North Korea at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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North Korea at the Olympic Games

Flag of North Korea
IOC code  PRK
NOC Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 37 (23 men, 14 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Kim Man-dok
Medals
Rank: 22
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
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North Korea competed as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. It was the first time that the nation had competed at the Summer Olympic Games. 37 competitors, 23 men and 14 women, took part in 23 events in 10 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ri Ho-jun Shooting 50 m Rifle Prone 60 shots
 Silver Kim U-gil Boxing light flyweight division (48 kg)
 Bronze Kim Gwong-hyong Wrestling Freestyle (52 kg)
 Bronze Ri Chun-ok
Kim Myong-suk
Kim Zung-bok
Kang Ok-sun
Kim Yeun-ja
Hwang He-suk
Jang Ok-rim
Paek Myong-suk
Ryom Chun-ja
Kim Su-dae
Jong Ok-jin
Volleyball Women's team competition

Archery[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Three male shooters represented North Korea in 1972. Ri Ho-jun won gold in the 50 m rifle, prone event.

300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
50 m running target

Volleyball[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Korea at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 

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