South Korea at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).png
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (in Korean and English)
in Los Angeles
Competitors175 (116 men and 59 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Ha Hyung-joo
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
6
Silver
6
Bronze
7
Total
19
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

South Korea, as Korea, competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. The nation returned to the Summer Games after participating in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. 175 competitors, 116 men and 59 women, took part in 97 events in 19 sports.[1] As the country hosted the next Olympics in Seoul, a traditional Korean segment was performed at the closing ceremony.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Kim Weon-kee Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg 1 August
 Gold Ahn Byeong-keun Judo Men's 71 kg 6 August
 Gold Ha Hyung-joo Judo Men's 95 kg 9 August
 Gold Seo Hyang-soon Archery Women's individual 11 August
 Gold Shin Joon-sup Boxing Men's Middleweight 11 August
 Gold You In-tak Wrestling Men's freestyle 68 kg 11 August
 Silver Kim Jae-yup Judo Men's 60 kg 4 August
 Silver Hwang Jung-oh Judo Men's 65 kg 5 August
 Silver South Korea women's national handball team Handball Women's tournament 9 August
 Silver South Korea women's national basketball team Basketball Women's tournament 10 August
 Silver Kim Jong-kyu Wrestling Men's freestyle 52 kg 10 August
 Silver An Young-su Boxing Men's Welterweight 11 August
 Bronze Bang Dae-du Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 52 kg 2 August
 Bronze Son Gab-do Wrestling Men's freestyle 48 kg 9 August
 Bronze Lee Jung-keun Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg 9 August
 Bronze Cho Yong-chul Judo Men's +95 kg 10 August
 Bronze Kim Jin-Ho Archery Women's individual 11 August
 Bronze Chun Chil-sung Boxing Men's Lightweight }
 Bronze Kim Eui-kon Wrestling Men's freestyle 57 kg 11 August

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Korea's second appearance in Olympic archery was highly successful, especially for the women's team. Seo Hyang-soon (서향순) set new Olympic records in both the single and double FITA round categories. The Korean medalists were separated by only 13 points, while the fourth place competitor was 31 points behind Kim Jin-ho (김진호).

Women's Individual Competition

Men's Individual Competition

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1,500 metres

Men's Marathon

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.86m
  • Final — 7.81m (→ 8th place)

Women's 100 metres

  • First Heat — 12.06s (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 metres

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Women's Team Competition
  • Defeated Canada (67-62)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (55-52)
  • Lost to United States (47-84)
  • Defeated Australia (54-48)
  • Defeated PR China (69-56)
  • Lost to United States (55-85) →
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    Silver Medal

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Light Flyweight (–48 kg)

  • First Round — Lost to Paul Gonzales (United States), on points (0:5)

Men's Flyweight (–51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (–54 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated John Hyland (Great Britain), retired in third round
  • Third Round — Defeated Robert Shannon (United States), referee stopped contest in third round
  • Quarterfinals — Lost to Pedro Nolasco (Dominican Republic), referee stopped contest in first round

Men's Featherweight (–57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (–60 kg)

Men's Light-Welterweight (–63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (–67 kg)

Men's Light-Middleweight (–71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (–75 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Nine cyclists, six men and three women, represented South Korea in 1984.

Men's individual road race
Team time trial
Women's individual road race

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's 10m Platform

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Seven fencers, five men and two women, represented South Korea in 1984.

Men's épée
Men's team épée
Women's foil

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Lost to West Germany (25:37)
  • Lost to Denmark (31:28)
  • Lost to Sweden (23:36)
  • Lost to Spain (25:31)
  • Drew with United States (22:22)
  • 11th/12th place: Defeated Algeria (25:21) → 11th place
Women's Team Competition

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Three male modern pentathletes represented South Korea in 1984.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Twenty South Korean shooters (twelve men and six women) qualified to compete in the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Yang Chung-Yeol 25 m rapid fire pistol 590 5
Park Dae-Un 10 m air rifle 573 28
Yun Deok-Ha 50 m rifle prone 592 13
50 m rifle 3 positions 1127 32
10 m air rifle 563 38
Lee Eun-chul 50 m rifle 3 positions 1117 39
Seo In-Taek 50 m pistol 553 16
Gwak Jeong-Hun 50 m rifle prone 584 44
Park Jong-Gil 25 m rapid fire pistol 590 7
Park Seung-Rin 50 m pistol 539 31
Women
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Kim Hye-Yeong 25 m pistol 573 14
Park Jeong-A 10 m air rifle 381 11
Lee Jeong-Hwa 377 21
Mun Yang-Ja 25 m pistol 576 10
Go Yeong-Hui 50 m rifle three positions 552 24
Kim Yeong-Mi 558 20
Open
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Park Cheol-Seung Trap 186 11
Im Dong-Gi Skeet 187 33
Choi Jeong-Ryong Trap 175 41
Kim Yeong-Jin Skeet 186 36

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Heat — 58.91 (→ did not advance, 39th place)

Men's 200m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:07.80 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:00.91 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Women's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:13.76 (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:07.35 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:23.80 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Tennis

Women's individual (demonstration event)

Volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Tunisia (3-0)
  • Lost to United States (0-3)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-1)
  • Defeated Argentina (3-2)
  • 5th/8th place: Defeated China (3-1)
  • 5th/6th place: Defeated Argentina (3-1) → 5th place
Women's Team Competition
  • South Korea — Japan 1-3 (15-8, 11-15, 2-15, 7-15)
  • South Korea — Canada 3-0 (15-10, 15-1, 15-3)
  • South Korea — Peru 2-3 (8-15, 6-15, 15-7, 15-6, 3-15)
  • 5th-8th place: South Korea — Brazil 3-1 (13-15, 15-13, 15-9, 15-10)
  • 5th-6th place: South Korea — West Germany 3-0 (15-10, 15-10, 15-2) → Fifth place

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "South Korea at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-05-10.