South Korea at the 1956 Summer Olympics

South Korea, as Korea, competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 35 competitors, all men, took part in 23 events in 7 sports.[1]

South Korea at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (in Korean and English)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors35 in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 29th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Track and roadEdit

Event Athletes Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Men's 800 metres Sim Sang-Ok 1:55.5 6 (H4) Did not advance
Men's 1500 metres 4:09.0 13 (H2) Did not advance
Men's marathon Lee Chang-Hoon 2:28:45 4
Choi Chung-Sik 2:36:53 12
Im Hwa-Dong Did not finish -

FieldEdit

Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result (m) Rank Result Rank
Men's long jump Seo Yeong-Ju 7.09 18 Did not advance
Men's triple jump Choi Yeong-Gi 14.86 20 Q 14.65 21
Men's hammer throw Song Gyo-Sik 53.74 16 Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Group roundEdit

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
  Uruguay 6 3 3 0 238 187
  Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 242 199
  Republic of China 4 3 1 2 216 249
  South Korea 3 3 0 3 194 255
  • China 83-76 Korea
  • Bulgaria 89-58 Korea
  • Uruguay 83-60 Korea

Classification 9-15Edit

Group 2 (9-15)Edit

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
  Canada 4 2 2 0 147 123
  Japan 3 2 1 1 143 140
  South Korea 0 2 0 2 130 157
  • Canada 74-63 Korea
  • Japan 83-67 Korea

Classification 13-15Edit

Thailand's loss gave the nation 15th place.

  • Korea 61-47 Thailand
  • Singapore, BYE

Classification 13/14Edit

  • Singapore 92-79 Korea

Korea's final ranking was 14th.

SquadEdit

An Yeong-sik, An Byeong-seok, Jo Byeong-hyeon, Choi Tae-gon, Kim Chun-bae, Kim Hyeong-il, Kim Yeong-gi, Kim Yeong-su, Go Se-tae, Baek Jeong-nam

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pyo Hyeon-Gi Flyweight   Libeer (FRA)
L by points
Did not advance
Song Sun-Cheon Bantamweight   Adela (PHI)
W by points
  Bath (AUS)
W by points
  Tomaselli (ARG)
W by points
  Barrientos (CHI)
W by points
  Behrendt (EUA)
L by points
 
Jeong Do-Hun Featherweight   Zachara (TCH)
L by points
Did not advance
Baek Do-Seon Lightweight   Vairolatto (FRA)
L by retired
Did not advance
Hwang Eui-Kyung Light-Welterweight   de los Santos (PHI)
W by disqualified
  Dumitrescu (ROU)
L by points
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

Road competitionEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kim Ho-Soon Individual road race 5:34:37
37
Im Sang-Jo Individual road race Did Not Finish
-

ShootingEdit

Two shooters represented South Korea in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Chu Hwa-il 300 m rifle three positions 903 19
Kim Yun-gi 50 m pistol 463 30

WeightliftingEdit

Men

Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yu In-Ho Bantamweight (-56 kg) 90 5 95 5T 135 1 320 4
Kim Hae-Nam 85 10 95 5T 127.5 4 307.5 5
Lee Kyung-Seop Featherweight (-60 kg) 90 16 95 8 127.5 4T 312.5 8
Kim Chang-Hui Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 107.5 11 112.5 7 150 1T 370 3
Kim Seong-Jip Middleweight (-75 kg) 125 2 110 11 145 6 380 5
Park Dong-Cheol Middle-Heavyweight (-90 kg) 120 12 0 - - - 120 15

WrestlingEdit

Men's Freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Lee Jeong-Gyu Flyweight (−52 kg)   Abdul (PAK)
W by fall
  Daware (IND)
L 0-3
Lee Sang-Gyun Bantamweight (−57 kg)   Ramel (PHI)
W by fall
  Zahur (PAK)
W 2-1
Bye   Iizuka (JPN)
L 0-3
Oh Tae-Keun Lightweight (−67 kg)   Ashraf (PAK)
L by fall

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Korea at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015.

External linksEdit