South Korea at the 2022 Winter Olympics

South Korea competed at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, from 4 to 20 February 2022.[1][2]

South Korea at the
2022 Winter Olympics
Flag of South Korea.svg
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (in Korean)
in Beijing, China
February 4–20, 2022
Competitors64 (34 men and 30 women) in 13 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Kim A-lang
Kwak Yoon-gy
Flag bearer (closing)Cha Min-kyu
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
2
Silver
5
Bronze
2
Total
9
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Korea (2018)

On January 25, 2022, the Korean team of 63 athletes (34 men and 29 women) competing in 13 sports was announced. South Korea will not have any athletes in ice hockey or ski jumping.[3]

On January 28, 2022 long track speed skater Kim Min-sun and short track speed skater Kwak Yoon-gy were named as the Korean flagbearers during the opening ceremony.[4][5] Short track speed skater Kim A-lang later replaced Kim Min-sun as one of the flagbearers.[6] Meanwhile short track speed skater Cha Min-kyu was the flagbearer during the closing ceremony.[7][8]

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 2 3
Biathlon 1 2 3
Bobsleigh 8 1 9
Cross-country skiing 2 3 5
Curling 0 5 5
Figure skating 2 2 4
Freestyle skiing 1 2 3
Luge 3 1 4
Nordic combined 1 N/A 1
Short track speed skating 5 5 10
Skeleton 2 1 3
Snowboarding 2 2 4
Speed skating 6 4 10
Total 34 30 64

MedalistsEdit

The following South Korean competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Alpine skiingEdit

By meeting the basic qualification standards South Korea qualified one male and one female alpine skier.[9]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jung Dong-hyun Men's giant slalom DNF Did not advance
Men's slalom 56.85 29 50.84 16 1:47.69 21
Gim So-hui Women's giant slalom 1:04.12 38 1:03.10 32 2:07.22 33
Kang Young-seo DNF Did not advance
Gim So-hui Women's slalom 57.31 42 56.80 39 1:54.11 39
Kang Young-seo DNF Did not advance

BiathlonEdit

South Korea qualified two male and one female biathletes.[10][11]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Timofey Lapshin Men's individual 57:13.0 5 (1+1+2+1) 76
Men's sprint 27:30.8 2 (1+1) 82
Ekaterina Avvakumova Women's individual 52:31.4 6 (3+0+2+1) 73
Kim Seon-su 56:37.5 6 (3+0+3+0) 84
Ekaterina Avvakumova Women's pursuit LAP
Ekaterina Avvakumova Women's sprint 23:19.4 2 (2+0) 49
Kim Seon-su 25:18.2 1 (1+0) 83

BobsleighEdit

South Korea qualified two sleds in each of the two man and four man events, along with one quota in the women's monobob. This means South Korea can enter 9 athletes (eight men and one woman).[12]

Men

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Suk Young-jin
Kim Hyeong-geun
Two-man 1:00.28 23 1:00.46 22 1:00.52 24 Did not advance 3:01.26 24
Won Yun-jong
Kim Jin-su
59.89 14 1:00.28 17 1:00.10 14 1:00.97 20 4:01.24 19
Jang Ki-kun
Jung Hyun-woo
Kim Dong-hyun
Kim Hyeong-geun
Four-man 59.74 25 1:00.31 26 59.91 25 N/A 2:59.96 25
Kim Jin-su
Kim Tae-yang
Suk Young-jin
Won Yun-jong
59.45 19 59.60 16 59.38 16 59.59 15 3:58.02 18

Women

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kim Yoo-ran Monobob 1:06.68 20 1:07.02 18 1:06.41 14 1:06.41 13 4:26.52 18

Cross-country skiingEdit

South Korea qualified two male and three female cross-country skiers.[13]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Jeong Jong-won Men's 15 km classical N/A 46:34.6 +8:39.8 82
Kim Min-woo N/A 45:21.6 +7:26.8 79
Jeong Jong-won Men's 30 km skiathlon LAP 66
Kim Min-woo 46:24.3 61 LAP 62
Lee Chae-won Women's 10 km classical N/A 34:45.5 +6:39.2 75
Lee Eui-jin N/A 34:07.9 +6:01.6 72
Han Da-som Women's 15 km skiathlon 29:52.3 63 DNF -
Lee Chae-won 28:01.6 61 27:01.7 61 55:52.6 +11:38.9 61
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jeong Jong-won Men's 3:16.15 81 Did not advance
Kim Min-woo 3:19.76 82 Did not advance
Jeong Jong-won
Kim Min-woo
Men's team N/A 22:56.16 13 Did not advance 25
Lee Chae-won Women's DNS Did not advance
Lee Eui-jin 3:52.05 77 Did not advance
Han Da-som
Lee Eui-jin
Women's team N/A 26:55.52 11 Did not advance 22

