South Korea at the 2000 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 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney
Competitors 281 (175 men and 106 women) in 26 sports
Flag bearer Jeong Eun-Sun
Medals
Rank: 12
Gold
8
Silver
10
Bronze
10
Total
28
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Korea competed as Korea at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Athletes from North and South Korea marched together in the opening ceremony under the Korean Unification Flag. 281 competitors, 175 men and 106 women, took part in 144 events in 26 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Jang Yong-Ho, Kim Chung-tae, Oh Kyo-Moon Archery Men's team September 22
 Gold Yun Mi-Jin Archery Women's individual September 20
 Gold Kim Nam-Soon, Kim Soo-Nyung, Yun Mi-Jin Archery Women's team September 21
 Gold Kim Young-Ho Fencing Men's foil September 20
 Gold Kim Kyong-Hun Taekwondo Men's +80 kg September 30
 Gold Jung Jae-Eun Taekwondo Women's 57 kg September 30
 Gold Lee Sun-Hee Taekwondo Women's 67 kg September 29
 Gold Sim Kwon-Ho Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 54 kg September 26
 Silver Kim Nam-Soon Archery Women's individual September 20
 Silver Lee Dong-soo, Yoo Yong-sung Badminton Men's doubles September 21
 Silver national field hockey team, South KoreaSouth Korea national field hockey team
Han Hyung-Bae   Kim Chel-Hwan   Lim Jung-Woo
Hwang Jong-Hyun   Kim Kyung-Seok   Seo Jong-Ho
Jeon Hong-Kwon   Kim Jung-Chul   Song Seung-Tae
Jeon Jong-Ha   Kim Yong-Bae   Yeo Woon-Kon
Ji Seung-Hwan   Kim Yoon
Kang Keon-Wook   Lim Jong-Chun
Field hockey Men's competition September 30
 Silver Lee Joo-Hyung Gymnastics Men's parallel bars September 25
 Silver Jung Bu-Kyung Judo Men's 60 kg September 16
 Silver Cho In-Chul Judo Men's 81 kg September 19
 Silver Kang Cho-hyun Shooting Women's 10 m air rifle September 16
 Silver Sin Joon-Sik Taekwondo Men's 68 kg September 28
 Silver Moon Eui-Jae Wrestling Men's freestyle 76 kg September 30
 Silver Kim In-Sub Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 58 kg September 27
 Bronze Kim Soo-Nyung Archery Women's individual September 20
 Bronze Ha Tae-kwon, Kim Dong-moon Badminton Men's doubles September 21
 Bronze national baseball team, South KoreaSouth Korea national baseball team
Chong Tae-Hyon   Kim Dong-Joo   Lee Byung-Kyu   Park Jin-Man
Chung Min-Tae   Kim Han-Soo   Lee Seung-Ho   Park Jong-Ho
Hong Sung-Heon   Kim Ki-Tae   Lee Seung-Yeop   Park Kyung-Oan
Jang Sung-Ho   Kim Soo-Kyung   Lim Chang-Yong   Park Seok-Jin
Jin Pil-jung   Kim Tae-Gyun   Lim Sun-Dong   Son Min-Han
Jung Soo-Keun   Koo Dae-Sung   Park Jae-Hong   Song Jin-Woo
Baseball (Men-only event) September 27
 Bronze Lee Sang-Ki Fencing Men's épée September 16
 Bronze Lee Joo-Hyung Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar September 25
 Bronze Jung Sung-Sook Judo Women's 63 kg September 18
 Bronze Cho Min-Sun Judo Women's 70 kg September 18
 Bronze Kim Seon-Young Judo Women's +78 kg September 22
 Bronze Kim Moo-Kyo, Ryu Ji-Hae Table tennis Women's doubles September 22
 Bronze Jang Jae-Sung Wrestling Men's freestyle 63 kg September 30

Archery[edit]

The Korean women swept the medals in the individual event and took the gold medal in the team event. The men added another gold medal with their victory in the team round, despite none of the individual archers advancing past the quarterfinal.

