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North Korea at the 1964 Winter Olympics

North Korea competed as North Korea at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. It was the first time that the nation was represented at any Olympic Games. Han Pil-hwa is the first Winter Olympic medalist in both Koreas before South Korean won the first medals in 1992 starting with Kim Ki-hoon.


  • Medalists 1
  • Cross-country skiing 2
  • Speed skating 3
  • References 4


Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Pil-Hwa, HanHan Pil-Hwa Speed skating Women's 3000m

Cross-country skiing

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
30 km Kim Ko-Am 1'55:11.0 65
Yang Duk-Soon 1'53:58.4 63
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Ri Han-Soon 53:21.8 33
Kim Bong-Za 52:18.6 32

Speed skating

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Ri Sung-Ryool 43.0 30
Kim Zin-Hook 41.9 19
1500 m Kim Zin-Hook 2:19.4 36
Ri Sung-Ryool 2:13.9 14
5000 m Kim Choon-Bong 8:22.9 30
Bak Sung-Wun 8:20.2 28
10,000 m Kim Choon-Bong 17:10.8 23
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Han Pil-Hwa 58.5 28
Ryoo Choon-Za 48.4 15
1000 m Ryoo Choon-Za 1:40.0 16
1500 m An Sen-Za 2:44.7 30
Han Pil-Hwa 2:30.1 9
Kim Song-Soon 2:27.7 4
3000 m Bak Wol-Ja 5:30.8 13
Kim Song-Soon 5:25.9 7
Han Pil-Hwa 5:18.5 2nd


  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • Olympic Winter Games 1964, full results by

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