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Park Gyeong-Mo

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePark•Gyeong-Mo
Used namePark•Gyeong-Mo
Name orderOriental
Original name박•경모
Other namesPark Kyung-Mo
Born15 August 1975 in Okcheon (KOR)
Measurements185 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsKeyanggu
NOC(s) Republic of Korea

Biography

Park Gyeong-Mo (also Park Kyung-Mo) débuted in his country’s national team at age 18, and immediately competed in the World Championships. In Antalya, Turkey, he claimed the individual world title right away, while the South Koreans came in second place in the team competition. The following year, Park won the double at the Asian Games in Hiroshima, taking both individual and team titles. Facing strong national competition, Park disappeared from the international scene until the 21st century. He then reappeared in full strength, helping the South Koreans win team golds at the 2001, 2003 and 2005 World Championships, as well as the Asian Championships in these same years. In 2004, he also made his Olympic début. Despite an Olympic record in his third round 18-arrow match against Anton Prilepov (173 out of a possible 180), Park was eliminated in the quarter-finals and ranked fifth. He did help his team win a gold medal in the team event, a performance he repeated at the Beijing Olympics. There, Park also medaled individually. In a close final against Ukraine’s Viktor Ruban, Park lost narrowly, 112-113, scoring the only 8 of the match in his penultimate arrow. Retiring after the Games, he married fellow archer and Olympic champion, Park Seong-Hyeon.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2004 Summer Olympics Archery Individual, Men Olympic 5 Representing Republic of Korea    
  Team, Men Olympic Republic of Korea 1 Gold
2008 Summer Olympics Archery Individual, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Republic of Korea    
  Team, Men Olympic Republic of Korea 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2004 Summer Olympics 19 August 2004 Archery Individual, Men (Match, 18 arrows) Round Three, Match #4 173 1
2008 Summer Olympics 11 August 2008 Archery Team, Men (Match, 24 arrows) Quarter-Finals, Match #1 224 1
2008 Summer Olympics 11 August 2008 Archery Team, Men (Match, 24 arrows) Final Round, Match #1 227 1

Olympic family relations

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