South Korea women's national handball team

The South Korea women's national handball team is the national team of South Korea. Since 1984 the Korean team has not only participated constantly in Olympic Games but also ranked among the top four nations every time. Korea grabbed the gold medal in 1988 and 1992, won the silver medal in 1984, 1996, 2004 and took bronze medal in 2008. They have earned two World Championship medals so far: In 1995, they also won the World Championship title in Austria/Hungary 1995 World Women's Handball Championship, they came off third to secure the bronze medal at the Croatia in 2003 World Women's Handball Championship. It is a twelve time Asian Champion, the tournament has been won by any other nation only twice.

South Korea
AssociationKorea Handball Federation
CoachKang Jae-won
Assistant coachLee Ki-ho
Shim Jae-hong
CaptainRyu Eun-hee
Most capsWoo Sun-hee (119)
Summer Olympics
Appearances9 (First in 1984)
Best result Gold medal (1988, 1992)
World Championship
Appearances18 (First in 1978)
Best result Champions (1995)
Asian Championship
Appearances18 (First in 1987)
Best result Champions (1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018)
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South Korea women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
1988 SeoulTeam
1992 BarcelonaTeam
1984 Los AngelesTeam
1996 AtlantaTeam
2004 AthensTeam
2008 BeijingTeam
World Championship
1995 Austria/Hungary
2003 Croatia
Asian Games
1990 BeijingTeam
1994 HiroshimaTeam
1998 BangkokTeam
2002 BusanTeam
2006 DohaTeam
2014 IncheonTeam
2018 Jakarta-PalembangTeam
2010 GuangzhouTeam
Asian Championship
1987 Amman
1989 Beijing
1991 Hiroshima
1993 Shantou
1995 Seoul
1997 Amman
1999 Kumamoto
2000 Shanghai
2006 Guangzhou
2008 Bangkok
2012 Yogyakarta
2015 Jakarta
2017 Suwon
2018 Kumamoto
2002 Almaty
2010 Almaty
2004 Hiroshima

Both the men's and women's and children's teams failed to qualify in the regional qualifiers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in 2007 August due to the biased refereeing, but the International Handball Federation ordered replays of both qualifying tournaments after acknowledging biased officiating by Middle Eastern referees. South Korea beat Japan in both the men's and women's matches and qualified for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 January. However, the Executive Committee of the Kuwait-based federation, which had rejected the International Handball Federation's ruling to hold the replays, agreed to fine Japan and South Korea $1,000 and issued a warning to both countries. In addition, the Asian Handball Federation appealed the IHF's decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which ruled the Asian women's qualification invalid and forced the Korean ladies to play in the final Olympic qualifying tournament. The replay was decided to be invalid by the Court. The Korean women's team earned their ticket to the Beijing Olympics at the Olympic qualifying game held at Nîmes, France.
In the semi-final match of 2008 Beijing Olympic games with Norway, Norway's deciding goal was requested to be annulled by the Korean delegation, because they claimed the ball had not crossed the goal line before the end whistle of the game. Korea's appeal was turned down by the IHF's Disciplinary Commission, confirming the end result to be 29–28 in favor of Norway.[1]

The 2008 film Forever the Moment is a fictionalized account of the teams' journey to the 2004 Athens Olympics.