Yoo Jung-nam

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Yoo Jung-Nam
Personal information
Nationality  South Korea
Born (1983-09-12) 12 September 1983 (age 31)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly
This is a Korean name; the family name is Yoo.

Yoo Jung-Nam (also Yu Jeong-Nam, Korean: 유 정남; born 12 September 1983) is a South Korean swimmer, who specialized in butterfly events.[1] He won a bronze medal in the 200 m butterfly at the 2005 East Asian Games in Macau, China, in an outstanding time of 1:59.13.[2]

Yoo qualified for the men's 200 m butterfly at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:00.77 from the Dong-A Swimming Championships in Ulsan.[3] Yoo challenged seven other swimmers on the second heat, including Olympic veterans Vladan Marković of Serbia, James Walsh of the Philippines, and Donny Utomo of Indonesia. He finished ahead of Venezuela's Alexis Márquez in fourth place by a quarter of a second (0.25), with a time of 2:01.00. Yoo failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed thirty-fourth out of 44 swimmers in the evening preliminaries.[4]


  1. ^ "Yoo Jung-Nam". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Matsuda wins 2nd gold in swimming". The Japan Times. 7 November 2005. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Butterfly" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 37. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's 200m Butterfly Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 

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