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South Korea at the 1956 Summer Olympics

South Korea at the Olympic Games

Flag of South Korea
IOC code  KOR
NOC Korean Olympic Committee
Website www.sports.or.kr (Korean) (English)
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 35 in 7 sports
Medals
Rank: 29
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Korea, as Korea, competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 35 competitors, all men, took part in 23 events in 7 sports.[1]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Silver 1.1
    • Bronze 1.2
  • Athletics 2
    • Track and road 2.1
    • Field 2.2
  • Basketball 3
    • Group round 3.1
    • Classification 9-15 3.2
      • Group 2 (9-15) 3.2.1
      • Classification 13-15 3.2.2
      • Classification 13/14 3.2.3
    • Squad 3.3
  • Boxing 4
  • Cycling 5
    • Road competition 5.1
  • Shooting 6
  • Weightlifting 7
  • Wrestling 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Medalists

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Track and road

Event Athletes Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Men's 800 metres Sim Sang-Ok 1:55.5 6 (H4) Did not advance
Men's 1500 metres 4:09.0 13 (H2) Did not advance
Men's marathon Lee Chang-Hoon 2:28:45 4
Choi Chung-Sik 2:36:53 12
Im Hwa-Dong Did not finish -

Field

Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result (m) Rank Result Rank
Men's long jump Seo Yeong-Ju 7.09 18 Did not advance
Men's triple jump Choi Yeong-Gi 14.86 20 Q 14.65 21
Men's hammer throw Song Gyo-Sik 53.74 16 Did not advance

Basketball

Group round

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
Uruguay 6 3 3 0 238 187
Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 242 199
Republic of China 4 3 1 2 216 249
South Korea 3 3 0 3 194 255
  • China 83-76 Korea
  • Bulgaria 89-58 Korea
  • Uruguay 83-60 Korea

Classification 9-15

Group 2 (9-15)

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
Canada 4 2 2 0 147 123
Japan 3 2 1 1 143 140
South Korea 0 2 0 2 130 157
  • Canada 74-63 Korea
  • Japan 83-67 Korea

Classification 13-15

Thailand's loss gave the nation 15th place.

  • Korea 61-47 Thailand
  • Singapore, BYE

Classification 13/14

  • Singapore 92-79 Korea

Korea's final ranking was 14th.

Squad

An Yeong-Sik, An Byeong-Seok, Jo Byeong-Hyeon, Choi Tae-Gon, Kim Chun-Bae, Kim Hyeong-Il, Kim Yeong-Gi, Kim Yeong-Su, Go Se-Tae, Baek Jeong-Nam

Boxing

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pyo Hyeon-Gi Flyweight  Libeer (FRA)
L by points
Did not advance
Song Sun-Cheon Bantamweight  Adela (PHI)
W by points
 Bath (AUS)
W by points
 Tomaselli (ARG)
W by points
 Barrientos (CHI)
W by points
 Behrendt (GER)
L by points
Silver
Jeong Do-Hun Featherweight  Zachara (TCH)
L by points
Did not advance
Baek Do-Seon Lightweight  Vairolatto (FRA)
L by retired
Did not advance
Hwang Eui-Kyung Light-Welterweight  de los Santos (PHI)
W by disqualified
 Dumitrescu (ROU)
L by points
Did not advance

Cycling

Road competition

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kim Ho-Soon Individual road race 5:34:37
37
Im Sang-Jo Individual road race Did Not Finish
-

Shooting

Two shooters represented South Korea in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Score Rank
Kim Yun-gi 50 m pistol 463 30th
Chu Hwa-il 300 m rifle three positions 903 19th

Weightlifting

Men
Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yu In-Ho Bantamweight (-56 kg) 90 5 95 5T 135 1 320 4
Kim Hae-Nam 85 10 95 5T 127.5 4 307.5 5
Lee Kyung-Seop Featherweight (-60 kg) 90 16 95 8 127.5 4T 312.5 8
Kim Chang-Hui Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 107.5 11 112.5 7 150 1T 370 3
Kim Seong-Jip Middleweight (-75 kg) 125 2 110 11 145 6 380 5
Park Dong-Cheol Middle-Heavyweight (-90 kg) 120 12 0 - - - 120 15

Wrestling

Men's Freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Lee Jeong-Gyu Flyweight (−52 kg)  Abdul (PAK)
W by fall
 Daware (IND)
L 0-3
Lee Sang-Gyun Bantamweight (−57 kg)  Ramel (PHI)
W by fall
 Zahur (PAK)
W 2-1
Bye  Iizuka (JPN)
L 0-3
Oh Tae-Keun Lightweight (−67 kg)  Ashraf (PAK)
L by fall

References

  1. ^ "South Korea at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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