South Korea at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

South Korea competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. The country's delegation consisted of 79 competitors and 54 officials.

South Korea at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
IPC codeKOR
NPCKorean Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.kosad.or.kr (in Korean)
in Beijing
Competitors79 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Park Jong-Chul
Officials54
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
10
Silver
8
Bronze
13
Total
31
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

Among the competitors were world record holders Park Jong-chul in powerlifting, Min Byeong-eon in swimming and Hong Suk-man in athletics. The team's athletics (track and field) director was Yu Hee-sang. Other members of the team included wheelchair racers Hong Duk-ho and Yoo Byung-hoon. The group left for Beijing on September 1, five days before the start of the games.[1]

MedallistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Cho Hyun-kwan
Kim Hong-kyu
Lee Hong-gu
Archery Men's team recurve
  Gold Lee Hwa-sook Archery Women's individual recurve standin
  Gold Hong Suk-man Athletics Men's 400m T53
  Gold Park Keon-woo Boccia Mixed individual BC3
  Gold Jeong Ho-won
Park Keon-woo
Shin Bo-Mee
Boccia Mixed pairs BC3
  Gold Lee Yun-ri Shooting Women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1
  Gold Park Sea-kyun Shooting Mixed 50m pistol SH1
  Gold Lee Ji-seok Shooting Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2
  Gold Lee Ji-seok Shooting Mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2
  Gold Jung Eun-chang
Kim Byoung-Young
Table tennis Men's team class 4-5
  Silver Kim Ki-hee
Kim Ran-Sook
Lee Hwa-Sook
Archery Women's team recurve
  Silver Yong-Sik Jin Cycling Men's individual pursuit CP3
  Silver Moon Aee-kyung Shooting Women's 10m air pistol SH1
  Silver Kim Im-yeon Shooting Women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1
  Silver Lee Ju-hee Shooting Mixed 50m pistol SH1
  Silver Min Byeong-eon Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S3
  Silver Cho Jae-kwan Table tennis Men's singles class 1
  Silver Jung Eun-chang Table tennis Men's singles class 4-5
  Bronze Hong Suk-man Athletics Men's 200m T53
  Bronze Hong Suk-man Athletics Men's 800m T53
  Bronze Hong Suk-man
Jung Dong-ho
Kim Gyu-dae
Yoo Byung-hoon
Athletics Men's 4x100m relay T53-54
  Bronze Jeong Ho-won Boccia Mixed individual BC3
  Bronze Yong-Sik Jin Cycling Men's time trial CP3
  Bronze Jung Keum-jong Powerlifting Men's 56kg
  Bronze Lee Ju-hee Shooting Men's 10m air pistol SH1
  Bronze Sim Jae-yong Shooting Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1
  Bronze Min Byeong-eon Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S3
  Bronze Lee Hae-kon Table tennis Men's singles class 1
  Bronze Kim Kyung-mook Table tennis Men's singles class 2
  Bronze Cho Jae-kwan
Kim Kong-yong
Kim Kyung-mook
Lee Hae-kon
Table tennis Men's team class 1-2
  Bronze Moon Sung-hye Table tennis Women's singles class 4

SportsEdit

ArcheryEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Go Sung Kil Men's individual compound open 680 4 Bye   Heary (IRL)
L 112-113
Did not advance
Kweon Hyun Ju 662 17   Bennett (USA)
L 106-106*
Did not advance
Lee Ouk Soo 686 2 Bye   Simonelli (ITA)
L 112-115
Did not advance
An Seong Pyo Men's individual compound W1 619 6 N/A   Sebek (CZE)
W 104-100
  Cavanagh (GBR)
L 104-106
Did not advance
An Tae Sung Men's individual recurce standing 580 17   Zhu W (CHN)
W 96-95
  Esposito (ITA)
L 98-101
Did not advance
Cho Hyun Kwan 625 4 Bye   Meunier (FRA)
L 96-101
Did not advance
Yoon Young Bae 594 15   Kopiy (UKR)
L 91-102
Did not advance
Jung Young Joo Men's individual recurve W1/W2 616 9   Marin (ESP)
W 102-88
  Sidik (MAS)
W 106-94
  Ozen (TUR)
L 102-103
Did not advance
Kim Hong Kyu 632 2 Bye   Sawicki (POL)
L 99-104
Did not advance
Lee Hong Gu 629 3   Karaphillides (GBR)
W 105-80
  Browne (GBR)
W 108-103
  Tseng L H (TPE)
L 104-105
Did not advance
Cho Hyun Kwan
Kim Hong Kyu
Lee Hong Gu
Men's team recurve 1886 WR 1 N/A Bye   Ukraine (UKR)
W 188-187
  Japan (JPN)
W 201-188
  China (CHN)
W 209-206
 

* - Kweon Hyun Ju's round of 32 match against Eric Bennett was decided by additional arrows: Kweon won 9, 8 while Bennett scored 9, 9. Bennett succeeded through to the next round.

