South Korea at the 2014 Winter 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 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 71 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Lee Kyou-hyuk (opening[1][2]
and closing)[3]
Medals
Rank: 13
Gold
3
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Korea competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from the 7th to 23rd February 2014. The team consisted of 71 athletes and 49 officials. This marks an increase of 25 athletes from four years prior.[4] Originally 64 athletes were named to the team but reallocations brought the final team size to 71 athletes.[1]

South Korea left Sochi with a total of 8 medals (3 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze), the lowest in its Winter Olympics since 2002; female athletes won seven of the medals. With Pyeongchang being the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics, a Korean segment was performed at the closing ceremony.

Medalists[edit]

The South Korean delegation on parade at the opening ceremony
Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Lee Sang-hwa Speed skating Women's 500 metres February 11
 Gold Cho Ha-ri
Kim A-lang
Kong Sang-jeong
Park Seung-hi
Shim Suk-hee
Short track speed skating Women's 3000 metre relay February 18
 Gold Park Seung-hi Short track speed skating Women's 1000 metres February 21
 Silver Shim Suk-hee Short track speed skating Women's 1500 metres February 15
 Silver Kim Yun-a Figure skating Ladies' singles February 20
 Silver Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
Speed skating Men's team pursuit February 22
 Bronze Park Seung-hi Short track speed skating Women's 500 metres February 13
 Bronze Shim Suk-hee Short track speed skating Women's 1000 metres February 21

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on January 27, 2014, South Korea has qualified a total quota of five athletes in alpine skiing.[5]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jung Dong-hyun Men's giant slalom 1:26.72 44 1:28.54 41 2:55.26 41
Men's slalom DNF
Kyung Sung-hyun Men's giant slalom 1:34.03 66 1:41.17 70 3:15.20 66
Men's slalom DNF
Park Je-yun Men's giant slalom DNF
Men's slalom DNF
Gim So-hui Women's giant slalom 1:31.47 59 1:30.36 52 3:01.83 53
Women's slalom DNF
Kang Young-seo Women's slalom 1:18.84 59 1:17.61 49 2:36.45 49

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships South Korea qualified 1 man and 1 woman.[6]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Lee In-bok Men's sprint 28:35.9 1 (0+1) 82
Men's individual 57:29.0 1 (0+1+0+0) 73
Mun Ji-hee Women's sprint 24:32.0 1 (0+1) 74
Women's individual 54:06.7 3 (0+0+2+1) 69

Bobsleigh[edit]

Two-man
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kim Dong-hyun*
Jun Jung-lin
Two-man 57.78 25 57.76 24 57.73 24 Did not advance 2:53.27 25
Seo Young-woo
Won Yun-jong*
57.41 18 57.20 18 57.58 21 57.08 =16 3:49.27 18
Jun Jung-lin
Seo Young-woo
Suk Young-jin
Won Yun-jong*
Four-man 55.82 21 55.97 20 56.25 22 55.88 =17 3:44.22 20
Kim Dong-hyun*
Kim Kyung-hyun
Kim Sik
Oh Jea-han
56.98 30 56.77 29 56.89 29 Did not advance 2:50.64 28
Kim Sun-ok
Shin Mi-hwa
Two-woman 1:00.09 19 1:00.02 18 1:00.44 18 1:00.26 18 4:00.81 18

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on January 27, 2014, South Korea has qualified a total quota of two athletes, each of them will compete only in classical events.[5]

Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Hwang Jun-ho Men's 15 km classical N/A 44:34.8 +6:05.1 68
Men's 30 km skiathlon 41:22.6 67 LAP 68 LAP 68
Lee Chae-won Women's 10 km classical N/A 32:16.9 +3:59.1 51
Women's 15 km skiathlon 22:41.1 59 20:51.3 41 44:17.2 +5:43.6 54
Women's 30 km freestyle N/A 1:16:38.2 +5:33.0 36

Curling[edit]

Based on results from 2012 World Women's Curling Championship and the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship, South Korea has qualified their women's team as one of the seven highest ranked nations.

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
Canada Jennifer Jones 9 0 72 40 43 27 12 14 86%
Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson 7 2 58 52 37 35 13 7 80%
Switzerland Mirjam Ott 5 4 63 60 37 38 13 7 78%
Great Britain Eve Muirhead 5 4 74 58 39 35 9 11 80%
Japan Ayumi Ogasawara 4 5 59 67 39 41 4 10 76%
Denmark Lene Nielsen 4 5 57 56 34 40 12 9 78%
China Wang Bingyu 4 5 58 62 36 38 10 4 81%
South Korea Kim Ji-sun 3 6 60 65 35 37 10 6 79%
Russia Anna Sidorova 3 6 48 56 33 35 19 6 82%
United States Erika Brown 1 8 42 75 33 40 8 5 76%


Round-robin

South Korea has a bye in draws 1, 5 and 9.

