Kim Won-tak

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Won-Tak (born July 21, 1964) is a South Korean long-distance runner who competed in the late 1980s.


He was best known at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul of sharing the lighting of the Olympic Flame with fellow South Koreans Chung Sun-Man and Sohn Kee-Chung.

Kim also competed in those same games, finishing 18th in the men's marathon event.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Korea
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 18th Marathon 2:15:44
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 19th Marathon 2:21:16


Olympic Games
Preceded by
Rafer Johnson
Final Summer Olympic Torchbearer
with Chung Sun-Man & Sohn Kee-Chung

1988 Seoul
Succeeded by
Antonio Rebollo