South Korea at the 2010 Winter Olympics

South Korea participated as the Republic of Korea at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This was their best performance at the Winter Olympics to date, ranking 5th in gold medals and 7th in overall medals.

South Korea at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of South Korea (1997–2011).svg
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (in Korean and English)
in Vancouver
Competitors46 in 12 sports
Flag bearer (opening)Kang Kwang-bae
Flag bearer (closing)Mo Tae-bum
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
6
Silver
6
Bronze
2
Total
14
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Korea won its first ever medal in figure skating when Kim Yuna won gold and set a world record in the ladies' event.

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Lee Jung-su Short track Men's 1500 metres 13 Feb
  Gold Lee Jung-su Short track Men's 1000 metres 20 Feb
  Gold Mo Tae-bum Speed skating Men's 500 metres 15 Feb
  Gold Lee Sang-hwa Speed skating Women's 500 metres 16 Feb
  Gold Lee Seung-hoon Speed skating Men's 10000 metres 23 Feb
  Gold Kim Yuna Figure skating Ladies' singles 25 Feb
  Silver Lee Eun-byul Short track Women's 1500 metres 20 Feb
  Silver Lee Ho-suk Short track Men's 1000 metres 20 Feb
  Silver Lee Seung-hoon Speed skating Men's 5000 metres 13 Feb
  Silver Mo Tae-bum Speed skating Men's 1000 metres 17 Feb
  Silver Sung Si-bak Short track Men's 500 metres 26 Feb
  Silver Kwak Yoon-gy
Lee Ho-suk
Lee Jung-su
Sung Si-bak
Kim Seoung-il
Short track Men's 5000 metre relay 26 Feb
  Bronze Park Seung-hi Short track Women's 1500 metres 20 Feb
  Bronze Park Seung-hi Short track Women's 1000 metres 26 Feb
 
South Korea at the 2010 opening ceremony.
Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Short track speed skating 2 4 2 8
Speed skating 3 2 0 5
Figure skating 1 0 0 1
Total 6 6 2 14
Medals by date Cumulative
Day Date       Total       Total
Day 1 13th 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2
Day 2 14th 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Day 3 15th 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 3
Day 4 16th 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 4
Day 5 17th 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 5
Day 6 18th 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5
Day 7 19th 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5
Day 8 20th 1 2 1 4 4 4 1 9
Day 9 21st 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 9
Day 10 22nd 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 9
Day 11 23rd 1 0 0 1 5 4 1 10
Day 13 25th 1 0 0 1 6 4 1 11
Day 14 26th 0 2 1 3 6 6 2 14
Total 6 6 2 14 6 6 2 14

Alpine skiingEdit

Athlete Date of birth Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jung Dong-hyun 1 June 1988 Men's slalom DNF
Kim Woo-sung 2 April 1986 Men's slalom DNF
Men's giant slalom DSQ
Kim Sun-joo 13 November 1985 Women's slalom 1:23.88 53 1:20.70 49 2:44.58 49
Women's giant slalom 1:23.88 53 1:20.70 49 2:44.58 49

BiathlonEdit

Athlete Date of birth Event Final
Time Penalties Rank
Lee In-bok 30 March 1984 Men's sprint 27:34.1 1+3 65
Men's individual 56:24.5 2+0+0+2 71
Mun Ji-hee 2 August 1988 Women's sprint 22:34.1 1+1 63
Women's individual 48:53.9 0+0+2+3 73

BobsleighEdit

Athlete Date of birth Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Kang Kwang-bae
Lee Jin-hee
Kim Jung-su
Kim Dong-hyun
29 July 1973
7 July 1981
20 April 1984
12 November 1987
Four-man 52.76 52.53 52.92 53.15 53.11 19

Cross-country skiingEdit

Athlete Date of birth Event Final
Time Rank
Lee Jun-gil 18 September 1985 Men's 15 km freestyle 39:51.6 79
Lee Chae-won 7 April 1981 Women's 10 km freestyle 27:56.0 54
Women's 15 kilometre pursuit 47:34.6 59

Figure skatingEdit

South Korea qualified 2 entrants in ladies singles, for a total of 2 athletes.[1] Kim Yuna's gold medal at the ladies' event is the South Korea's first medal at the Winter Olympics in an event other than short track and speed skating.[2]

Athlete(s) Date of birth Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kim Yuna 5 September 1990 Ladies' 78.50 OR WR 1 150.06 OR WR 1 228.56 OR WR  
Kwak Min-jeong 23 January 1994 Ladies' 53.16 16 102.37 12 155.53 13

Freestyle skiingEdit

Athlete Date of birth Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Seo Jung-hwa 27 September 1990 Women's moguls 20.88 21 DNQ 21

LugeEdit

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Lee Yong Men's singles 50.549 50.607 51.012 51.128 3:23.296 36

