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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 Lim Hyo-jun, Kim Min-Seok, Choi Min-Ho, and Kim Hyun-Ki.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous South Korean Olympic athletes?" If you're curious about which gold mentalists and other competitors call South Korea home, read on! 

Lim Hyo-jun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular South Korea Olympic Athletes
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Lim Hyo-jun


Lim Hyo-jun (born 29 May 1996) is a South Korean short track speed skater. He is the current champion of the Men's 1500m event in short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics, and also currently holds the Olympic record for the event. Originally starting as a swimmer, Lim took up skating at a ...more

Lee Bo-ra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular South Korea Olympic Athletes
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Bo-ra Lee is a speed skater.   ...more

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Nationality: South Korea

Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater

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Byun Chun-Sa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular South Korea Olympic Athletes
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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

Nationality: South Korea

Profession: Short Track Speed Skater

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Choi Min-Ho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular South Korea Olympic Athletes
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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 ...more

Birthplace: Gimcheon, South Korea

Nationality: South Korea

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