CurlingEdit

Summary
Team Event Group stage Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kim Eun-jung
Kim Kyeong-ae
Kim Cho-hi
Kim Seon-yeong
Kim Yeong-mi
Women's tournament   CAN
L 7–12
  GBR
W 9–7
  ROC
W 9–5
  CHN
L 5–6
  USA
L 6–8
  JPN
W 10–5
  SUI
L 4–8
  DEN
W 8–7
  SWE
L 4–8
8 Did not advance

Women's tournamentEdit

South Korea qualified their women's team (five athletes), by finishing third in the 2021 Olympic Qualification Event.[14] Team Kim Eun-jung qualified as South Korean representatives by winning the 2021 Korean Curling Championships, finishing the tournament with an unmatched 11–1 record.[15]

Final Round Robin Standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Skip W L W–L PF PA EW EL BE SE S%[16] DSC[17]
  Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni 8 1 67 46 44 36 4 12 81.6% 19.14
  Sweden Anna Hasselborg 7 2 64 49 39 35 6 12 82.0% 25.02
  Great Britain Eve Muirhead 5 4 1–1 63 47 39 33 4 9 80.6% 35.27
  Japan Satsuki Fujisawa 5 4 1–1 64 62 40 36 2 13 82.3% 36.00
  Canada Jennifer Jones 5 4 1–1 71 59 42 41 1 14 80.4% 45.44
  United States Tabitha Peterson 4 5 2–0 60 64 40 39 2 12 79.5% 33.87
  China Han Yu 4 5 1–1 56 67 38 41 3 10 79.6% 30.06
  South Korea Kim Eun-jung 4 5 0–2 62 66 40 42 3 10 80.8% 27.79
  Denmark Madeleine Dupont 2 7 50 68 33 41 7 0 77.2% 23.36
  ROC Alina Kovaleva 1 8 50 79 34 45 2 7 78.9% 29.34
Round robin

South Korea had a bye in draws 1, 5 and 9.[18]

Figure skatingEdit

In the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, South Korea secured one quota in the men's and two quotas in the ladies competitions.[19] A second men's quota was secured at the 2021 CS Nebelhorn Trophy.

Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Cha Jun-hwan Men's singles 99.51 4 Q 182.87 7 282.38 5
Lee Si-hyeong 65.69 27 Did not advance
Kim Ye-lim Women's singles 67.78 9 Q 134.85 11 202.63 9
You Young 70.34 6 Q 142.75 4 213.09 6

Freestyle skiingEdit

Freeski
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Lee Seung-hun Men's halfpipe 49.75 56.75 N/A 56.75 16 Did not advance
Jang Yu-jin Women's halfpipe 3.75 4.25 N/A 4.25 20 Did not advance
Kim Da-eun 44.50 45.50 N/A 45.50 17 Did not advance

LugeEdit

South Korea qualified one sled in each event, and a spot in the mixed relay. This means South Korea can enter three men and one woman.[20][21][22][23]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lim Nam-kyu Men's singles 1:02.438 34 59.794 30 59.538 28 Did not advance 3:01.770 33
Cho Jung-myung
Park Jin-yong
Open doubles 59.361 10 59.366 12 N/A 1:58.727 12
Aileen Christina Frisch Women's singles 59.776 23 59.642 20 59.055 18 1:01.811 19 4:00.284 19
Mixed
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aileen Frisch
Lim Nam-kyu
Park Jin-yong / Cho Jung-myung
Team relay 1:02.682 14 1:05.265 14 1:03.291 8 3:11.238 13

Nordic combinedEdit

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance Points Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Park Je-un Large hill/10 km 107.0 67.9 39 30:08.5 47 34:56.5 44
Normal hill/10 km 90.0 82.3 36 29:11.3 43 32:34.3 42

SkeletonEdit

South Korea qualified three athletes in skeleton (two male and one female).[24][25][26]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jung Seung-gi Men's 1:01.18 11 1:01.04 10 1:00.69 9 1:00.83 9 4:03.74 10
Yun Sung-bin 1:01.26 13 1:01.17 13 1:01.03 12 1:00.63 7 4:04.09 12
Kim Eun-ji Women's 1:03.28 22 1:03.68 23 1:02.83 22 Did not advance 3:09.79 23

