sports The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from South Korea, with photos when available. These are the best South Korean Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. South Korean athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which South Korean Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from South 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.

This list has a variety of athletes, like Jin Jong-Oh and Jeong Gyeongmi, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best South Korean Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from South 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 South Korea Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on South Korea.

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Kim Yuna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Kim Yuna Women's Singles

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Park Tae-hwan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Park Tae-hwan Men's 400m freestyle, Men's 200m Freestyle

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Lee Sang-hwa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Sang-hwa Women's 500 m

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Lee Yong-dae is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Yong-dae Badminton, mixed doubles

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Choi Min-Ho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Choi Min-Ho Men's Judo, - 60 kg Men (extra lightweight)

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Son Yeon-jae is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Jeong Gyeong-Mi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Park Sung Hyun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Park Sung Hyun Women's Archery, individual

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Kim Yeon-Koung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Lee Hyo-jung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Hyo-jung Women's Badminton, doubles, Badminton

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Wang Ki-Chun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Wang Ki-Chun Men's Judo^! 66 - 73kg (lightweight)

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Nam Hyun-Hee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Nam Hyun-Hee Women's Foil individual

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Lee Kyou-hyuk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Jin Jong-Oh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Jin Jong-Oh Men's 50m pistol, Men's 10m air pistol

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Kim Jae-Bum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Kim Jae-Bum Men's Judo^! 73 - 81kg (half-middleweight)

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Yoo Won-Chul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Yoo Won-Chul Men's Parallel bars

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Lee Bo-ra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Park Kyung-mo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Park Kyung-mo Men's Archery, individual, Men's Archery

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Lee Kyung-won is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Kyung-won Women's Badminton^! doubles

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Hwang Ji-man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Hwang Ji-man Men's Badminton^! doubles

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Yoon Jin-Hee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Yoon Jin-Hee Women's Weightlifting^! 53kg

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Im Dong-Hyun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Im Dong-Hyun Men's Archery, team

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Byun Chun-Sa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Noh Seon-yeong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Seung-Hoon Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Seung-Hoon Lee Speed skating - Men's 5000m, Men's 10000m

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Lee Ho-Suk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Ho-Suk Men's 1000m, Men's 1500 m, Men's 5000m Relay

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Sa Jae-Hyouk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Sa Jae-Hyouk Men's Weightlifting, Middleweight 69-77 kg

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Jeon Da-Hye is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Joo Hyun-Jung is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Joo Hyun-Jung Women's Archery, team

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Lee Jung-Su is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Jung-Su Men's 1500 m, Men's 1000m, Men's 5000m Relay

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Kang Kwang-bae is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Lee Jae-jin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Jae-jin Men's Badminton^! doubles

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Yun Ok-Hee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Yun Ok-Hee Women's Archery, team, Women's Archery

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Lee Kang-Seok is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Kang-Seok Men's 500m

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Kim Hyun-ki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Lee Chang-hwan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Chang-hwan Men's Archery, team