Jo Seok-hwan

Jo Seok-Hwan (born October 15, 1979) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer. He participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics for his native East Asian country. There he was stopped in the first round of the Bantamweight (54 kg) division by Uzbekistan' Alisher Rahimov. Later Jo won the bronze medal in the Featherweight (57 kg) division at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok.

Jo Seok-Hwan
Personal information
Full name조석환 (hangul)
趙石煥 (hanja)
Nationality South Korea
Born (1979-10-15) October 15, 1979 (age 43)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Weight classFeatherweight

He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won the bronze medal. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the silver medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he was defeated by Kazakhstan's Galib Jafarov.

In December 2008, Jo retired from boxing. He is currently serving as an assistant coach of the South Korea national boxing team.


2003 World Championships
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Featherweight First Win   David Mulholland 31-16
Second Win   Ovidiu Bobirnat 25-14
Quarterfinal Win   Aleksei Tishchenko 40-18
Semifinal Loss   Galib Jafarov 32-17
2004 Summer Olympics
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Featherweight First Win   Sedat Tasci 37-28
Second Win   Benoit Gaudet 28-16
Quarterfinal Win   Viorel Simion 39-35
Semifinal Loss   Aleksei Tishchenko 25-45


  • Seok-Hwan Jo at at the Wayback Machine (archived September 29, 2007)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jo Seok-Hwan". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-09-23.