South Korea made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1948 and has competed ever since with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States led boycott. They hosted the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. The nation sends one of the largest delegations to the Olympics with over 200 athletes competing at each Olympics since 1988. South Korea participates in almost all sports held on the Olympic program.
South Korea has won at least one medal in most Summer Olympics it has participated with the exception being in 1960. The nation has won over 250 medals and since 1984 it is typically featured in the top 10 of the medal table. The most successful sports include judo, archery and wrestling. The most successful athletes are sport shooter Jin Jong-oh and archer Kim Soo-Nyung whom both won six medals each. Jin won three gold (2008, 2012 and 2016) and one silver (2004) medals in the men’s 50m pistol and won one gold (2012) and one silver (2008) medals in the men’s 10m air pistol. Kim won one gold (1988), one silver (1992) and one bronze (2000) medals in the women’s individual and three gold (1988, 1992 and 2000) medals in the women’s team. In 2016 South Korea won 21 medals.
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