Men's individual
Kim Chung-tae Oh Kyo-Moon Jang Yong-ho
1/32 eliminations Defeated Yehya Bundhun
Mauritus
169-141 Defeated Dominic John Rebelo
Kenya
168-132 Defeated Kuresa Tupua
American Samoa
172-98
1/16 eliminations Defeated Ilario Di Buò
Italy
162-159 Defeated Butch Johnson
United States
166-160 Defeated Orbay Hasan
Turkey
169-160
1/8 eliminations Defeated Michele Frangilli
Italy
169-166 Defeated Masafumi Makiyama
Japan
166-160 Lost to Baljinima Tsyrempilov
Russia
167-164
Quarterfinal Lost to Magnus Petersson
Sweden
112-111 Lost to Victor Wunderle
United States
108-105 - - -
Women's individual
Mi-Jin Yun Nam-Soon Kim Soo-Nyung Kim
1/32 eliminations Defeated Erika Reyes Evaristo
Mexico
168-157 Defeated Thi Thi Win
Myanmar
167-134 Defeated Margaret Tumusiime
Uganda
164-124
1/16 eliminations Defeated Anna Karaseva
Belarus
162-152 Defeated Chia-Ling Wen
Chinese Taipei
162-158 Defeated Melissa Jennison
Australia
164-159
1/8 eliminations Defeated Alison Williamson
Great Britain
173-164 Defeated Ying He
China
165-162 Defeated Michelle Tremelling
Australia
168-158
Quarterfinal Defeated Natalia Bolotova
Russia
110-105 Defeated Sayoko Kawauchi
Japan
114-110 Defeated Joanna Nowicka
Poland
106-100
Semifinal Defeated Soo-Nyung Kim
Korea
107-105 Defeated Ok Sil Choe
North Korea
114-107 Lost to Mi-Jin Yun
Korea
107-105
Final Defeated Nam-Soon Kim
Korea
107-106 Defeated Mi-Jin Yun
Korea
107-106 Defeated Ok Sil Choe
North Korea
103-101
Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal

Women's team competition:

  • Yun, Kim, and Kim — final, gold medal (4-0)

Men's team competition:

  • Kim, Oh, and Jang — final, gold medal (4-0)

Athletics[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's 800 m

  • Round 1 — 01:48.49 (did not advance)

Men's 400 m hurdles

  • Round 1 — 52.61 (did not advance)

Men's javelin throw

  • Qualifying — 70.48 (did not advance)

Men's long jump

  • Qualifying — NM (did not advance)

Men's high jump

  • Qualifying — 2.20 (did not advance)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:26:22 (30th place)

Men's marathon

  • Final — 2:17:57 (24th place)
  • Final — 2:22:23 (45th place)
  • Final — 2:28:25 (65th place)

Women's competition[edit]

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualifying — 17.44 (did not advance)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualifying — 49.84 (did not advance)

Women's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:36:09 (25th place)

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:38:42 (34th place)

Badminton[edit]

Men's Singles

Men's Doubles

Women's Singles

Women's Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Baseball[edit]

Men's team competition[edit]

The Korean baseball team, which had finished last four years earlier, improved their result drastically in their second Olympic baseball appearance. They lost their games against perennial powers Cuba (which was the Cubans' 21st straight Olympic win) and the United States as well as Australia, but defeated defending silver medallist Japan as well as the other three teams in the competition. Their third-place finish in the preliminary round pitted them against the Americans in the semifinal, which Korea lost 3-2. In the bronze medal match, the Koreans again defeated the Japanese to take home the medal.

  • Preliminary Round Robin
  • Semifinals
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Defeated Japan 3 — 1 → Bronze Medal
  • Team Roster

Basketball[edit]

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round
  • Lost to United States (75-89)
  • Defeated New Zealand (101-62)
  • Lost to Poland (62-77)
  • Defeated Russia (75-73)
  • Defeated Cuba (69-56)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Defeated France (68-59)
  • Semi-finals
  • Lost to United States (65-78)
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Lost to Brazil (73-84) — 4th place
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (– 63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Flatwater[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's Kayak Singles 500m

  • Qualifying Heat — 01:45.163 (did not advance)

Cycling[edit]

Cross Country Mountain Bike[edit]

Men's Cross Country Mountain Bike

  • Final — Lapped (38th place)

Track Cycling[edit]

Men's Point Race

  • Ho-Sung Cho
    • Points — 15
    • Laps Down — 1 (4th place)

Men's Keirin

  • In-Young Eum
    • First Round — Heat — 2; Place — 3
    • Repechage — Heat — 2; Place — 4 (did not advance)

Diving[edit]

Men's Competition[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kwon Kyung-Min 3 m springboard 318.45 34 did not advance
Yoo Chang-Joon 10 m platform 331.05 29 did not advance
Cho Dae-Don 10 m platform 319.53 32 did not advance

Women's Competition[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Choi Hye-Jin 10 m platform 187.17 39 did not advance

Fencing[edit]

Seven fencers, five men and two women, represented South Korea in 2000.

