North Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympics

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. It will be the nation's eleventh appearance at the Summer Olympics.

North Korea at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of North Korea.svg
IOC codePRK
NOCOlympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors15 in 7 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

ArcheryEdit

Two North Korean archers qualified for the inaugural mixed team event, along with the men's and women's individual recurve, by virtue of a top national finish at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.[1]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
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Score
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Score
Opposition
Score
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Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Men's individual
Women's individual
 
 
Mixed team N/A

AthleticsEdit

North Korean athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

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

Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Ri Kang-bom Men's marathon
Jo Un-ok Women's marathon
Kim Ji-hyang
Ri Kwang-ok

DivingEdit

North Korea entered one diver into the Olympic competition by winning the gold medal in the women's platform at the 2019 Asian Diving Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[4]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Mi-rae Women's 10 m platform

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

North Korea entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Kim Su-jong booked a spot in the women's individual all-around and apparatus events, by finishing tenth out of the twenty gymnasts eligible for qualification at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Kim Su-jong All-around

ShootingEdit

North Korean shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, and Asian Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[5]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  Men's 10 m air pistol
  Women's 10 m air pistol

Table tennisEdit

North Korea entered three athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. The women’s team secured a berth by advancing to the quarterfinal round of the 2020 World Olympic Qualification Event in Gondomar, Portugal, permitting a maximum of two starters to compete in the women’s singles tournament.[6]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
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Opposition
Result
Rank
  Women's singles
 
 
 
 
Women's team N/A

WrestlingEdit

North Korea qualified two wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition; all of whom finished among the top six to book Olympic spots in the women's freestyle (53 and 62 kg) at the 2019 World Championships.

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.

Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pak Yong-mi −53 kg
Rim Jong-sim −62 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wells, Chris. "Japan, DPR Korea into final of first Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event". World Archery. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Ker Ying- Zhiayi bag gold at Asia Diving Cup". Malaysia: The Star. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  6. ^ Daish, Simon (23 January 2020). "DPR Korea books Tokyo 2020 ticket with famous win over neighbours". ITTF. Retrieved 23 January 2020.