SnowboardingEdit

Parallel

Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Kim Sang-kyum Men's giant slalom 1:23.81 24 Did not advance
Lee Sang-ho 1:20.54 1 Q   Bagozza (ITA)
W
  Wild (ROC)
L +0.01
Did not advance 5
Jeong Hae-rim Women's giant slalom 1:29.10 18 Did not advance

Freestyle

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Lee Chae-un Men's Halfpipe 26.00 35.00 35.00 18 Did not advance
Lee Na-yoon Women's Halfpipe 31.00 34.50 34.50 20 Did not advance

Short track speed skatingEdit

South Korea qualified in all three relays with the maximum of five athletes in both genders.[27] South Korean officials alleged systemic bias in favor of China in the short track speed skating competitions after disqualifications of several leaders.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hwang Dae-heon 500 m 40.971 2 Q 40.636 2 Q PEN Did not advance 10
Lee June-seo PEN Did not advance
Hwang Dae-heon 1000 m 1:23.042 OR 1 Q 1:24.693 1 Q PEN Did not advance 8
Lee June-seo 1:24.698 1 Q 1:23.682 1 Q PEN Did not advance 9
Park Jang-hyuk 1:24.081 1 Q - 3 ADV DNS Did not advance 10
Hwang Dae-heon 1500 m N/A 2:14.910 1 Q 2:13.188 1 QA 2:09.219  
Lee June-seo N/A 2:18.630 1 Q 2:16.586 1 QA 2:09.622 5
Park Jang-hyuk N/A 2:12.116 3 Q 2:12.751 2 QA 2:10.176 7
Hwang Dae-heon
Kim Dong-wook
Kwak Yoon-gy
Lee June-seo
Park Jang-hyuk
5000 m relay N/A 6:37.879 1 QA 6:41.679  
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Choi Min-jeong 500 m 42.853 1 Q 1:04.939 4 Did not advance 14
Lee Yu-bin 43.141 4 Did not advance 26
Choi Min-jeong 1000 m 1:28.053 1 Q 1:28.722 2 Q 1:26.850 3 QA 1:28.443  
Kim A-lang 1:28.680 3 Did not advance 22
Lee Yu-bin 1:27.862 2 Q 1:29.120 1 Q 1:28.170 3 QB 1:29.739 6
Choi Min-jeong 1500 m N/A 2:20.846 1 Q 2:16.831 OR 1 QA 2:17.789  
Kim A-lang N/A 2:32.879 1 Q 2:22.420 4 QB 2:45.707 13
Lee Yu-bin N/A 2:17.851 2 Q 2:22.157 1 QA 2:18.825 6
Choi Min-jeong
Kim A-lang
Lee Yu-bin
Seo Whi-min
3000 m relay N/A 4:05.904 2 QA 4:03.627  
Mixed
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Choi Min-jeong
Hwang Dae-heon
Lee Yu-bin
Park Jang-hyuk
2000 m relay 2:48.308 3 Did not advance 9

Legend
ADV: Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; OR: Olympic record; PEN: Penalty; Q: Qualified; QA: Qualified to medal round; QB: Qualified to consolation round

Speed skatingEdit

South Korea qualified four men and six women.[28]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Cha Min-kyu 500 m 34.39  
Kim Jun-ho 34.54 6
Cha Min-kyu 1000 m 1:09.69 18
Kim Min-seok 1:10.08 24
Kim Min-seok 1500 m 1:44.24  
Park Seong-hyeon 1:47.59 21
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Kim Min-sun 500 m 37.60 7
Kim Hyun-yung 1000 m 1:17.50 25
Kim Min-sun 1:16.49 16
Park Ji-woo 1:19.39 30
Mass start
Athlete Event Semifinals Finals
Points Time Rank Points Time Rank
Chung Jae-won Men's 12 7:56.76 4 Q 40 7:47.18  
Lee Seung-hoon 40 7:43.63 2 Q 20 7:47.20  
Kim Bo-reum Women's 40 8:34.23 2 Q 6 8:16.81 5
Park Ji-woo 0 8:53.64 13 Did not advance 26
Team Pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Chung Jae-won
Kim Min-seok
Lee Seung-hoon
Men's 3:41.89 6 Did not advance Final C
  Canada (CAN)
L 3:53.77
6

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