Park Kyung-hwa

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Park Kyung-hwa
Personal information
Full name Park Kyung-hwa
National team  South Korea
Born (1984-08-29) 29 August 1984 (age 33)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly

Park Kyung-hwa (also Park Gyeong-hwa, Korean: 박 경화; born August 29, 1984) is a South Korean former swimmer, who specialized in butterfly events.[1] She won a bronze medal as a member of the South Korean team in the 4 × 100 m medley relay (4:13.41), when her nation hosted the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.[2]

Park qualified for the women's 100 m butterfly at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 1:01.79 from the Dong-A Swimming Tournament in Seoul.[3] She challenged seven other swimmers on the second heat, including five-time Olympian Mette Jacobsen of Denmark. She rounded out the field to last place by a tenth of a second (0.10) behind Hong Kong's Sze Hang Yu in 1:02.52. Park failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed thirty-third overall on the first day of preliminaries.[4][5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Park Kyung-Hwa". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wu and Qi Win Third Gold Apiece, as China Winds Up a Dominant Performance at Asian Games". Swimming World Magazine. 5 October 2002. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Butterfly Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's 100m Butterfly Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "Women's 100 Butterfly Prelims: Petria Thomas Fastest Through to Semis – One Full Second Ahead of Inky". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.