Athletes The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea  

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South Korea has always sent in their top athletes to compete for the gold in the Olympic games for both the summer and winter events. Below, you'll find the best South Korean Olympians of all time. These athletes 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? Help decide below! 

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. Which athletes are truly iconic, memorable, and inspiring? Keep this in mind when casting your votes.

Who are the greatest Olympians from South Korea? Vote for your favorite South Korea Olympic athletes on this list, and down vote 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 age 27

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Jeon Da-Hye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Jeon Da-Hye age 34

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Lee Jae-jin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Jae-jin age 32

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Kang Kwang-bae is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Kim Yeon-Koung is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Haydar Ballioglu added Kim Yeon-Koung age 29

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Park Tae-hwan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Park Tae-hwan age 28

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Lee Sang-hwa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Sang-hwa age 28

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Lee Yong-dae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Yong-dae age 29

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Choi Min-Ho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Choi Min-Ho age 37

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Son Yeon-jae is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Ezzah Peter added Son Yeon-jae, gymnastic age 23

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Park Sung Hyun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Jeong Gyeong-Mi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Jeong Gyeong-Mi age 32

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Yun Sung-bin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Yun Sung-bin

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Lee Hyo-jung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Hyo-jung age 36

The Most Stunning South Korean Models

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Nam Hyun-Hee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Nam Hyun-Hee age 36

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Lee Kyou-hyuk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Kyou-hyuk age 39

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Jin Jong-Oh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Jin Jong-Oh age 38

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Wang Ki-Chun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Wang Ki-Chun age 29

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Lim Hyo Sook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lim Hyo Sook age 35

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Choi Im-jeong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Choi Im-jeong age 36

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Park Kyung-mo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Park Kyung-mo age 42

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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Kim Jae-Bum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Kim Jae-Bum age 32

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Hwang Ji-man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Hwang Ji-man age 33

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Lee Kyung-won is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Kyung-won age 37

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Yoon Jin-Hee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Yoon Jin-Hee age 31

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Seung-Hoon Lee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Yoo Won-Chul is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Yoo Won-Chul age 33

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Lee Bo-ra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Bo-ra age 31

The Most Stunning Female Volleyball Players

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4 6
Byun Chun-Sa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Byun Chun-Sa age 30

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Im Dong-Hyun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Im Dong-Hyun age 31

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Joo Hyun-Jung is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Joo Hyun-Jung age 33

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Sa Jae-Hyouk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Sa Jae-Hyouk age 32

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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 age 32

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Lee Chang-hwan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Lee Kang-Seok is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Kang-Seok age 32

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Lee Ho-Suk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Ho-Suk age 31

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Kim Hyun-ki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Kim Hyun-ki age 34

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Noh Seon-yeong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea

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Lee Jung-Su is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from South Korea
Lee Jung-Su age 28