You know I can't WAIT for the Olympics so let's look at a few awesome Olympians representing South Korea :D
PS: 올림픽 - oh-lim-pik!
Ki Bo Bae - Archery
A South Korean archer who was ranked the world’s number one archer in August 2015. She is the current World Championship and the defending Olympic champion in archery.
An Chang Rim - Judo
South Korea’s premier lightweight Judo champion and the nation’s representative in the 2016 summer olympics. He is currently ranked first in the world and seeded first in the Olympics.
Kim Ji Yeon - Fencing
A South Korean sabre fencer and the 2012 Olympic champion. Having started foil fencing at the age of 13, she is the first South Korean woman to win a gold medal in fencing in the Olympic games.
Shin A Lam - Fencing
A fencer whose 2012 duel sparked a huge controversy in the Olympic games after a timekeeping error gave her opponent a timing advantage. When South Korea immediately appealed the decision, Shin waited for over an hour on the duelling ground, in accordance to the fencing bylaws, while judges deliberated and eventually gave the win to Shin’s opponent.
Son Yeon Jae - Rhythmic Gymnastics
An individual rhythmic gymnast, dubbed the “National Fairy” of South Korea. She has won titles in the 2014 Asian Games, 2010 Asian Games, and 2014 World Championships.
Calling it now: she's going to be the next Kim Yuna and have her face on EVERY advertisement lol!
Park Tae Hwan - Swimming
An Olympic swimmer who is the first South Korean to win an Olympic medal in swimming. He has competed and won medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and is to compete once more in the upcoming 2016 games.