South Korea

History

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.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Kim Woo-jin
Lee Seung-yun
Lee Woo-seok
Women’s Individual Chang Hye-jin
Choi Mi-sun
Kang Chae-young
Men’s Team Kim Woo-jin
Lee Seung-yun
Lee Woo-seok
Women’s Team Chang Hye-jin
Choi Mi-sun
Kang Chae-young
Mixed Team Eligible to Compete

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 20km Walk Choe Byung-kwang
Men’s Marathon Oh Joo-han

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Marathon Ahn Seul-ki
Choi Kyung-sun

Baseball/Softball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Baseball Cha Woo-chan
Cho Sang-woo
Choi Jeong
Go Woo-suk
Ha Jae-hoon
Ham Deok-ju
Hur Kyoung-min
Hwang Jae-gyun
Kang Baek-ho
Kim Kwang-hyun
Kim Jae-hwan
Kim Ha-seong
Kim Sang-su
Kim Hyun-soo
Lee Young-ha
Lee Jung-hoo
Lee Seung-ho
Lee Yong-chan
Min Byung-hun
Moon Kyeong-chan
Park Jong-hun
Park Sei-hyok
Park Kun-woo
Park Byung-ho
Park Min-woo
Won Jong-hyan
Yang Hyeon-jong
Yang Eui-ji

Basketball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Go Ah-ra
Kang Lee-seul
Park Hye-jin
Kang A-jeong
Kim Min-jeong
Sim Sung-young
Kim Dan-bi
Bae Hye-yoon
Kim Jung-eun
Park Ji-su
Ku Se-ul
Kim Han-byul

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Featherweight Im Ae-ji
Women’s Lightweight Oh Yeon-ji

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Road Race Na Ah-reum
Women’s Individual Sprint Eligible to Compete
Women’s Keirin Qualified Via Rankings

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 3m Springboard Woo Ha-ram
Men’s 10m Platform Woo Ha-ram

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage Hwang Young-shik
Horse: Despino

Football

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Song Bum-keun
Lee You-hyeon
Kang Yun-seong
Lee Sang-min
Jeong Tae-wook
Kim Dong-hyun
Jeong Woo-yeong
Kim Jin-kyu
Cho Kyu-seong
Lee Dong-gyeong
Lee Dong-jun
Kim Jae-woo
Kim Jin-ya
Kim Dae-won
Kim Tae-hyeon
Jung Seung-won
Um Won-sang
Oh Se-hun
Maeng Seong-ung
Won Du-jae
An Chan-gi
Yoon Jong-gyu
Ahn Joon-soo

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Women’s Artistic Individual Events
(1) (2)
Lee Yun-seo
Yeo Seo-jeong
Men’s Artistic Team All-Around Kim Han-sol
Lee Jun-ho
Lee Jung-hyo
Park Min-soo
Yang Hak-seon

Handball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Gwon Han-na
Jo Ha-rang
Jo Su-yeon
Ju Hui
Jung Ji-in
Kang Eun-hye
Kim On-a
Kim Seon-hwa
Lee Mi-gyeong
Park Sae-young
Ryu Eun-hee
Shin Eun-joo
Sim Hae-in
Song Jie-un
Won Seon-pil
Yu So-jeong

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual
(1) (2)
Jun Woong-tae
Lee Ji-hun
Women’s Individual Kim Se-hee

Rugby Sevens

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Jeong Yeon-sik
Kim Hyun-soo
Park Wan-yong
Lee Seong-bae
Chang Yong-heung
Jang Jeong-min
Andre Coquillard
Jang Seong-min
Han Kun-kyu
Kim Won-yong
Kim Nam-uk
Yoo Hee-bum

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Cho Won-woo
Men’s Laser Ha Jee-min
Men’s 470 Park Gun-woo
Cho Sung-min

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Kim Jong-hyun
Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
(1) (2)
Bae Sang-hee
Kim Je-hee
Women’s 10m Air Rifle Im Ha-na
Jung Eun-hea
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
(1) (2)
Kim Jun-hong
Song Jong-ho
Women’s 25m Pistol Kim Jang-mi
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Jin Jong-oh
Lee Dae-myung
Women’s 10m Air Pistol
(1) (2)
Kim Bo-mi
Kim Min-jung
Mixed Team 10m Air Pistol
(1) (2)
Eligible to compete
Eligible to compete
Men’s Skeet Kang Hyun-suk
Women’s Skeet Kim Min-ji

Swimming

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Cho Sung-jae
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Kim Seo-yeong
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Choi Jung-min
Jung Hyun-young
Park Na-ri
Jo Hyun-ju

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Women’s Singles From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Men’s Team Jang Woo-jin
Lee Sang-su
Jeoung Young-sik
Lim Jong-hoon
An Jae-hyun
Women’s Team Suh Hyo-won
Lee Zion
Choi Hyo-joo
Lee Eun-hye
Shin Yu-bin

Taekwondo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -58kg Jang Jun
Men’s -68kg Lee Dae-hoon
Men’s +80kg In Kyo-don
Women’s -49kg Sim Jae-young
Women’s -57kg Lee Ah-reum
Women’s +67kg Lee Da-bin

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Indoor Volleyball Lee Ju-ah
Yeum Hye-seon
Kim Hee-jin
Kim Hae-ran
Oh Ji-young
Kim Yeon-koung
Kim Su-ji
Park Jeong-ah
Han Song-yi
Yang Hyo-jin
Kang Soh-wi
Lee Jae-yeoung
Pyo Seung-ju
Lee Da-yeong