South Korea at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).png
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (in Korean and English)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors35 in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 29th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

South Korea, as Korea, competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 35 competitors, all men, took part in 23 events in 7 sports.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Song Soon-chun Boxing Men's Bantamweight 1 December
 Bronze Kim Chang-Hee Weightlifting Men's Lightweight 24 November

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Track and road

Event Athletes Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Men's 800 metres Sim Sang-Ok 1:55.5 6 (H4) Did not advance
Men's 1500 metres 4:09.0 13 (H2) Did not advance
Men's marathon Lee Chang-Hoon 2:28:45 4
Choi Chung-Sik 2:36:53 12
Im Hwa-Dong Did not finish -

Field

Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result (m) Rank Result Rank
Men's long jump Seo Yeong-Ju 7.09 18 Did not advance
Men's triple jump Choi Yeong-Gi 14.86 20 Q 14.65 21
Men's hammer throw Song Gyo-Sik 53.74 16 Did not advance

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Group round

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Uruguay 6 3 3 0 238 187
 Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 242 199
 Republic of China 4 3 1 2 216 249
 South Korea 3 3 0 3 194 255

Classification 9-15

Group 2 (9-15)

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Canada 4 2 2 0 147 123
 Japan 3 2 1 1 143 140
 South Korea 0 2 0 2 130 157

Classification 13-15

Thailand's loss gave the nation 15th place.

Classification 13/14

Korea's final ranking was 14th.

Squad

An Yeong-sik, An Byeong-seok, Jo Byeong-hyeon, Choi Tae-gon, Kim Chun-bae, Kim Hyeong-il, Kim Yeong-gi, Kim Yeong-su, Go Se-tae, Baek Jeong-nam

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pyo Hyeon-Gi Flyweight  Libeer (FRA)
L by points
Did not advance
Song Sun-Cheon Bantamweight  Adela (PHI)
W by points
 Bath (AUS)
W by points
 Tomaselli (ARG)
W by points
 Barrientos (CHI)
W by points
 Behrendt (EUA)
L by points
Silver
Jeong Do-Hun Featherweight  Zachara (TCH)
L by points
Did not advance
Baek Do-Seon Lightweight  Vairolatto (FRA)
L by retired
Did not advance
Hwang Eui-Kyung Light-Welterweight  de los Santos (PHI)
W by disqualified
 Dumitrescu (ROU)
L by points
Did not advance

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Road competition

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kim Ho-Soon Individual road race 5:34:37
37
Im Sang-Jo Individual road race Did Not Finish
-

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Two shooters represented South Korea in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Chu Hwa-il 300 m rifle three positions 903 19
Kim Yun-gi 50 m pistol 463 30

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Men

Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yu In-Ho Bantamweight (-56 kg) 90 5 95 5T 135 1 320 4
Kim Hae-Nam 85 10 95 5T 127.5 4 307.5 5
Lee Kyung-Seop Featherweight (-60 kg) 90 16 95 8 127.5 4T 312.5 8
Kim Chang-Hui Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 107.5 11 112.5 7 150 1T 370 3
Kim Seong-Jip Middleweight (-75 kg) 125 2 110 11 145 6 380 5
Park Dong-Cheol Middle-Heavyweight (-90 kg) 120 12 0 - - - 120 15

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Men's Freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Lee Jeong-Gyu Flyweight (−52 kg)  Abdul (PAK)
W by fall
 Daware (IND)
L 0-3
Lee Sang-Gyun Bantamweight (−57 kg)  Ramel (PHI)
W by fall
 Zahur (PAK)
W 2-1
Bye  Iizuka (JPN)
L 0-3
Oh Tae-Keun Lightweight (−67 kg)  Ashraf (PAK)
L by fall

References

  1. ^ "South Korea at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2015.