Figure skating[edit]

South Korea has achieved the following quota places:[7] Three athletes were named to the team.[8]

Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Hae-jin Ladies' singles 54.37 18 Q 95.11 17 149.48 16
Kim Yun-a 74.92 1 Q 144.19 2 219.11 2
Park So-youn 49.14 23 Q 93.83 19 142.97 21

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Kim Kwang-jin Men's halfpipe 45.40 34.40 45.40 25 Did not advance
Park Hee-jin Women's halfpipe 42.40 20.40 42.40 21 Did not advance
Moguls
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank
Choi Jae-woo Men's moguls 24.61 14.16 20.56 15 26.08 16.2 21.9 2 Q 25.27 16.03 22.11 10 Q DNF Did not advance
Seo Jee-won Women's moguls 33.49 11.30 15.95 24 33.02 10.56 15.4 13 Did not advance
Seo Jung-hwa DNS 33.56 9.54 14.16 14 Did not advance

Luge[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2013–14 Luge World Cup, South Korea has achieved a total quota of four athletes and a spot in the mixed team relay due to allocation.[9]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kim Dong-hyeon Men's singles 54.207 36 54.603 36 53.795 34 53.780 37 3:36.385 35
Cho Jung-myung
Park Jin-yong
Men's doubles 51.643 18 51.475 17 N/A 1:43.118 18
Sung Eun-ryung Women's singles 52.173 30 51.960 31 52.486 31 52.124 29 3:28.743 29
Cho Jung-myung
Kim Dong-hyeon
Park Jin-yong
Sung Eun-ryung
Mixed team relay 56.174 12 57.986 12 58.469 11 N/A 2:52.629 12

Short track speed skating[edit]

Based on their performance at the two World Cup events in November 2013 South Korea qualified a full team of 5 men and 5 women.

Noh Jin-kyu qualified for the team but broke his elbow on January 14, 2014 and will miss the Olympics.[10] His replacement was named as Lee Ho-suk. Due to a conflict with or lack of support from the South Korean coaches and national short-track administrators, Ahn Hyun-soo, one of South Korea's best skaters, left the Korean team and competed for Russia in these Olympics. He defeated the Korean skaters in all four short track events and the Korean men were completely shut out of medals in these Olympics.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sin Da-woon 1000 m 1:25.893 2 Q 1:24.215 1 Q 1:25.564 2 FA PEN 7
1500 m 2:15.530 1 Q N/A 2:52.061 4 FB 2:22.066 10
Lee Han-bin 500 m 41.982 2 Q 41.471 3 Did not advance 11
1000 m 1:26.502 1 Q 1:24.444 1 Q PEN Did not advance 8
1500 m 2:16.412 1 Q N/A 3:11.810 5 AA 2:16.466 6
Park Se-yeong 500 m 41.566 1 Q PEN Did not advance 14
1500 m 2:21.087 3 Q N/A 2:16.241 3 FB PEN 13
Lee Han-bin
Lee Ho-suk
Kim Yun-jae
Park Se-yeong
Sin Da-woon
5000 m relay N/A 6:48.206 3 FB 6:43.921 7
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cho Ha-ri 1500 m 2:27.629 1 Q N/A PEN Did not advance 19
Kim A-lang 500 m 43.919 2 Q 43.673 3 Did not advance 10
1000 m 1:31.640 1 Q 1:32.154 3 Did not advance 10
1500 m 2:22.864 2 Q N/A 2:22.928 2 FA PEN 13
Park Seung-hi 500 m 44.18 1 Q 43.392 1 Q 43.611 1 FA 54.207 3
1000 m 1:31.883 1 Q 1:30.801 2 Q 1:30.182 1 FA 1:30.761 1
Shim Suk-hee 500 m 44.197 2 Q 43.572 4 Did not advance 14
1000 m 1:31.046 1 Q 1:29.356 1 Q 1:31.237 1 FA 1:31.027 3
1500 m 2:24.765 1 Q N/A 2:18.966 2 FA 2:19.239 2
Cho Ha-ri
Kim A-lang
Kong Sang-jeong
Park Seung-hi
Shim Suk-hee
3000 m relay N/A 4:08.052 1 FA 4:09.498 1

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round; AA – Advance to medal round due to being impeded by another skater

Skeleton[edit]

South Korea has qualified two spots in the men's event for the first time in history on its fourth consecutive Olympics.[11]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lee Han-sin Men's 58.41 25 58.12 22 58.64 24 Did not advance 2:55.17 24
Yun Sung-bin 57.54 15 57.02 9 57.90 20 57.11 15 3:49.57 16

Ski jumping[edit]

South Korea has received the following start quotas:

