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Jo O-Ryeon

Full name: Jo O-Ryeon
Original name: 조 오련
Other name(s): Cho Oh-Ryun, Cho Oh-Yun
Nickname(s): The Asian Seal
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: October 5, 1952
Died: August 4, 2009 in Haenam, Jeollanam, South Korea
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Swimming

Biography

In addition to his Olympic performances Jo O-Ryeon won gold medals in the 400 and 1,500 freestyle events at the 1970 and 1974 Asian Games. He later practiced long-distance open-water swimming, swimming the Korean-Japanese Strait in 1980, and at the end of that year was awarded the Chreongryong Medal for his athletic feats. In 1982, he swam the English Channel, crossing from England-to-France in 9:35. In 2003 Jo served on the Korean Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 6 h5 r1/2
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 4 h5 r1/2

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Five 6 4:21.78 1:01.33 3 2:06.04 4 3:11.58 5 1:04.71 (5) 1:05.54 (6) 1:10.20 (7)

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 100m 200m 300m 400m 500m 600m 700m 800m 900m 1000m 1100m 1200m 1300m 1400y 100-300m 400-500m 6-7m 7-8 900-1000 11-13m 1300-1500y
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Five 4 17:29.23 1:03.67 (5) 2:10.47 (5) 3:18.52 (5) 4:27.35 (5) 5:36.53 (5) 6:46.64 (5) 7:57.63 (5) 9:07.99 (5) 10:19.33 (5) 11:30.95 (5) 12:42.40 (5) 13:54.46 (5) 15:06.52 (4) 16:18.16 (4) 1:06.80 (5) / 1:08.05 (5) 1:08.83 (5) / 1:09.18 (5) 1:10.11 (5) / 1:10.99 (5) 1:10.36 (4) / 1:11.34 (5) 1:11.62 (4) / 1:11.45 (4) 1:12.06 (5) / 1:12.06 (4) 1:11.64 (5) / 1:11.07 (7)
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