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Best Olympic Athletes from North Korea

List of the greatest Olympic athletes from North Korea, with photos when available. These are the best North Korean Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. North Korean athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which North Korean Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from North Korea is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

List features items like Won Ok-Im, Yun Chol and more!

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best North Korean Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from North Korea?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite North Korea Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on North Korea.
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    Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Weightlifting, Bantamweight -56kg
    Olympic Country: North Korea
    Olympic Sport: Weightlifting
    Nationality: North Korea
    Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Bantamweight -56 kg
    Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Cha Kum Chol : see more

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    Olympic Country: North Korea
    Date Of Birth: 1975-01-01
    Olympic Sport: Short track speed skating
    Nationality: North Korea
    Weight: 70.0
    Height: 1.76
    Olympic Games Participant: 1998 Winter Olympics
    Yun Chol : see more

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    Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Weightlifting, Bantamweight -56kg
    Olympic Country: North Korea
    Olympic Sport: Weightlifting
    Nationality: North Korea
    Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Bantamweight -56 kg
    Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Ri Kyong Sok : see more

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    Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Vault
    Olympic Country: North Korea
    Date Of Birth: 1989-03-09
    Place Of Birth: Hamgyong
    Olympic Sport: Artistic gymnastics
    Nationality: North Korea
    Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Vault
    Height: 1.55
    Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
    Hong Un Jong : see more

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    Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Judo, 48 - 52kg (half-lightweight)
    Olympic Country: North Korea
    Date Of Birth: 1980-06-03
    Olympic Sport: Judo
    Nationality: North Korea
    Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 52 kg
    Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
    An Kum-Ae : see more

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