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South Korean Athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics

South Korea will make its 17th appearance at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to 21 2016.

South Korea did not attendant the 1980 Summer Olympics that was held in Moscow. It refused to participate in support of a US-led boycott of the games.

South Korean Team and Its Participation

This year, it will send 126 competitors who would compete in 16 sports.

Some of the games in which the South Korean athletes would be participating in include diving, equestrian, field hockey, football, gymnasts, handball, sailing, shooting, swimming, Taekwondo, wrestling and others.

Following Park Tae Hwan's doping scandal, the 26-year-old swimmer and Olympic gold medalist has been ruled out of the 2016 Summer Olympic.

South Korea had sent 248 competitors to the 2012 London Summer Olympics who participated in 22 sports. It stood fifth on the table bagging a total of 28 medals - 13 gold, eight silver, and seven bronze.

List of South Korea Athletes Participating in the Rio Games

Field hockey01616
Modern pentathlon213
Table tennis336

South Korea Olympic Team at 2016 Rio Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Ki Bo-BaeArchery
Kim Woo-jinArchery
Choi Mi-sunArchery
Ku Bon-chanArchery
Chang Hye-jinArchery
Lee Seung-yunArchery
Lee Yong-daeBadminton
Kim Ha-naBadminton
Sung Ji-hyunBadminton
Yoo Yeon-seongBadminton
Son Wan-HoBadminton
Jung Kyung-eunBadminton
Ko Sung-hyunBadminton
Lee So-heeBadminton
Lee Dong-keunBadminton
Bae Yeon-juBadminton
Kim Gi-jungBadminton
Chang Ye-naBadminton
Kim Sa-rangBadminton
Shin Seung-chanBadminton
Na Ah-ReumCycling - Road
Lee Hye-JinCycling - Track
Park Sang-hoonCycling - Track
Im ChaebinCycling - Track
Woo Ha-ramDiving
Kim Dong-seonEquestrian
Kim Ji-YeonFencing
Shin A-LamFencing
Gu Bon-GilFencing
Nam Hyun-heeFencing
Kim Jung-HwanFencing
Jung Jin-sunJFencing
Injeong ChoiFencing
Jeon Hee-sookFencing
Park Kyoung-DooFencing
Park Sang-youngFencing
Kim Jong-eunField hockey
Han Hye-LyoungField hockey
Jang Soo-JiField hockey
Cheon EunbiField hockey
Chun In-geeGolf
Inbee ParkGolf
Amy YangGolf
An Byeong HunGolf
Kim Sei-youngGolf
Wang Jeung-hunGolf
Park Min-sooGymnastics
Yoo Won-chulGymnastics
Lee Eun-biHandball
Gwon Han NaHandball
Kim On AHandball
Sim Hae-inHandball
Kim Jin-yiHandball
Choi Su-minHandball
Ryu Eun-heeHandball
An Chang-rimJudo
Kim Sung-minJudo
Kim Seong-yeonJudo
Kim Jan-DiJudo
Kim Won JinJudo
An BaulJudo
Gwak Dong-hanJudo
Jeong Bo KyeongJudo
Lee Seung-SuJudo
Jung Jin-HwaModern pentathlon
Son Yeon-jaeRhythmic gymnastics
KIm Ye-JiRowing
Dongyong KimRowing
Jin Jong-ohShooting
Kim Jang-MiShooting
Kim Jong-hyunShooting
Lee DaemyungShooting
Kim Jun HongShooting
Suk Hyun-junSoccer
Son Heung-minSoccer
Kwon Chang-hoonSoccer
Ryu Seung-wooSoccer
Gu Sung-YunSoccer
Hwang Hee-chanSoccer
Jang Hyun-sooSoccer
Moon Chang-jinSoccer
Lee ChandongSoccer
Choi Kyu-baekSoccer
Jeong Seung-HyeonSoccer
Sim Sang-minSoccer
Min-Tae KimSoccer
Lee Seul-chanSoccer
Lee Chang-minSoccer
Park Tae-hwanSwimming
An SehyeonSwimming
Choi Kyu-WoongSwimming
Joo Sae-hyukTable tennis
Hyowon SuhTable tennis
Jung Young-sikTable tennis
Yang Ha-eunTable tennis
Jeon JiheeTable tennis
Lee SangsuTable tennis
Lee Dae-hoonTaekwondo
Cha Dong-minTaekwondo
Kim Tae-hunTaekwondo
Kim So-huiTaekwondo
Kim Kuk-youngTrack & field
Kim Hyun-subTrack & field
Lee Jeong-eunTrack & field
Kim Deok-hyeonTrack & field
Kim Yeon-koungVolleyball
Kim Hee-jinVolleyball
Hwang Youn-jooVolleyball
Yang Hyo JinVolleyball
Lee Jae-yeongVolleyball
Park Jeong-ahVolleyball
Bae YoonaVolleyball
Kim Hae RanVolleyball
Lee Hyo HeeVolleyball
Yeum Hye-seonVolleyball
Nam Jie-younVolleyball
Yoon Jin-heeWeightlifting
Won Jeong-SikWeightlifting
Kim Hyeon-wooWrestling
Ryu Han-suWrestling

Last Updated On : August 02, 2016

Olympic Athletes - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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