South Korea at the 1988 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 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul
Competitors 401 (269 men and 132 women) in 27 sports
Flag bearer Cho Yong-Chul
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
12
Silver
10
Bronze
11
Total
33
Olympic history (summary)
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Winter Games

South Korea was the host nation and competed as Korea at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. 401 competitors, 269 men and 132 women, took part in 218 events in 27 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

Korea's third appearance in Olympic archery was even more successful than its previous one. The women's team was flawless, winning all three of the individual medals and the team gold. The men also won the team gold, with Park Sung-Soo adding a fourth individual medal to bring the Koreans' total to six.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Team Competition:

  • Kim, Wang, and Yun — Final → (Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's Team Competition:

  • Park, Chun, and Lee — Final → (Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Athletics[edit]

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 29:37.14 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:15.44 (→ 18th place)
  • Final — 2:20.11 (→ 31st place)

Men's 4x100m Relay

  • Heat — 39.61
  • Semi Final — 39.43 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x400m Relay

  • Heat — 3:14.71 (→ did not advance)

Men's 3.000 m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:59.82 (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification – 7.70m (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Heat — 55.98m (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualifying Heat – 15.68m (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Heat – 47.84m (→ did not advance)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 78.10m (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

  1. 100 metres — 11.57s
  2. Long Jump — 7.19m
  3. Shot Put — 10.27m
  4. High Jump — 1.91m
  5. 400 metres — 50.71s
  6. 110m Hurdles — 16.20s
  7. Discus Throw — 34.36m
  8. Pole Vault — 4.10m
  9. Javelin Throw — 54.94m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:29.98s

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:32:23 (→ 46th place)
  • Final — 1:40:09 (→ 49th place)


Women's 4x100m Relay

  • Heat — 45.83 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4x400m Relay

  • Heat — 3:51.09 (→ did not advance)

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:32.51 (→ 15th place)
  • Final — 2:38.21 (→ 37th place)
  • Final — did not start (→ no ranking)

Women's 4x100m Relay

  • Heat — 45.83 (→ did not advance)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 45.88m (→ did not advance)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification – 48.26m (→ did not advance)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 13.97m (→ did not advance)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Final Result — 5289 points (→ 24th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Central African Republic (70-73)
  • Lost to Puerto Rico (74-79)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (92-104)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (73-110)
  • Lost to Australia (75-95)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th/12th place: Defeated China (93-90)
  • 9th/10th place: Defeated Central African Republic (89-81) → 9th place
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Women's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented South Korea in 1988.

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

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • South Korea — Great Britain 2-2
  • South Korea — Soviet Union 1-3
  • South Korea — India 1-3
  • South Korea — West Germany 0-1
  • South Korea — Canada 1-1
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th-12th place: South Korea — Kenya 5-2
  • 9th-10th place: South Korea — Spain 0-2 (→ Tenth place)
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • South Korea — West Germany 4-1
  • South Korea — Canada 3-1
  • South Korea — Australia 5-5
  • Semi Finals
  • South Korea — Great Britain 1-0
  • Final
  • South Korea — Australia 0-2 (→ Silver Medal)
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathlete represented South Korea in 1988.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Kim, Kang, and Kim — 14027 pts, 14th place

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Kwon Sang-Won
    1. Heat – 1:56.88 (→ did not advance, 45th place)
  • Kwon Soon-Kun
    1. Heat – 1:58.95 (→ did not advance, 54th place)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Yang Wook
    1. Heat – 4:05.81 (→ did not advance, 39th place)
  • Kwon Soon-Kun
    1. Heat – 4:08.02 (→ did not advance, 42nd place)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Yang Wook
    1. Heat – 16:21.10 (→ did not advance, 34th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Park Dong-Pil
    1. Heat – 1:01.25 (→ did not advance, 40th place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Yoon Joo-Il
    1. Heat – 1:04.68 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Yoon Joo-Il
    1. Heat – 2:19.94 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Lee Jae-Soo
    1. Heat – 2:11.88 (→ did not advance, 35th place)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Lee Jae-Soo
    1. Heat – 4:40.46 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay


Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Park Joo-Li
    1. Heat – 28.20 (→ did not advance, 36th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Kim Eun-Jung
    1. Heat – 1:00.39 (→ did not advance, 43rd place)
  • Han Young-Hee
    1. Heat – 1:01.72 (→ did not advance, 46th place)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Kim Eun-Jung
    1. Heat – 2:10.85 (→ did not advance, 37th place)
  • Park Joo-Li
    1. Heat – 2:11.53 (→ did not advance, 39th place)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Hong Ji-Hee
    1. Heat – 1:08.33 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Hong Ji-Hee
    1. Heat – 2:24.58 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Park Sung-Won
    1. Heat – 1:12.32 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Park Sung-Won
    1. Heat – 2:39.40 (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Lee Hong-Mi
    1. Heat – 1:04.36 (→ did not advance, 26th place)
  • Kim Soo-Jin
    1. Heat – 1:06.14 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Kim Soo-Jin
    1. Heat – 2:19.00 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Table tennis[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Men's Singles Competition


Women's Singles Competition

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Sweden (2-3)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-2)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (0-3)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (0-3)
  • Lost to Italy (0-3)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th/12th place: Lost to Japan (2-3)
  • 11th/12th place: Defeated Tunisia (3-0) → 11th place
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-1)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (0-3)
  • Lost to Japan (1-3)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Lost to Brazil (2-3)
  • 7th/8th place: Lost to United States (2-3) → 8th place
  • Team Roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to France (5-16)
  • Lost to Italy (1-11)
  • Lost to West Germany (2-18)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (4-17)
  • Lost to Australia (2-13)
  • Classification Round (Group E)
  • Lost to Greece (7-17)
  • Lost to China (7-14) → Twelfth place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Korea at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-24.