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North Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics

North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008. The country sent 63 athletes, competing in 11 sports.[1]

North Korea at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of North Korea.svg
IOC code PRK
NOC Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
in Beijing
Competitors 63 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Pang Mun-Il (opening)
Pak Hyon-Suk (closing)
Medals
Ranked 34th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 1 3 6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

North and South Korea had initially intended to send a joint delegation to the Games,[2][3] but were unable to agree on the details of its implementation.[4][5] (see South Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics)

Reportedly, North Korean athletes were barred by their government from mingling with other athletes at the Olympic Village, or from leaving the Village to sightsee.[6]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Pak Hyon-Suk Weightlifting Women's 63 kg
  Gold Hong Un-Jong Gymnastics Women's vault
  Silver An Kum-Ae Judo Women's 52 kg
  Bronze Pak Chol-Min Judo Men's 66 kg
  Bronze O Jong-Ae Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
  Bronze Won Ok-Im Judo Women's 63 kg

ArcheryEdit

North Korea sent archers to the Olympics for the fifth time, after not qualifying any for the 2004 Games. Two North Korean women sought the nation's first Olympic medal in the sport. Kwon Un Sil and Ri Koch Sun earned the country two places in the women's individual competition by placing 9th and 24th, respectively, at the 2007 World Outdoor Target Championships.[7]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kwon Un-sil Women's individual 656 5   Abtin (IRI) (60)
W 106–96
  Vardineni (IND) (37)
W 106–99
  Román (MEX) (12)
W 105–100
  Avitia (MEX) (20)
W 105–99
  Park S-H (KOR) (1)
L 106–109
  Yun O-H (KOR) (2)
L 106–109
4
Son Hye-Yong 618 45   Avitia (MEX) (20)
L 107–112
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Kim Il-nam Marathon 2:21:51 42
Pak Song-chol 2:21:16 40
Ri Kum-song 2:19:08 33
Women
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Jo Bun-hui Marathon 2:37:04 48
Jong Yong-ok 2:34:52 36
Kim Kum-ok 2:30:01 12

BoxingEdit

North Korea qualified one boxer for the Olympic boxing tournament. Kim Song Guk qualified in the lightweight class at the 2007 World Championships.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kim Song-guk Lightweight   Sow (FRA)
L 3–13
Did not advance

DivingEdit

Men
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Chon-man 10 m platform 328.85 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Jin-ok 10 m platform 291.90 18 Q 259.40 17 Did not advance
Kim Un-hyang 316.20 13 Q 267.00 16 Did not advance
Choe Kum-hui
Kim Un-hyang
10 m synchronized platform N/A 308.10 6

FootballEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the North Korean roster in the women's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[9] view · talk

Coach: Kim Kwang-min

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jon Myong-hui (1986-08-07)7 August 1986 (aged 21) 45 0   Rimyongsu
2 3MF Kim Kyong-hwa (1986-03-28)28 March 1986 (aged 22) 50 30   April 25
3 2DF Om Jong-ran (1985-10-10)10 October 1985 (aged 22) 60 0   April 25
4 2DF Jang Yong-ok (1982-09-17)17 September 1982 (aged 25) 20 0   April 25
5 2DF Song Jong-sun (1981-03-11)11 March 1981 (aged 27) 46 0   Amrokkang
6 4FW Kim Ok-sim (1987-07-02)2 July 1987 (aged 21) 23 5   Rimyongsu
7 3MF Ho Sun-hui (1980-03-05)5 March 1980 (aged 28) 115 7   Amrokkang
8 4FW Kil Son-hui (1986-03-07)7 March 1986 (aged 22) 50 20   Rimyongsu
9 3MF Ri Un-suk (1986-01-01)1 January 1986 (aged 22) 55 35   April 25
10 4FW Ri Kum-suk (1978-08-16)16 August 1978 (aged 29) 120 105   April 25
11 3MF Ri Un-gyong (1980-11-19)19 November 1980 (aged 31) 81 35   Wolmido
12 2DF Ri Un-hyang (1988-05-15)15 May 1988 (aged 20) 20 0   Amrokkang
13 2DF Yu Jong-hui (1986-03-21)21 March 1986 (aged 22) 46 0   April 25
14 2DF Jang Il-ok (1986-10-10)10 October 1986 (aged 21) 52 0   April 25
15 2DF Sonu Kyong-sun (1983-09-28)28 September 1983 (aged 24) 55 35   April 25
16 2DF Kong Hye-ok (1983-07-19)19 July 1983 (aged 25) 50 0   April 25
17 4FW Kim Yong-ae (1983-03-07)7 March 1983 (aged 25) 20 2   April 25
18 1GK Han Hye-yong (1985-03-04)4 March 1985 (aged 23) 6 0   Pyongyang City
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Germany 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
  North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
  Nigeria 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0

