
 Tomaselli (ARG)
W by points
 Barrientos (CHI)
W by points
 Behrendt (GER)
L by points
Silver
Jeong Do-Hun Featherweight  Zachara (TCH)
L by points
Did not advance
Baek Do-Seon Lightweight  Vairolatto (FRA)
L by retired
Did not advance
Hwang Eui-Kyung Light-Welterweight  de los Santos (PHI)
W by disqualified
 Dumitrescu (ROU)
L by points
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kim Ho-Soon Individual road race 5:34:37
37
Im Sang-Jo Individual road race Did Not Finish
-

Shooting[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Score Rank
Kim Yun-Gi 50 m pistol 463 30th
Chu Hwa-Il 300 m rifle three positions 903 19th

Weightlifting[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yu In-Ho Bantamweight (-56 kg) 90 5 95 5T 135 1 320 4
Kim Hae-Nam 85 10 95 5T 127.5 4 307.5 5
Lee Kyung-Seop Featherweight (-60 kg) 90 16 95 8 127.5 4T 312.5 8
Kim Chang-Hui Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 107.5 11 112.5 7 150 1T 370 3
Kim Seong-Jip Middleweight (-75 kg) 125 2 110 11 145 6 380 5
Park Dong-Cheol Middle-Heavyweight (-90 kg) 120 12 0 - - - 120 15

Wrestling[edit]

Men's Freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Lee Jeong-Gyu Flyweight (−52 kg)  Abdul (PAK)
W by fall
 Daware (IND)
L 0-3
Lee Sang-Gyun Bantamweight (−57 kg)  Ramel (PHI)
W by fall
 Zahur (PAK)
W 2-1
Bye  Iizuka (JPN)
L 0-3
Oh Tae-Keun Lightweight (−67 kg)  Ashraf (PAK)
L by fall

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