South Korea at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Korea competed in the Summer Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom. It was the first time Korea competed as an independent country. The Korean Olympic Committee, established in 1946 and recognized in 1947, represented only South Korea although the division of Korea was not fully realized at the time of the 1948 Games.

South Korea at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Korea (1945-1948).svg
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (in Korean and English)
in London
Competitors50 in 7 sports
Officials17
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Korea won two bronze medals, putting it at the 32nd rank of competing nations.

MedalistsEdit

BronzeEdit

Results and competitors by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

MenEdit

Track & road events
Athletes Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lee Yun-Seok 800 metres 2:01.4 6 (H1) Did not advance
1500 metres - 9 (H4) Did not advance
Sim Bok-Seok 5000 metres - 10 (H2) Did not advance
Hong Jong-O Marathon 2:56:52 25
Suh Yun-Bok 2:59:36 27
Choi Yun-Chil DNF -

FieldEdit

Athletes Event Qualification Final
Result (m) Rank Result Rank
Kim Won-Kwon Long Jump 6.710 18 Did not advance
Triple Jump 14.600 7T Q 14.250 12
An Yeong-Han Discus Throw No mark - Did not advance
Gin Gang-Hwan Hammer Throw 49.49 7 Q 43.93 13

WomenEdit

FieldEdit

Athletes Event Qualification Final
Result (m) Rank Result Rank
Pak Bong-Sik Discus Throw 33.80 18 Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Group StageEdit

Group B
  Pld W L PF PA Pts
  South Korea 5 3 2 258 152 8
  Chile 5 3 2 269 162 8
  Belgium 5 3 2 234 156 8
  Philippines 5 3 2 262 200 8
  Republic of China 5 3 2 281 202 8
  Iraq 5 0 5 113 545 5
  • Korea 29-27 Belgium
  • Philippines 35-33 Korea
  • China 49-48 Korea
  • Korea 120-20 Iraq
  • Korea 28-21 Chile

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Mexico 43-32 Korea
Classification 7/8
  • Czechoslovakia 39-38 Korea

SquadEdit

An Byeong-Seok, Bang Won-Sun, Chang Ri-Jin, Jo Deuk-Jun, Gang Bong-Hyeon, Kim Jeong-Sin, Lee Jun-Yeong, Lee Sang-Hun, O Su-Cheol

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Han Soo-Ann Flyweight   Gausterer (AUT)
W by points
  Cochin (FRA)
W by points
  Corman (NED)
W by KO (R2)
  Bandinelli (ITA)
L by points
  Majdloch (TCH)
W by points
 
Seo Byeong-Ran Featherweight   Hamouda (EGY)
W by points
  Birks (AUS)
W by KO (R2)
  Antkiewicz (POL)
L by points
Did not advance 5T
Gang In-Seok Lightweight   Breiby (NOR)
L by points
Did not advance 9T

CyclingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Gwon Ik-hyeon Individual road race Did Not Finish
-
Hwang San-ung Individual road race Did Not Finish
-

FootballEdit

First RoundEdit

South Korea  5–3  Mexico
Choi Song-Gon   13'
Bae Jong-Ho   30'
Chung Kook-Chin   63'   66'
Chung Nam-Sik   87'
Report Cárdenas   23'
Figueroa   85'
Ruiz   89'

QuarterfinalEdit

Sweden  12–0  South Korea
Liedholm   11'   62'
G. Nordahl   25'   40'   78'   80'
Gren   27'
Carlsson   61'   64'   82'
Rosen   72'   85'
Report
Attendance: 7.110
Referee: Giuseppe Carpani (ITA)

SquadEdit

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lee Gyu-Hyeok Men's Bantamweight (-56 kg) 77.5 14 92.5 2 120 2 290 4
Park Dong-Wook 80 7 85 7 107.5 12 272.5 10
Nam Su-Il Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) 92.5 6 92.5 8 122.5 2 307.5 4
Choi Hang-Gi 0 - 85 17 - - 85 23
Kim Chang-Hui Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 95 8 100 7 135 5 330 6
Na Si-Yun 90 14 100 8 140 3 330 7
Kim Seong-Jip Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) 122.5 OR 1 112.5 4 145 3 380 3
Lee Yeong-Hwan Men's Light-Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 100 12 105 14 0 - 205 16

WrestlingEdit

Men's Freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Han Sang-Ryong Bantamweight (−57 kg)   Persson (SWE)
L by points
Did not advance N/A
Kim Kuk-Fan Featherweight (−62 kg)   López (CUB)
L by points
Did not advance N/A
Kim Seok-Yeong Lightweight (−67 kg)   Bechara (LIB)
W by retired
  Ghaffari (IRI)
L by fall
Did not advance 9T
Hwang Byeong-Kwan Welterweight (−73 kg)   Culot (BEL)
W by points
  Moustafa (EGY)
L by points
Did not advance N/A

ReferencesEdit