Park Na-ri

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Park Na-ri
Personal information
Full name Park Na-ri
National team  South Korea
Born (1988-03-03) 3 March 1988 (age 29)
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, medley

Park Na-ri (Korean: 박 나리; born March 3, 1988) is a South Korean swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and individual medley events.[1] She won two bronze medals, as a member of the South Korean swimming team, in the 800 m freestyle relay at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.[2]

Park qualified for the women's 200 m individual medley at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by attaining a B-standard entry time of 2:20.17.[3] Park challenged five other swimmers on the first heat, including two-time Olympians Marina Mulyayeva of Kazakhstan and Vered Borochovski of Israel. She edged out Iceland's Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir to a third-place sprint by more than six tenths of a second (0.60) with a time of 2:21.48. Park failed to qualify for the semifinals, as she placed twenty-sixth overall in the preliminaries.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Park Na-Ri". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Marsteller, Jason (5 December 2006). "Japan Blazes to Asian Record Time in Men's 400 Free Relay at Asian Games". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 23 June 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 200m Individual Medley Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's 200m Individual Medley Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Women's 200 Individual Medley Prelims Day 3: Klochkova Aims for Repeat Olympic Gold; Americans Qualify 3rd and 4th". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 9 May 2013.