Lim O-kyeong

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Olympic medal record
Women's handball
Representing  South Korea
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Team
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Team
Korean name
Hangul 임오경
Revised Romanization Im O-gyeong
McCune–Reischauer Im O-kyŏng

Lim O-Kyeong (born in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do, December 11, 1971) is a female South Korean handball player who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics, in the 1996 Summer Olympics, and in the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she was part of the South Korea national team which won the gold medal. She played all five matches and scored 30 goals.

In 1994 she moved to Japan to play for the Hiroshima Maple Reds. In 1996 she became a player-manager and led her team to a Japan Handball League championship.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, she won the silver medal as member of the South Korean team. She played all five matches and scored 41 goals.

Lim was voted World Handball Player of the Year 1996[2][3] by the International Handball Federation.

In 2004, she won the silver medal again at the Athens Olympics. At the competition she played all seven matches and scored 14 goals.

In July 2008 she was hired to become Seoul City Hall Handball Club's player-manager.


  1. ^ Profile: "O-Kyeong Lim" Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine. – (Retrieved on December 23, 2007)
  2. ^ Previous World Handball Players Archived 2008-01-01 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved on December 14, 2007)
  3. ^ "World Handball Players"worldhandball (Retrieved on December 23, 2007)
Preceded by
Erzsébet Kocsis
IHF World Player of the Year – Women
Succeeded by
Anja Andersen