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Popular South Korea Olympic Athletes

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List of popular South Korean Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from South Korea have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from South Korea who have competed in the Olympics. South Korea has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. The list you're viewing is made up of many different athletes, including Choi Min-Ho and Kim Hyun-Ki.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous South Korean Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest South Korean Olympian of all time?"

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    Bo-ra Lee is a speed skater.  more

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    • Olympic Sport: Speed skating
    • Olympic Country: South Korea
    • Date Of Birth: 1986-08-16
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics
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    Byun Chun-Sa is a South Korean short track speed skater who won gold in the 3000m relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Short track speed skating
    • Olympic Country: South Korea
    • Date Of Birth: 1987-11-23
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's 3000 m relay
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2006 Winter Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Choi Min-ho is a male South Korean judoka who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics in the 60kg extra-lightweight category. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he ended all 5 of his matches by Ippon, and defeated European champion Ludwig Paischer in the final for the gold medal. Choi ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Judo
    • Olympic Country: South Korea
    • Date Of Birth: 1980-08-18
    • Place Of Birth: Gimcheon, South Korea, Asia, East Asia, Korean Peninsula, + more
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Extra Lightweight (-60 kg), Judo at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Extra Lightweight (-60 kg)
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Judo, - 60 kg Men (extra lightweight)
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Bronze medal
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    Hwang Ji-man is a male badminton player from South Korea.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Badminton
    • Olympic Country: South Korea
    • Date Of Birth: 1984-07-08
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's doubles
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Badminton, doubles
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal
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    Im Dong-Hyun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular South Korea Olympic Athletes
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    Im Dong-Hyun is a South Korean archer. He competes for the South Korean national team and is a former world number one. He has 20/200 vision in his left eye and 20/100 vision in his right eye, meaning he needs to be 10 times closer to see objects clearly, with his left eye, compared to someone with ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Archery
    • Olympic Country: South Korea
    • Date Of Birth: 1986-05-12
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, team
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Jeon Da-hye is a South Korean short track speed skater who won gold in the women's 3000 metre relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics. In 1999 Jeon earned her first call to the South Korea women's national short track team at the age of 16. In 2001 she won two silver medals at the World Championships as a ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Short track speed skating
    • Olympic Country: South Korea
    • Date Of Birth: 1983-11-23
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's 3000 m relay, Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 3000 metre relay
    • Weight: 63.0
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2006 Winter Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Jeong Gyeong-Mi

    Jeong Gyeong-mi is a South Korean female judoka. In 2006, she won her first international gold medal at the 18th World University Judo Championship in Suwon, South Korea. Jeong also won a bronze medal in the -78 kg category at the 2007 World Judo Championships, a silver medal in the same weight category ...more

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    • Date Of Birth: 1985-07-26
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    Jin Jong-oh is a male South Korea sports shooter who competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. A triple Olympic champion, he is one of the most successful individual shooters at the Olympics and the only athlete who has won two consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's 50 metre pistol. He ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Shooting sports
    • Olympic Country: South Korea
    • Date Of Birth: 1979-09-24
    • Place Of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, Seoul National Capital Area, Asia, East Asia, + more
    • Nationality: South Korea
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre pistol, Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre air pistol, Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre pistol
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 50m pistol, Men's 10m air pistol
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal
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