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South Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympics

South Korea is scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. Since the nation's official debut in 1948, South Korean athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of its support for the United States-led boycott.

South Korea at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Korea.svg
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (in Korean) (in English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors46 in 9 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

ArcheryEdit

South Korean archers qualified each for the men's and women's events by reaching the quarterfinal stage of their respective team recurves at the 2019 World Archery Championships in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
  Individual
 
 
 
 
 
Team N/A
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
  Individual
 
 
 
 
 
Team N/A
Mixed
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
 
 
Team

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

South Korea entered one rider each to compete in the women's Olympic road race for the first time in history, by securing an outright berth, as the highest-ranked cyclist, not yet qualified, at the 2019 Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Women's road race

DivingEdit

South Korea entered one diver into the Olympic competition by finishing in the top twelve of both the men's springboard and men's platform, respectively, at the 2019 FINA World Championships.

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Woo Ha-ram Men's 3 m springboard
Men's 10 m platform

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

South Korea fielded a full team of six artistic gymnasts (four men and two women) into the Olympic competition. The men's squad claimed one of the remaining nine spots in the team all-around at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. On the women's side, Yeo Seo-jeong secured an outright berth available for individual-based gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified through the all-around, in the vault exercise, while an additional spot was awarded to another South Korean female gymnast, who participated in the individual all-around at the same tournament.[2][3]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
  Team N/A
  N/A
  N/A
  N/A
Total
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
All-around
Yeo Seo-jeong Floor N/A N/A

HandballEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

South Korea women's handball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal at the 2019 Asian Qualification Tournament in Chuzhou, China.[4]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 14 players

Modern pentathlonEdit

South Korean athletes qualified for the following spots to compete in modern pentathlon. Rio 2016 Olympian Jun Woong-tae secured his selection in the men's race by winning the bronze medal and sealing one of three spots available at the 2019 UIPM World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.[5]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Jun Woong-tae Men's

SailingEdit

South Korean sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, the 2018 Asian Games, and the continental regattas.[6]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Men's Laser

ShootingEdit

South 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.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  50 m rifle 3 positions
  10 m air pistol
 
  25 m rapid fire pistol
  Skeet
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  10 m air rifle
 
  50 m rifle 3 positions
  10 m air pistol
 
  25 m pistol
  Skeet

SwimmingEdit

South Korean swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[8][9] To secure their nomination to the Olympic team, swimmers must attain a top two finish under the FINA Olympic qualifying A standard in each individual pool event at the Dong-A Swimming Competition.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
 
 
Women's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "12 countries qualify team places for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at World Championships". World Archery. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Russians retain top qualification spots at Stuttgart Worlds". FIG. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 2 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Korea women through to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". International Handball Federation. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  5. ^ O'Kane, Patrick (7 September 2019). "Belaud seals men's title at UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Championships". Inside the Games. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  6. ^ "First Laser, Radial and 49erFX nations confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Sailing. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.