6 August 2008
19:45
v
North Korea   1–0   Nigeria
Kim Kyong-hwa   27' Report

9 August 2008
19:45
v
Brazil   2–1   North Korea
Daniela   14'
Marta   23'
Report Ri Kum-suk   90'
Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Shenyang
Attendance: 19,616
Referee: Niu Huijun (China)

12 August 2008
17:00
v
North Korea   0–1   Germany
Report Mittag   86'

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Cha Yong-hwa Vault N/A 13.750 N/A 13.750 =74 Did not advance
Uneven bars N/A 15.175 N/A 15.175 12 Did not advance
Hong Un-jong All-around 13.850 15.650 14.100 12.825 56.425 41 Did not advance
Vault N/A 15.725 N/A 15.725 2 Q N/A 15.650 N/A 15.650  

JudoEdit

North Korea will send six judoka to Beijing,[10] including:

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kim Kyong-jin −60 kg Bye   Norbert (MAD)
W 1000–0000
  Davtyan (ARM)
W 0022–0000
  Paischer (AUT)
L 0000–0020
Did not advance Bye   Fallon (GBR)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance
Pak Chol-min −66 kg Bye   Nurmuhammedow (TKM)
W 1000–0000
  Casale (ITA)
W 0010–0001
  Dias (POR)
W 0002–0000
  Darbelet (FRA)
L 0001–0210
Bye   Sharipov (UZB)
W 0100–0001
 
Kim Chol-su −73 kg N/A   Girones (CUB)
W 1000–0001
  Kevkhishvili (GEO)
W 0111–0110
  Mammadli (AZE)
L 0000–0200
Did not advance Bye   van Tichelt (BEL)
L 0000–1011
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pak Ok-song −48 kg Bye   Hormigo (POR)
W 0100–0000
  Nurgazina (KAZ)
W 0011–0001
  Bermoy (CUB)
L 0000–1021
Bye   Pareto (ARG)
L 0001–0100
5
An Kum-ae −52 kg   Mestre (CUB)
W 0201–0000
  Velázquez (VEN)
W 0010–0001
  Kaliyeva (KAZ)
W 0200–0000
  Nakamura (JPN)
W 0001–0000
Bye   Xian (CHN)
L 0001–0011
 
Kye Sun-Hui −57 kg   Filzmoser (AUT)
W 1001–0001
  Harel (FRA)
L 0010–0101
Did not advance
Won Ok-Im −63 kg Bye   Krukower (ARG)
W 0020–0010
  Willeboordse (NED)
W 0200–0000
  Décosse (FRA)
L 0000–0211
Bye   Heill (AUT)
W 0110–0001
 

ShootingEdit

North Korea will be represented by six shooters, including Kim Jong Su, who won bronze in the men's 50m pistol in Athens.[11] Kim Jong Su, who originally won a silver medal in the men's 50 metre pistol and a bronze medal in the men's 10 metre air pistol, was tested positive for the banned substance of propranolol, and subsequently stripped off his medals.[12]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Jong-su 10 m air pistol 584 3 Q 683 DSQ[12]
50 m pistol 563 2 Q 660.2 DSQ[12]
Kwon Tong-hyok 10 m air pistol 575 26 Did not advance
Ryu Myong-yon 50 m pistol 551 27 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jo Yong-suk 10 m air pistol 382 15 Did not advance
25 m pistol 584 4 Q 783.4 6
Pak Jong-ran Skeet 66 9 Did not advance
Pak Yong-hui Trap 56 18 Did not advance

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Kim Yong-mi
Wang Ok-gyong[13]
Duet 42.917 16 43.584 86.501 16 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jang Song-man Men's singles   Aguirre (PAR)
W 4–0
  Liu S (ARG)
W 4–2
  He Z W (ESP)
W 4–2
  Li C (HKG)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Kim Hyok-bong   Al-Hasan (KUW)
W 4–2
  Monteiro (BRA)
W 4–1
  Chiang P-L (TPE)
W 4–2
  Boll (GER)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Ri Chol-Guk Bye   Gardos (AUT)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Kim Jong Women's singles Bye   Ramos (VEN)
W 4–0
  Dodean (ROU)
W 4–1
  Park M-Y (KOR)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Kim Mi-yong Bye   Paškauskienė (LTU)
L 3–4
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Cha Kum-chol −56 kg 128 5 155 5 283 5
Ri Kyong-sok 122 DNF DNF
Im Yong-su −62 kg 138 3 168 DNF 138 DNF
Kim Chol-jin −69 kg 146 =8 180 6 326 6
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
O Jong-ae −58 kg 95 6 131 2 226  
Pak Hyon-suk −63 kg 106 2 135 1 241  
Hong Yong-ok −69 kg 103 DNF DNF

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yang Kyong-il −55 kg Bye   Sevdimov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Yang Chun-song −66 kg Bye   Batyrov (BLR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cha Kwang-su −55 kg Bye   Hernández (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15

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