South Korea women's national handball team

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Nickname Forever the Moment
Association Korea Handball Federation
Coach Lim Young-chul
Most caps Oh Seong-ok (114)
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 8 (first in 1984)
Best result Winners (1988, 1992)
World Championship
Appearances 15 (first in 1978)
Best result Winners (1995)
Asian Championship
Appearances 14 (first in 1987)
Best result Winners (1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997,

2000, 2006, 2008, 2012)

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South Korea women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul Team
Gold 1992 Barcelona Team
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Team
Silver 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver 2004 Athens Team
Bronze 2008 Beijing Team
World Championship
Gold 1995 Austria/Hungary Team
Bronze 2003 Croatia Team
Asian Games
Gold 1990 Beijing Team
Gold 1994 Hiroshima Team
Gold 1998 Bangkok Team
Gold 2002 Busan Team
Gold 2006 Doha Team
Bronze 2010 Guangzhou Team

The South Korea women's national handball team is the national team of South Korea. Since 1984 the Korean team has not only participated constantly in Olympic Games but also ranked among the top four nations every time. Korea grabbed the gold medal in 1988 and 1992, and won the silver medal in 1984, 1996, and 2004. They have earned two World Championship medals so far: In 1995, they also won the World Championship title in Austria/Hungary 1995 World Women's Handball Championship, they came off third to secure the bronze medal at the Croatia in 2003 World Women's Handball Championship. It is a nine time Asian Champion, the tournament has been won by any other nation only twice.

Both the men's and women's teams failed to qualify in the regional qualifiers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in 2007 August due to the biased refereeing, but the International Handball Federation ordered replays of both qualifying tournaments after acknowledging biased officiating by Middle Eastern referees. South Korea beat Japan in both the men's and women's matches and qualified for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 January. However, the Executive Committee of the Kuwait-based federation, which had rejected the International Handball Federation's ruling to hold the replays, agreed to fine Japan and South Korea $1,000 and issued a warning to both countries. In addition, the Asian Handball Federation appealed the IHF’s decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which ruled the Asian women’s qualification invalid and forced the Korean ladies to play in the final Olympic qualifying tournament. The replay was decided to be invalid by the Court. The Korean women's team earned their ticket to the Beijing Olympics at the Olympic qualifying game held at Nîmes, France.
In the semi final match of 2008 Beijing Olympic games with Norway, Norway's deciding goal was requested to be annulled by the Korean delegation, because they claimed the ball had not crossed the goal line before the end whistle of the game. Korea's appeal was turned down by the IHF's Disciplinary Commission, confirming the end result to be 29–28 in favor of Norway.[1]

The 2008 film Forever the Moment is a fictionalized account of the teams' journey to the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Results[edit]

Performance in Olympic Games[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1984 2 Los Angeles Olympics United States
1988 1 Seoul Olympics South Korea
1992 1 Barcelona Olympics Spain
1996 2 Atlanta Olympics United States
2000 4 Sydney Olympics Australia
2004 2 Athens Olympics Greece
2008 3 Beijing Olympics China
2012 4 London Olympics Great Britain

Performance in World Championship[edit]

Performance in Asian Games[edit]

Performance in Asian Championship[edit]

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Squad[edit]

Roster for the 2013 World Women's Handball Championship.

Head coach: Lim Young-chul

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 RW Kim Seon-hwa (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 22) 1.62 m South Korea Incheon Sports Council
5 CB Lee Hyo-jin (1994-04-22)22 April 1994 (aged 19) 1.67 m South Korea Gyeongnam
7 LW Choi Su-min (1990-01-09)9 January 1990 (aged 23) 1.75 m South Korea Seoul City
10 P Won Seon-pil (1994-08-06)6 August 1994 (aged 19) 1.75 m South Korea Incheon Sports Council
12 GK Park Mi-ra (1987-04-20)20 April 1987 (aged 26) 1.70 m South Korea Wonderful Samcheok
13 P Yoo Hyun-ji (1984-07-16)16 July 1984 (aged 29) 1.75 m South Korea Wonderful Samcheok
14 LB Kim Jin-yi (1993-06-20)20 June 1993 (aged 20) 1.78 m South Korea Colorful Daegu
15 RB Jung Yu-ra (1992-02-06)6 February 1992 (aged 21) 1.70 m South Korea Colorful Daegu
16 GK Song Mi-young (1975-01-16)16 January 1975 (aged 38) 1.72 m South Korea Incheon Sports Council
17 RB Ryu Eun-hee (1990-02-24)24 February 1990 (aged 23) 1.80 m South Korea Incheon Sports Council
19 CB Jung Ji-hae (1985-03-06)6 March 1985 (aged 28) 1.68 m South Korea Wonderful Samcheok
20 LW Lee Eun-bi (1990-10-23)23 October 1990 (aged 23) 1.62 m South Korea Busan Infrastructure
21 LB Kim Eun-kyeong (1991-09-03)3 September 1991 (aged 22) 1.78 m South Korea Gyeongnam
22 RW Woo Sun-hee (1978-07-01)1 July 1978 (aged 35) 1.70 m South Korea Wonderful Samcheok
23 P Nam Yeong-sin (1990-08-27)27 August 1990 (aged 23) 1.76 m South Korea Gyeongnam
24 CB Gwon Han-na (1989-11-22)22 November 1989 (aged 24) 1.72 m South Korea Seoul City

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