North Korea at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg
IOC codePRK
NOCOlympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
in Munich
Competitors37 (23 men, 14 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Kim Man-dok
Medals
Ranked 22nd
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

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] North Korea won the first Olympic gold medal from either Korea.

Medalists

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
 Bronze Kim Yong-ik Judo Men's 63kg

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Volleyball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "North Korea at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2016.