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

Football[edit]

Men's team competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Team Roster

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Men's team competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Semifinals
  • Final
  • South Korea — Netherlands 3 — 3 (Holland wins after penalty strokes, 4-5) → Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Women's team competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
  • Classification Matches
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Korea competed in three Sailing events at the 2000 Olympics.

Men's Double Handed Dinghy (470)

  • Race 1 — 16
  • Race 2 — 16
  • Race 3 — 13
  • Race 4 — 10
  • Race 5 — 16
  • Race 6 — 17
  • Race 7 — 13
  • Race 8 — (30) DNF
  • Race 9 — (20)
  • Race 10 — 12
  • Race 11 — 12
  • Final — 125 (15th place)

Women's Mistral

  • Race 1 — 12
  • Race 2 — 11
  • Race 3 — 6
  • Race 4 — 16
  • Race 5 — (18)
  • Race 6 — 14
  • Race 7 — 16
  • Race 8 — 14
  • Race 9 — 7
  • Race 10 — (19)
  • Race 11 — 14
  • Final — 110 (13th place)

Open Laser

  • Race 1 — 23
  • Race 2 — 15
  • Race 3 — 26
  • Race 4 — 28
  • Race 5 — (34)
  • Race 6 — (37)
  • Race 7 — 28
  • Race 8 — 20
  • Race 9 — 15
  • Race 10 — 7
  • Race 11 — 19
  • Final — 181 (26th place)

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 22.82 (did not advance)

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 50.49 (did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 1:53.02 (did not advance)

Men's 400m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 03:58.31 (did not advance)

Men's 1500m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 15:50.45 (did not advance)

Men's 200m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:59.85 (did not advance)

Men's 100m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:04.71 (did not advance)

Men's 200m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:19.16 (did not advance)

Men's 100m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 57.15 (did not advance)

Men's 200m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:07.14 (did not advance)

Men's 200m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:06.42 (did not advance)

Men's 400m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:28.56 (did not advance)

Women's 50m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 26.88 (did not advance)

Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 58.77 (did not advance)

Women's 200m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:07.21 (did not advance)

Women's 400m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:25.66 (did not advance)

Women's 100m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:02.22 (did not advance)

Women's 100m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:11.64 (did not advance)

Women's 200m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:28.21
  • Semi-final — 02:28.50 (did not advance)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:03.20 (did not advance)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:26.42 (did not advance)

Women's 200m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:22.53 (did not advance)

Women's 400m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:58.94 (did not advance)

Women's 4x100m Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:16.93 (did not advance)

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Duet

  • Technical Routine — 32.2
  • Free Routine — 59.626
  • Final — 91.826 (→ 11th place)

Table tennis[edit]

Taekwondo[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Men's Singles Competition

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Italy (0-3)
  • Lost to Argentina (1-3)
  • Lost to Russia (2-3)
  • Defeated United States (3-2)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (2-3) → did not advance, ninth place overall
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Italy (3-2)
  • Defeated Germany (3-0)
  • Lost to Cuba (0-3)
  • Defeated Peru (3-1)
  • Lost to Russia (0-3)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Lost to United States (2-3)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Lost to PR China (1-3)
  • 7th/8th place: Lost to Croatia (3-1) → 8th place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Hwang Kyu-Dong – 56 kg 110.0 110.0 115.0 142.5 147.5 152.5 267.5 10
Kim Yeong-Tae – 62 kg 120.0 120.0 120.0 155.0 165.0 165.0 275.0 14
Lee Bae-Young – 69 kg 142.5 142.5 147.5 180.0 187.5 187.5 330.0 7
Kim Hak-Bong – 69 kg 142.5 147.5 150.0 180.0 182.5 182.5 330.0 8
Choi Jong-Keun – 105 kg 180.0 180.0 180.0 DNF
Kim Tae-Hyun + 105 kg 195.0 195.0 200.0 245.0 260.0 265.0 460.0 5


Women

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Kim Soon-Hee – 75 kg 105.0 110.0 110.0 135.0 137.5 140.0 240.0 4
Mun Gyeong-Ae + 75 kg 110.0 115.0 115.0 135.0 147.5 147.5 245.0 7

Wrestling[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Korea at the 2000 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-03-11.