Athletes from Korea have won 45 medals at the Olympic Winter Games and 37 of them [including 19 gold] have been won in short track speed skating.
At the 1994 Games in Lillehammer, 18-year-old Chun Lee-Kyung won gold in the 3000m relay and the 1000m. Four years later in Nagano she won both events again and added a bronze medal in the 500m event.
The youngest gold medallist at the Olympic Winter Games, and the youngest female gold medallist at both the summer and winter Games, is Korea's Kim Yoon-Mi. At 13 years and 83 days she was a member of the gold medal-winning 3000m relay team in Lillehammer.
Kim Ki-Hoon won gold in the 1000m short track event at the 1992 Albertville Games and successfully defended his title in 1994. He alsowon a gold medal with the 5000m relay team at the 1992 Games.
At the 2006 Turin Games, Korea won a total of 10 short track medals, including six gold. Ahn Hyun Soo took home gold in the men's 1000m, 1500m and 5000m relay. In the women's competition, Jin Sun Yu also won gold in the 1000m, 1500m and the relay.
Four years ago in Vancouver the short track speed skaters were overshadowed by their long track compatriots, with Mo Tae-Bum,Lee Sang-Hwa and Lee Seung-Hoon all claiming gold medals in speed skating. Figure skater Kim Yu-Na also claimed gold in the ladies singles event, claiming Korea's first medal outside short track and speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games.
Title: Aegukka [Patriotic Hymn]
Creators: Music by Ahn Eak-Tae.
Founding date: 1946
IOC recognition date: 1947
NOC president's name: Kim Jung-Haeng
NOC general secretary’s name: Yang Jaiwan
IOC member’s name: Lee Kun Hee [entry in the IOC: 1996], Moon Dae-Sung [entry in the IOC: 2008]
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1948Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 17 [Sochi included]
Medals per year
-: Medals for the Figure Skating and Ice Hockey events at the 1908 and 1920 Olympic Summer Games have been included in the tables