Short track speed skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Date of birth Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lee Ho-suk 25 June 1986 500m 41.632 1 Q 41.269 1 Q 1:24.514 4 QB 49.149 7
1000m 1:25.925 1 Q 1:24.980 1 Q 1:25.347 1 Q 1:23.801  
1500m 2:14.324 2 Q n/a 2:14.833 1 Q DSQ 12
Sung Si-bak 18 February 1987 500m 41.889 1 Q 40.821 2 Q 41.126 2 Q 41.340  
1000m 1:24.245 OR 1 Q 1:24.570 1 Q 1:25.068 3 QB DSQ 7
1500m 2:14.836 1 Q n/a 2:13.585 1 Q 2:45.010 5
Kwak Yoon-gy 26 December 1989 500m 42.147 1 Q 41.761 2 Q 41.620 3 QB 42.123 4
Lee Jung-su 30 November 1989 1000m 1:24.962 1 Q 1:25.822 1 Q 1:25.560 2 Q 1:23.747 OR  
1500m 2:12.380 OR 1 Q n/a 2:10.949 OR 1 Q 2:17.611  
Lee Ho-suk
Sung Si-bak
Lee Jung-su
Kwak Yoon-gy
Kim Seoung-il
25 June 1986
18 February 1987
30 November 1989
26 December 1989
19 December 1990
5000m relay n/a 6:43.845 1 Q 6:44.446  
Women
Athlete Date of birth Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cho Ha-ri 29 July 1986 500m 44.313 2 Q 44.306 3 Did not qualify 10
1000m 1:35.953 1 Q 1:30.543 2 Q 1:30.792 4 QB 1:31.932 4
1500m 2:22.928 1 Q n/a 2:35.492 3 ADV 2:18.831 5
Park Seung-hi 28 March 1992 500m 44.221 1 Q DSQ Did not qualify 15
1000m 1:31.885 1 Q 1:30.769 1 Q 1:29.165 2 Q 1:29.379  
1500m 2:24.129 1 Q n/a 2:20.859 1 Q 2:17.927  
Lee Eun-byul 2 October 1991 500m 44.000 1 Q 44.582 2 Q 44.899 4 QB 44.860 8
1500m 2:27.286 1 Q n/a 2:24.318 1 Q 2:17.849  
Cho Ha-ri
Park Seung-hi
Lee Eun-byul
Kim Min-jung
Choi Jung-won
29 July 1986
28 March 1992
2 October 1991
20 March 1985
16 March 1990
3000m relay n/a 4:10.753 1 Q DSQ 4

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SkeletonEdit

Athlete Date of birth Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Cho In-ho 24 June 1978 Men's singles 54.46 54.42 54.28 DNQ 2:43.16 22

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Date of birth Event Qualifying First round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Choi Heung-chul 3 December 1981 Normal hill 108.5 40 Q 95.0 48 DNQ 95.0 48
Large hill 107.0 34 Q 56.3 49 DNQ 56.3 49
Choi Yong-jik 3 December 1982 Normal hill 107.0 43 DNQ
Large hill 83.4 46 DNQ
Kim Hyun-ki 9 February 1983 Normal hill 121.5 22 Q 107.0 30 DNQ 107.0 40
Large hill 108.9 33 Q 78.0 42 DNQ 78.0 42

SnowboardingEdit

Athlete Date of birth Event Qualifying Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Kim Ho-jun 1 May 1990 Men's halfpipe 8.4 25.8 12 Did not qualify

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Date of birth Event Race 1 Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Mo Tae-bum 15 February 1989 500 m 34.923 34.906 69.82  
1000 m n/a 1:09.12  
1500 m n/a 1:46.47 5
Lee Kyou-hyuk 16 March 1978 500 m 35.145 35.344 70.48 15
1000 m n/a 1:09.92 9
Mun Jun 14 July 1982 500 m 35.552 35.640 71.19 19
1000 m n/a 1:10.68 18
Lee Kang-seok 28 February 1985 500 m 35.053 34.988 70.041 4
Lee Ki-ho 17 August 1984 1000 m n/a 1:12.33 36
Ha Hong-sun 1 June 1991 1500 m n/a 1:49.93 31
Lee Jong-woo 5 July 1985 1500 m n/a 1:49.00 22
Lee Seung-hoon 6 March 1988 5000 m n/a 6:16.95  
10000 m n/a 12:58.55 OR  
Men's team pursuit
Athlete Date of birth Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
Lee Seung-hoon
Lee Jong-woo
Ha Hong-sun
6 March 1988
5 July 1985
1 June 1991
Team pursuit   Norway
3:43.69 QC
n/a   Italy
3:48.60
5
Women
Athlete Date of birth Event Race 1 Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Lee Sang-hwa 25 February 1989 500 m 38.249 37.850 76.09  
1000 m n/a 1:18.24 23
Ahn Ji-min 29 April 1992 500 m 39.595 39.549 79.14 31
Lee Bo-ra 16 August 1986 500 m 39.396 39.406 78.80 26
Oh Min-ji 29 March 1985 500 m 39.816 39.768 79.58 32
Kim Yoo-rim 3 February 1990 1000 m n/a DNF
Lee Ju-yeon 29 October 1987 1500 m n/a 2:03.67 33
3000 m n/a 4:18.87 23
Noh Seon-yeong 19 October 1989 1500 m n/a 2:02.84 30
3000 m n/a 4:17.36 19
Park Do-yeong 30 January 1993 3000 m n/a 4:20.92 27
Women's team pursuit
Athlete Date of birth Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
Lee Ju-yeon
Noh Seon-yeong
Park Do-yeong
29 October 1987
19 October 1989
30 January 1993
Team pursuit   Japan
3:07.45 QD
n/a   Russia
3:06.96
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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Skating Union Communication No. 1589: Olympic Winter Games 2010 – Entries/Participation Single & Pair Skatng [sic] And Ice Dance". International Skating Union. 28 September 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  2. ^ "South Korea's Kim Yuna earns figure skating gold". BBC News. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b 밴쿠버 한국선수단, 4종목 45명 확정 (in Korean). 19 January 2010.