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Kim Ki Hee Women's individual recurve standing 567 5 Bye   Konishi (JPN)
W 85-79
  Carmichael (USA)
L 85-86
Did not advance
Kim Ran Sook 564 6 Bye   Olejnik (POL)
L 85-98
Did not advance
Lee Hwa Sook 614 WR 1 Bye   Yan H (CHN)
W 101-97
  Salden-Otten (NED)
W 107-96
  Carmichael (USA)
W 101-100
  Gao (CHN)
W 103-92
 
Kim Ki Hee
Kim Ran Sook
Lee Hwa Sook
Women's team recurve 1745 2 N/A   Great Britain (GBR)
W 178-161
  Czech Republic (CZE)
W 199-184
  China (CHN)
L 177-205
 

AthleticsEdit

Men's trackEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hong Duk-Ho T53 800m 1:41.59 10 Did not advance
Hong Suk-Man T53 200m 27.02 3 Q N/A 26.87  
400m 49.13 PR 1 Q N/A 47.67 WR  
800m 1:39.52 5 Q N/A 1:37.45  
Jung Dong-Ho T53 100m 15.82 9 Did not advance
400m 53.47 9 Did not advance
Kim Gyu-Dae T54 200m 26.12 10 Did not advance
Lee Yun-Oh T54 Marathon N/A 1:38:44 31
Yoo Byung-Hoon T53 400m 52.19 3 Q N/A 49.84 4
800m 1:38.65 3 Q N/A 1:37.80 7
1500m 3:10.24 16 q DNS Did not advance
Hong Suk-Man
Jung Dong-Ho
Kim Gyu-Dae
Yoo Byung-Hoon
T53-T54 4x100m relay 52.67 4 Q N/A 53.52  
4x400m relay 3:18.98 3 Q N/A DSQ

Men's fieldEdit

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Park Se Ho F32 Shot put 6.93 - 5

Women's trackEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Jeon Min-Jae T36 100m N/A 15.67 6
200m N/A 32.62 4

BocciaEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opponent Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Park Jae Suk Mixed individual BC1   Shelly (IRL) W 5-3 2 Q   J P Fernandes (POR)
L 2-3
Did not advance
  Richardson (CAN) L 0-7
  Ibarbure (ARG) W 5-2
  Kitani (JPN) W 8-4
Jeong Ho Won Mixed individual BC3   Peixoto (POR) W 6-0 1 Q   Pesquera (ESP)
W 8-0
  Polychronidis (GRE)
L 1-4
  Peixoto (POR)
W 12-0
 
  Visaratanunta (THA) W 5-3
  Slade (NZL) W 14-0
Park Keon Woo   Shen (CHN) W 5-2 1 Q   Shin (KOR)
W 8-0
  Peixoto (POR)
W 4-3
  Polychronidis (GRE)
W 3-2
 
  Martino (CAN) W 7-2
  Punsnit (THA) W 8-2
Shin Bo Mee   J M Rodriguez (ESP) W 14-0 1 Q   Park K W (KOR)
L 0-8
Did not advance
  Jackson (NZL) W 6-2
  Zhu J (CHN) W 3-2
Jeong Ho Won
Park Keon Woo
Shin Bo Mee
Mixed pairs BC3   Martin (ESP)
  Pesquera (ESP)
  J M Rodriguez (ESP)
W 9-3 1 Q N/A   Thailand (THA)
(Punsnit, Sukkarath, Visaratanunta)
W 15-0
  Spain (ESP)
(Martin, Pesquera, J M Rodriguez)
W 8-1
 
  P Gauthier (CAN)
  Kabush (CAN)
  Martino (CAN)
W 9-1
  Shen (CHN)
  Zhu H (CHN)
  Zhu J (CHN)
W 9-2

CyclingEdit

Men's roadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Cho Hang-duk Men's road race HC B 1:38:09 13
Men's road time trial HC B 25:50.09 15
Jin Yong-sik Men's road race LC3/LC4/CP3 1:38:13 9
Men's road time trial CP3 38:45.83  

Men's trackEdit

Athlete Event Qualification 1st round Final
Time Rank Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Jin Yong-sik Men's individual pursuit CP3 3:58.817 2 Q N/A   Kenny (GBR)
L OVL
 

Football 5-a-sideEdit

The men's football team didn't win any medals; they were 6th out 6 teams.

