Ri Ho-Jun Olympic athlete

Ri Ho-Jun (born 1 December 1946) is a sports shooter and Olympic Champion for North Korea. He won a gold medal in the 50 metre rifle prone event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 1st, 1946

Olympic medals

1972 Summer Olympics Munich

The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972. The sporting nature of the event was largely overshadowed by the Munich massacre in which eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, a West German police officer, and five Black September terrorists were killed. The 1972 Summer Olympics were the second Summer Olympics to be held in Germany, after the 1936 Games in Berlin, which had taken place under the Nazi regime. Mindful of the connection, the West German Government was eager to take the opportunity of the Munich Olympics to present a new, democratic and optimistic Germany to the world, as shown by the Games' official motto, "Die Heiteren Spiele", or "the Happy Games." The logo of the Games was a blue solar logo by Otl Aicher, the designer and director of the visual conception commission. The Olympic mascot, the dachshund "Waldi", was the first officially named Olympic mascot. The Olympic Fanfare was composed by Herbert Rehbein, a companion of Bert Kaempfert. The Olympic Park is based on Frei Otto's plans and after the Games became a Munich landmark.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Shooting - Men's 50 metre rifle, prone
Victor Lee Auer (USA)
Nicolae Rotaru (Romania)


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