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Park Tae-Hwan

Full name: Park Tae-Hwan
Original name: 박 태환
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 27, 1989 in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Affiliations: Dankook University, Yongin (KOR)
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Only the second ever South Korean swimmer to reach an Olympic final (after [Nam Yu-Seon]), Park Tae-Hwan beame the first to win an Olympic medal, claiming gold in the 400 freestyle, and silver in the 200 freestyle, behind the invincible [Michael Phelps]. His medals did not come as a complete surprise, as Park had won the world title in the 400 free in 2007 – again as the first Korean ever. He would do so again in 2011, while earning a bronze in the 200 metres in 2007. Also a top performer in regional competitions, Park has won three titles at the Pan Pacific Championships (twice in the 400 free), and six in the Asian Games, earning seven medals total in the 2006 edition, and five in 2010. A popular figure in South Korea, Park Tae-Hwan frequently is the subject of rumors, and he has been linked to Korean pop stars Dana, Sunye as well as figure skater [Kim Yeon-A]. In 2015 he was banned for 18 months after he tested positive for testosterone in September 2014.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 14 Athina Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR AC DQ
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 2 Silver
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 1 Gold
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 16
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 2T Silver
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 2 Silver
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 4
2016 Summer 26 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 32
2016 Summer 26 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 29
2016 Summer 26 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle South Korea KOR 10

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 50-100m
2016 Summer 26 Rio de Janeiro Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Four 4 49.24 0.65 23.79 6 25.45 (2)

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming South Korea Final 2 1:44.85 0.67 24.91 3 51.54 2 1:18.68 3 26.63 (2) 27.14 (5) 26.17 (2)
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming South Korea Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 1:45.99 0.68 25.35 3 52.13 =2 1:19.38 3 26.78 (2) 27.25 (6) 26.61 (3)
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Eight 3 Q 1:46.73 0.67 25.59 4 52.90 6 1:20.01 3 27.31 (=4) 27.11 (4) 26.72 (3)
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming South Korea Final 2T 1:44.93 0.64 24.73 4 50.80 2 1:17.88 3 26.07 27.08 27.05
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming South Korea Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 Q 1:46.02 0.66 25.08 2 52.25 3 1:19.26 2 27.17 27.01 26.76
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Six 2 Q 1:46.79 0.65 25.22 7 52.20 =4 1:19.81 5 26.98 27.61 26.98
2016 Summer 26 Rio de Janeiro Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Six 8 1:48.06 0.65 25.18 6 52.54 7 1:20.33 8 27.36 (8) 27.79 (7) 27.73 (7)

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 2cT 2cR 2.5cT 2.5cR 3cT 3cR 3.5cT 3.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m 200-250m 250-300m 300-350m 350-400m
2004 Summer 14 Athina Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Three AC DQ
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming South Korea Final 1 3:41.86 0.69 26.24 4 54.07 2 1:22.45 1 1:51.03 1 2:18.85 1 2:47.10 1 3:14.79 1 27.83 (1) 28.38 (2) 28.58 (4) 27.82 (1) 28.25 (=4) 27.69 (2) 27.07 (3)
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Three 2 Q 3:43.35 0.69 26.60 =4 54.46 3 1:23.43 4 1:51.92 4 2:20.65 4 2:48.80 3 3:16.93 2 27.86 (2) 28.97 (6) 28.49 (2) 28.73 (=5) 28.15 (1) 28.13 (2) 26.42 (1)
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming South Korea Final 2 3:42.06 0.67 25.57 1 53.34 1 1:21.75 1 1:50.20 1 2:18.47 1 2:46.63 1 3:14.64 2 27.77 28.41 28.45 28.27 28.16 28.01 27.42
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Three 1 Q 3:46.68 0.63 25.86 1 54.14 =2 1:22.98 2 1:52.05 2 2:21.04 2 2:50.01 2 3:18.56 2 28.28 28.84 29.07 28.99 28.97 28.55 28.12
2016 Summer 26 Rio de Janeiro Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Six 4 3:45.63 0.64 26.13 1 54.74 5 1:23.29 5 1:52.10 4 2:20.53 3 2:49.55 4 3:18.13 4 28.61 (=7) 28.55 (4) 28.81 (=5) 28.43 (=1) 29.02 (6) 28.58 (5) 27.50 (2)

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 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
2008 Summer 18 Beijing Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Three 4 15:05.55 0.66 57.03 (4) 1:56.07 (3) 2:54.90 (3) 3:53.74 (3) 4:52.70 (3) 5:52.15 (3) 6:52.17 (4) 7:53.04 (4) 8:54.43 (4) 9:56.29 (4) 10:57.96 (4) 12:00.04 (4) 13:02.39 (4) 14:05.11 (4) 59.04 (3) / 58.83 (3) 58.84 (4) / 58.96 (3) 59.45 (4) / 1:00.02 (4) 1:00.87 (4) / 1:01.39 (4) 1:01.86 (6) / 1:01.67 (5) 1:02.08 (6) / 1:02.35 (7) 1:02.72 (7) / 1:00.44 (7)
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming South Korea Final 4 14:50.61 0.72 56.24 (2) 1:55.00 (2) 2:53.67 (2) 3:52.27 (2) 4:51.43 (2) 5:50.76 (2) 6:50.29 (2) 7:49.93 (3) 8:50.08 (3) 9:50.49 (4) 10:51.06 (4) 11:51.53 (4) 12:52.27 (4) 13:53.06 (4) 58.76 / 58.67 58.60 / 59.16 59.33 / 59.53 59.64 / 1:00.15 1:00.41 / 1:00.57 1:00.47 / 1:00.74 1:00.79 / 57.55
2012 Summer 22 London Swimming South Korea Round One Heat Three 2 Q 14:56.89 0.67 57.26 (3) 1:56.61 (3) 2:55.87 (3) 3:55.28 (3) 4:54.65 (2) 5:53.90 (2) 6:53.56 (2) 7:53.52 (2) 8:54.00 (2) 9:54.82 (2) 10:56.02 (2) 11:57.43 (3) 12:59.01 (3) 14:00.65 (3) 59.35 / 59.26 59.41 / 59.37 59.25 / 59.66 59.96 / 1:00.48 1:00.82 / 1:01.20 1:01.41 / 1:01.58 1:01.64 / 56.24
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