PlayersEdit

TournamentEdit

Brazil  3 - 0  South Korea
South Korea  1 - 2  Great Britain
China  1 - 0  South Korea
Attendance: 1,995
Referee: Ricardo Torino (Argentina)
South Korea  0 - 2  Argentina
Spain  2 - 2  South Korea
5th-6th classification
South Korea  1 - 1 (a.e.t.)  Great Britain
Penalties
1 - 0

JudoEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
round 1
Repechage
round 2
Final/
Bronze medal contest
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Park Jung Min Men's +100kg   Moreno (ESP)
W 1100-000
Bye   Zakiyev (AZE)
L 0001-1000
N/A   Dewall (USA)
L 0110-1001

PowerliftingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Result Rank
Bong Duk-Hwan 75kg 170.0 11
Jung Keum-Jong 56kg 180.0  
Park Jong-Chul 90kg NMR

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Result Rank
Yun Jin-Kyoung 60kg 72.5 7

RowingEdit

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lee Jong Rye Women's single sculls 6:24.04 9 R 7:15.70 8 FB 7:11.48 3

ShootingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Han Tae-ho Men's 10m air rifle standing SH1 578 17 Did not advance
Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 598 18 Did not advance
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 584 16 Did not advance
Jang Sung-won Men's 10m air rifle standing SH1 586 10 Did not advance
Men's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 1142 6 Q 98.6 1240.6 6
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 580 27 Did not advance
Lee Ji-seok Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 600 1 Q 105.3 705.3  
Mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2 600 1 Q 104.3 704.3  
Lee Ju-Hee Men's 10m air pistol SH1 568 4 Q 96.6 664.6  
Mixed 25m pistol SH1 571 4 Q 195.4 766.4 4
Mixed 50m pistol SH1 541 3 Q 89.1 630.1  
Park Sea-kyun Men's 10m air pistol SH1 568 3 Q 92.9 660.9 7
Mixed 50m pistol SH1 552 1 Q 92.9 644.9  
Sim Jae-yong Men's 10m air rifle standing SH1 587 9 Did not advance
Men's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 1146 5 Q 96.1 1242.1 5
Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 599 3 Q 104.8 703.8  
You Ho-gyoung Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 600 1 Q 104.1 704.1 4
Mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2 597 6 Q 104.2 701.2 4

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Bae Young-ee Women's 10m air pistol SH1 364 7 Q 92.2 456.2 8
Mixed 50m pistol SH1 499 26 Did not advance
Kim Im-yeon Women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 386 6 Q 100.3 486.3 7
Women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 571 3 Q 100.0 671.0  
Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 595 30 Did not advance
Lee Yoo-jeong Women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 386 9 Did not advance
Women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 570 5 Q 96.1 666.1 5
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 587 6 Q 100.8 687.8 7
Lee Yun-ri Women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 378 17 Did not advance
Women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 579 1 Q 97.9 676.9  
Moon Aee-kyung Women's 10m air pistol SH1 374 2 Q 89.2 463.2  

SwimmingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Lee Kwon Sik SB4 100m breaststroke 1:52.39 7 Q 2:13.37 8
Lim Woo Guen SB5 100m breaststroke 1:40.51 5 Q 1:38.98 5
Min Byeong-Eon S3 50m backstroke 45.85 WR 1 Q 44.80  
50m freestyle 46.71 1 Q 45.75  

WomenEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Choi Na Mi SB5 100m breaststroke 2:10.96 12 Did not advance
Kim Ji Eun S7 100m backstroke 1:35.28 8 Q 1:34.31 8
50m freestyle 37.31 7 Q DSQ
100m freestyle N/A 1:18.54 5
400m freestyle 5:54.76 7 Q 5:51.52 7

Table tennisEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cho Jae Kwan Men's singles C1   Vevera (AUT)
W 3–2
  Y Fernandez (CUB)
W 3–2
  Kilger (GER)
W 3–0
1 Q N/A   Ducay (FRA)
W 3–1
  Vevera (AUT)
L 0-3
 
Choi Kyoung Sik Men's singles C4-5   Segatto (BRA)
W 3-0
  Krizanec (CRO)
W 3-0
N/A 1 Q   Durand (FRA)
L 1-3
Did not advance
Jeyoung Young Ill Men's singles C3   Merrien (FRA)
L 0-3
  Lukezic (SLO)
W 3-2
N/A 2 Did not advance
Jung Eun Chang Men's singles C4-5   Tsang (HKG)
W 3-0
  Caci (ITA)
W 3-0
N/A 1 Q   Paulsen (NOR)
W 3-1
  Martin (FRA)
W 3-2
  Saleh (EGY)
W 3-1
  Durand (FRA)
L 2-3
 
