South Korea at the 1984 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 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles
Competitors 175 (116 men and 59 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Ha Hyeong-Ju
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
6
Silver
6
Bronze
7
Total
19
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Korea, as Korea, competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. The nation returned to the Summer Games after participating in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. 175 competitors, 116 men and 59 women, took part in 97 events in 19 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

  • Kim Jin-Ho — Archery, Women's Individual Competition
  • Chun Chil-Sung — Boxing, Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)
  • Cho Yong-Chul — Judo, Men's Heavyweight (+ 95 kg)
  • Bang Dae-Du — Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman Flyweight
  • Son Gab-Do — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Light Flyweight (48 kg)
  • Kim Eui-Kon — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Bantamweight (57 kg)
  • Lee Jung-Keun — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Featherweight (62 kg)

Archery[edit]

Korea's second appearance in Olympic archery was highly successful, especially for the women's team. Seo Hyang-Soon (서향순) set new Olympic records in both the single and double FITA round categories. The Korean medalists were separated by only 13 points, while the fourth place competitor was 31 points behind Kim Jin-Ho (김진호).

Women's Individual Competition

  • Seo Hyang-Soon (서향순) — 2568 points (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal and Olympic Record)
  • Kim Jin-Ho (김진호) — 2555 points (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Park Young-Sook (박영숙) — 2445 points (→ 17th place)

Men's Individual Competition

  • Koo Ja-Chung (구자중) — 2500 points (→ 8th place)
  • Choi Won-Tae (최원태) — 2490 points (→ 11th place)
  • Jeon In-Su (전인수) — 2467 points (→ 22nd place)

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1,500 metres

Men's Marathon

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.86m
  • Final — 7.81m (→ 8th place)

Women's 100 metres

  • First Heat — 12.06s (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 metres

Basketball[edit]

Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
  • Defeated Canada (67-62)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (55-52)
  • Lost to United States (47-84)
  • Defeated Australia (54-48)
  • Defeated PR China (69-56)
  • Final
  • Lost to United States (55-85) → Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

  • First Round — Lost to Paul Gonzales (United States), on points (0:5)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated John Hyland (Great Britain), retired in third round
  • Third Round — Defeated Robert Shannon (United States), referee stopped contest in third round
  • Quarterfinals — Lost to Pedro Nolasco (Dominican Republic), referee stopped contest in first round

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Light-Welterweight (– 63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Light-Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Women's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Men's 10m Platform

Fencing[edit]

Seven fencers, five men and two women, represented South Korea in 1984.

Men's épée
Men's team épée
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to West Germany (25:37)
  • Lost to Denmark (31:28)
  • Lost to Sweden (23:36)
  • Lost to Spain (25:31)
  • Drew with United States (22:22)
  • Classification Match
  • 11th/12th place: Defeated Algeria (25:21) → 11th place
  • Team Roster
Women's Team Competition
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male modern pentathletes represented South Korea in 1984.

Individual
Team
  • Jeong Gyeong-Hun
  • Kim Il
  • Gang Gyeong-Hyo

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Heat — 58.91 (→ did not advance, 39th place)

Men's 200m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:07.80 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:00.91 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Women's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:13.76 (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:07.35 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:23.80 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Tunisia (3-0)
  • Lost to United States (0-3)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-1)
  • Defeated Argentina (3-2)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Defeated China (3-1)
  • 5th/6th place: Defeated Argentina (3-1) → 5th place
  • Team Roster
Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Pool A)
  • South Korea — Japan 1-3 (15-8, 11-15, 2-15, 7-15)
  • South Korea — Canada 3-0 (15-10, 15-1, 15-3)
  • South Korea — Peru 2-3 (8-15, 6-15, 15-7, 15-6, 3-15)
  • Classification Match
  • 5th-8th place: South Korea — Brazil 3-1 (13-15, 15-13, 15-9, 15-10)
  • 5th-6th place: South Korea — West Germany 3-0 (15-10, 15-10, 15-2) → Fifth place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Korea at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-05-10.