In 1991 he celebrated his first successes with a third place in the Seoul International Marathon and victory in the Universiade marathon . The following year he finished second in the Beppu-Ōita marathon in 2:08:47 h and thus qualified for the marathon of the Olympic Games in Barcelona .
In this, he ensured after a slow first half together with the Japanese Kōichi Morishita for pace and sat with him at 33 km. After the two had fought a duel up to kilometer 40, Hwang ran out of the decisive lead on the last climb and won in 2:13:23 h with 22 seconds ahead of Morishita and 37 seconds ahead of third Stephan Freilang .
- Hwang Young-cho in the database of World Athletics (English)
- Article about the 1992 Olympic marathon on marathoninfo.free.fr (French)
- Hwang Young-cho in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||황영조 (Hangeul); 黄永祚 (Hanja); Hwang, Young-jo (revised Romanization); Hwang, Yŏngjo (McCune-Reischauer)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||South Korean marathon runner and Olympic champion|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 22, 1970|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Samcheok , South Korea|