Kim Byoung Young Men's singles C4-5   Mihalik (SVK)
L 2-3
  Chang C J (TPE)
W 3-0
N/A 2 Did not advance
Kim Jeong Seok Men's singles C3   Gurtler (GER)
L 1-3
  Wu C S (TPE)
W 3-1
N/A 2 Did not advance
Kim Kong Yong Men's singles C2   Molliens (FRA)
L 1-3
  Poddubnyy (RUS)
L 2-3
  Ahmed (LBA)
W 3-0
3 Did not advance
Kim Kyung Mook Men's singles C2   Riapos (SVK)
W 3-0
  Mennella (FRA)
W 3-2
  Gao Y (CHN)
W 3-0
1 Q N/A   Boury (FRA)
L 1-3
  Hansen (DEN)
W 3-1
 
Kim Young Gun Men's singles C3   Zhao P (CHN)
W 3-2
  Lisav (SLO)
W 3-2
N/A 1 Q N/A   Feng P (CHN)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Lee Hae Kon Men's singles C1   Ducay (FRA)
W 3-2
  Nikelis (GER)
W 3-2
  Trujillo (CUB)
W 3-0
1 Q N/A   Vevera (AUT)
L 1-3
  Ducay (FRA)
W 3-1
 

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Choi Hyun Ja Women's singles C3   Li Q (CHN)
L 1–3
  Y Silva (CUB)
W 3–0
  Reynolds (IRL)
W 3-1
2 Did not advance
Jung Ji Nam Women's singles C4   Weinmann (GER)
L 0-3
  Sacca (ITA)
W 3-1
  Arenales (MEX)
W 3-1
2 Did not advance
Moon Sung Hye Women's singles C4   Zorzetto (ITA)
W 3-0
  Obiora (NGR)
W 3-0
  Robertson (GBR)
W 3-0
1 Q   Zhou Y (CHN)
L 0-3
  Weinmann (GER)
W 3-1
 
Na Yu Rim Women's singles C6-7   Ovsyannikova (RUS)
L 0-3
  Safonova (UKR)
L 1-3
N/A 3 Did not advance

TeamsEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cho Jae Kwan
Kim Kong Yong
Kim Kyung Mook
Lee Hae Kon
Men's team C1-2 N/A Bye   Slovakia (SVK)
L 2-3
  Austria (AUT)
W 3-0
 
Kim Jeong Seok
Kim Young Gun
Men's team C3 N/A   China (CHN)
L 1-3
Did not advance
Choi Kyoung Sik
Jung Eun Chang
Kim Byoung Young
Men's team C4-5 N/A   Sweden (SWE)
W 3-2
  France (FRA)
W 3-2
  China (CHN)
W 3-1
 
Choi Hyun Ja
Jung Ji Nam
Moon Sung Hye
Women's team C4-5   Italy (ITA)
L 1-3
Did not advance

Wheelchair fencingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition Score Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kim Gi Hong Men's épée B   Shenkevych (UKR) L 1–5 3 Q   Poleshchuk (RUS)
W 15–13
  Cratere (FRA)
L 13-15
Did not advance
  Bezyazychny (BLR) L 3-5
  Mari (ITA) W 5-2
  Ding (CHN) W 5-4
  Pluta (POL) W 5-3
Men's foil B   Hu D (CHN) L 1-5 6 Did not advance
  Hui (HKG) L 0-5
  Szekeres (HUN) L 1-5
  Komar (UKR) L 4-5
  Moreno (USA) L 4-5

Wheelchair tennisEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Lee Ha-gel Open Men's singles   Shevchik (RUS)
W 6–1, 6–1
  Scheffers (NED)
L 2-6, 1-6
Did not advance
Oh Sang-ho   Kruszelnicki (POL)
L 2-6, 4-6
Did not advance
Lee Ha-gel
Oh Sang-ho
Men's doubles N/A   Pellegrina (SUI) /
  Schmaeh (SUI)
W 6-0, 6-1
  Khulongrua (THA) /
  Kruamai (THA)
W 6-2, 6-3
  Houdet (FRA) /
  Jeremiasz (FRA)
L 0-6, 0-6
Did not advance

WomenEdit

Athlete Class Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Hong Young-Suk Open Women's singles   Suter-Erath (SUI)
W 6–1, 6–1
  Homan (NED)
L 0-6, 1-6
Did not advance
Hwang Myung-Hee   de Maria (ITA)
W 6-2, 6-2
  Griffioen (NED)
L 1-6, 0-6
Did not advance
Hong Young-Suk
Hwang Myung-Hee
Women's doubles N/A   Dong (CHN) /
  Hu D (CHN)
L 1-6, 3-6
Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bae, Ji-sook (26 August 2008). "Korean Squad All Set for Paralympics". The Korea Times. Retrieved 26 August 2008.