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Hwang Yeong-Jo

Full name: Hwang Yeong-Jo
Original name: 황 영조
Other name(s): Hwang Young-Cho
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: March 22, 1970 in Samchok, Gangwon, South Korea
Affiliations: Kyugju University
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Athletics Men's Marathon South Korea KOR 1 Gold

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Athletics South Korea Final Standings 1 2-13:23
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