Jo O-ryeon

Jo O-ryeon (조오련, 5 October 1952 4 August 2009) was a South Korean swimmer. He competed in two events at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He later practiced long-distance open-water swimming, swimming the Korea 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.[1]

Jo O-ryeon
Personal information
Born(1952-10-05)5 October 1952
Died4 August 2009(2009-08-04) (aged 56)
Haenam, South Korea


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jo O-ryeon Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
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