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Hwang Yeong-Jo

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHwang•Yeong-Jo
Used nameHwang•Yeong-Jo
Name orderOriental
Original name황•영조
Other namesHwang Young-Cho
Born22 March 1970 in Samchok (KOR)
Measurements168 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsKyugju University
NOC Republic of Korea


Hwang Young-Cho was a promising track athlete as a junior but, after winning his first marathon, in 1991, he elected to concentrate on the marathon. The Barcelona Olympic marathon was only the fourth of his career, but he had won two with one runner-up finish. In Barcelona Hwang was in the leading pack from the start, but in a slowly run race, a large pack was together at the halfway mark. By 35 km, however, only Hwang and Japan’s Koichi Morishita remained. At 40 km, Hwang finally dropped Morishita and went on to win the gold medal. Hwang raced sparingly after Barcelona, and retired after injury prevented him from making the 1996 Korean Olympic team.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-08:09 (1994).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics KOR Hwang Yeong-Jo
Marathon, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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