Athlete Event Qualification First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Choi Heung-chul Men's normal hill 90.0 105.9 34 Q 95.0 109.1 42 Did not advance
Men's large hill 116.0 88.6 37 Q 121.5 99.0 44 Did not advance
Choi Seo-woo Men's normal hill 96.5 113.7 18 Q 95.0 116.2 33 Did not advance
Men's large hill 117.0 97.7 29 Q 122.0 106.4 39 Did not advance
Kang Chil-ku Men's normal hill 89.0 99.3 42 Did not advance
Men's large hill 104.5 78.8 45 Did not advance
Kim Hyun-ki Men's normal hill 96.0 114.4 16 Q 92.5 109.2 41 Did not advance
Men's large hill 111.0 80.3 44 Did not advance
Choi Heung-chul
Choi Seo-woo
Kang Chil-ku
Kim Hyun-ki
Men's team large hill N/A 476.5 402.0 11 Did not advance

Snowboarding[edit]

Alpine
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Kim Sang-kyum Men's giant slalom 1:40.27 17 Did not advance
Men's slalom 1:02.35 26 Did not advance
Shin Bong-shik Men's giant slalom 1:43.43 26 Did not advance
Men's slalom 1:00.32 23 Did not advance
Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Kim Ho-jun Men's halfpipe 61.75 20.00 61.75 14 Did not advance
Lee Kwang-ki 27.00 69.50 69.50 11 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Speed skating[edit]

Based on the results from the fall World Cups during the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup season, South Korea has earned the following start quotas:

On 11 February 2014, Lee Sang-hwa won the gold medal for the women's 500m longtrack speedskating race, having previously won the one at the 2010 Games. She became the first woman since Catriona Le May Doan at the 2002 Games to defend her gold at the event. She became the third woman to win back-to-back golds at the 500m,[12][13] and hence the first Korean woman to do so.

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Joo Hyong-jun 1500 m N/A 1:48.59 29
Kim Cheol-min 5000 m N/A 6:37.28 24
Kim Jun-ho 500 m 35.43 25 35.42 21 70.85 21
Kim Tae-yun 1000 m N/A 1:10.81 30
Lee Kang-seok 500 m 35.45 26 35.42 22 70.87 22
Lee Kyou-hyuk 500 m 35.16 12 35.48 23 70.65 18
1000 m N/A 1:10.04 21
Lee Seung-hoon 5000 m N/A 6:25.61 12
10000 m N/A 13:11.68 4
Mo Tae-bum 500 m 34.84 4 34.84 5 69.68 4
1000 m N/A 1:09.37 12
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kim Bo-reum 1500 m N/A 1:59.78 21
3000 m N/A 4:12.08 13
Kim Hyun-yung 500 m 39.19 24 39.04 24 78.23 24
1000 m N/A 1:18.10 28
Lee Bo-ra 500 m 38.93 20 38.82 21 77.75 20
1000 m N/A 1:57.49 35
Lee Sang-hwa 500 m 37.42 1 37.28 1 74.70 OR 1
1000 m N/A 1:15.94 12
Noh Seon-yeong 1500 m N/A 2:01.07 29
3000 m N/A 4:19.02 25
Park Seung-ju 500 m 39.207 26 39.11 26 78.31 26
1000 m N/A 1:18.94 31
Yang Shin-young 1500 m N/A 2:04.13 36
3000 m N/A 4:23.67 27
Team pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
Men's team pursuit  Russia (RUS)
W 3:40.84
 Canada (CAN)
W 3:42.32
Final A
 Netherlands (NED)
L 3:40.85
2
Kim Bo-reum
Noh Seon-yeong
Yang Shin-young
Women's team pursuit  Japan (JPN)
L 3:05.28
Did not advance Final D
 Norway (NOR)
L 3:11.54
8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yonhap News Agency January 28, 2014 7:49am Veteran speed skater to carry S. Korean flag at Sochi Winter Olympics". Global Post (Seoul, South Korea: Yonhap). 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers". http://www.olympic.org/. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers". The International Olympic Committee (IOC). February 23, 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Jee-ho, Yoo (23 January 2014). "S. Korean athletes vow winning performance at Sochi". Global Post (Seoul, South Korea: Yonhap News Agency). Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Summary of Quota allocation as per 24.01.2014". www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Communication No. 1821". www.isu.org. International Skating Union. October 9, 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Yu-na, look out for Russian skaters!
  9. ^ "S. Korea qualifies for every luge discipline at Sochi Winter Olympics". Yonhap News Agency. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Short tracker Noh to miss Sochi Winter Olympics with broken elbow". The Korean Herald. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ "S. Korean bobsleigh, skeleton athletes come home after earning Olympic spots". Yonhap News Agency (Global Post). 22 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  12. ^ James O'Brien (2014-02-11). "Heather Richardson falls short of medal, Lee Sang-hwa wins 500m gold". NBC News. 
  13. ^ Yonhap News Agency (2014-02-11). "(Olympics) Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa poised for gold in women's 500 meters". GlobalPost. 

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