South Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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South Korea at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Korea.svg
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (in Korean and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors167 in 21 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

South Korea is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] 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.

Archery[edit]

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.[2]

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

Baseball[edit]

South Korea national baseball team qualified for the Olympics by advancing to the final match and securing an outright berth as the highest-ranked squad from Asia and Oceania, excluding the host nation Japan, at the 2019 WBSC Premier12 in Tokyo.[3]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 24 players

Basketball[edit]

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
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Score
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Rank Opposition
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South Korea women's Women's tournament







Women's tournament[edit]

South Korea women's basketball team qualified for the Olympics as one of three highest-ranked eligible squads from group B at the Belgrade meet of the 2020 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, marking the country's recurrence to the sport for the first time in 12 years.[4]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2  Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarterfinals
4  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eliminated
First match(es) will be played on 26 July 2021. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head points difference; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
10:00
v
South Korea  vs.  Spain

29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
10:00
v
Canada  vs.  South Korea

1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
21:00
v
South Korea  vs.  Serbia

Boxing[edit]

South Korea entered two female boxers for the first time into the Olympic tournament. Im Ae-ji (women's featherweight) and defending Asian Games champion Oh Yeon-ji (women's lightweight) secured the spots on the South Korean squad by advancing to the semifinal match of their respective weight divisions at the 2020 Asia & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Im Ae-ji Women's featherweight
Oh Yeon-ji Women's lightweight

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

South Korea entered one rider to compete in the women's Olympic road race, by securing an outright berth, as the highest-ranked cyclist, not yet qualified, at the 2019 Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.[6]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Na Ah-reum Women's road race

Track[edit]

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, South Korea entered one rider to compete in the women's sprint and keirin based on her final individual UCI Olympic rankings.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Lee Hye-jin Women's sprint  
 
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round 3rd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
Lee Hye-jin Women's keirin

Diving[edit]

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

Equestrian[edit]

South Korea entered one dressage rider into the Olympic equestrian competition, by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group G (South East Asia and Oceania).[7]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Kim Dong-seon Belstaff Individual

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualified for the final; q = Qualified for the final as a lucky loser

Fencing[edit]

South Korean fencers qualified a full squad each in the men's and women's team sabre and women's team épée at the Games by finishing among the top four nations in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings, while the men's épée team claimed the spot each as the highest-ranked nation from Asia outside the world's top four. 2018 Asian Games men's foil champion Lee Kwang-hyun and two-time Olympian Jeon Hee-sook (women's foil) earned additional places on the South Korean team as one of the two highest-ranked fencers vying for qualification from Asia and Oceania in their respective individual events of the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
  Épée
 
 
 
 
 
Team épée N/A
Lee Kwang-hyun Foil
  Sabre
 
 
 
 
 
Team sabre N/A
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
  Épée
 
 
 
 
 
Team épée N/A
Jeon Hee-sook Foil
  Sabre
 
 
 
 
 
Team sabre N/A

Football[edit]

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
South Korea men's Men's tournament  New Zealand  Romania  Honduras

Men's tournament[edit]

South Korea men's football team qualified for the Olympics by advancing to the final match of the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand.[8][9]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 18 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Honduras 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 22 July 2021. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
New Zealand Match 3 South Korea

Romania Match 12 South Korea

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

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.[10][11]

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
 
 
 
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 Vault N/A N/A

Handball[edit]

Summary

Key:

  • ET: After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
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Rank Opposition
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Score
Rank
South Korea women's Women's tournament

Women's tournament[edit]

South Korea women's handball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal at the 2019 Asian Qualification Tournament in Chuzhou, China.[12]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 14 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  Montenegro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Angola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 July 2021. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host.
25 July 2021 Norway  v  South Korea Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

27 July 2021 South Korea  v  Netherlands Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

29 July 2021 Japan  v  South Korea Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

31 July 2021 Montenegro  v  South Korea Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

2 August 2021 South Korea  v  Angola Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

Modern pentathlon[edit]

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.[13] Meanwhile, Asian Games silver medalists Lee Ji-hun and Kim Se-hee confirmed places each in their respective events with gold-medal victories at the 2019 Asia & Oceania Championships in Kunming, China.[14][15]

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
Lee Ji-hun
Kim Se-hee Women's

Rugby sevens[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

South Korea national rugby sevens team qualified for the Games by winning the gold medal and securing a lone outright berth at the 2019 Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Incheon, marking the country's debut in the sport.[16]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Sailing[edit]

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.[17]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Men's RS:X
Men's Laser N/A
 
 
Men's 470 N/A

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Shooting[edit]

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.[18]

Nam Tae-yun earned a direct place in the men's 10 m air rifle for the rescheduled Games as the highest-ranked shooter vying for qualification in the ISSF World Olympic Rankings of 6 June 2021.[19]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nam Tae-yun 10 m air rifle
  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

Sport climbing[edit]

South Korea entered two sport climbers into the Olympic tournament. With the IFSC Asian Championships cancelled because of the travel restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chon Jong-won and Seo Chae-hyun received the unused berths respectively, as the continent's highest-ranked male and female sport climber vying for qualification, at the 2019 Worlds in Hachioji, Japan.[20][21]

Athlete Event Qualification Total Final Total
Speed Lead Bouldering Speed Lead Bouldering
Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Chon Jong-won Men's
Seo Chae-hyun Women's

Swimming[edit]

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)):[22][23]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cho Sung-jae Men's 200 m breaststroke
Hwang Sun-woo Men's 100 m freestyle
Men's 200 m freestyle
Lee Ju-ho Men's 100 m backstroke
Men's 200 m backstroke
Kim Seo-yeong Women's 200 m individual medley
 
 
 
 
Women's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay N/A

Table tennis[edit]

South Korea entered six athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. The men's and women's teams secured one of nine available places, respectively, at the 2020 World Olympic Qualification Event in Gondomar, Portugal, permitting a maximum of two starters to compete each in the men's and women's singles tournament.[24][25]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
  Singles
 
 
 
 
Team N/A
Women
Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
  Singles
 
 
 
 
Team N/A
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
 
 
Doubles

Taekwondo[edit]

South Korea entered six athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Jang Jun (men's 58 kg), double Olympic medalist Lee Dae-hoon (men's 68 kg), In Kyo-don (men's +80 kg), and world champions Sim Jae-young (women's 49 kg), Lee Ah-reum (women's 57 kg), and Lee Da-bin (women's +67 kg) qualified directly for their respective weight classes by finishing among the top five taekwondo practitioners at the end of the WT Olympic Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jang Jun Men's −58 kg
Lee Dae-hoon Men's −68 kg
In Kyo-don Men's +80 kg
Sim Jae-young Women's −49 kg
Lee Ah-reum Women's −57 kg
Lee Da-bin Women's +67 kg

Volleyball[edit]

Indoor[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

South Korea women's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the final match and securing an outright berth at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.[26]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2  Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.


25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
21:45
v
Brazil  v  South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo


27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
21:45
v
South Korea  v  Kenya Ariake Arena, Tokyo


29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
11:05
v
South Korea  v  Dominican Republic Ariake Arena, Tokyo


31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
19:40
v
Japan  v  South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo


2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
09:00
v
Serbia  v  South Korea Ariake Arena, Tokyo

Wrestling[edit]

South Korea qualified two wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition; all of whom progressed to the top two finals of the men's Greco-Roman wrestling (67 and 130 kg), respectively, at the 2021 Asian Qualification Tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan.[27]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ryu Han-su −67 kg
Kim Min-seok −130 kg

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