Four-time Asian Games swimming champion Cho Oh-ryun has been voted into South Korea's Sports Hall of Fame.
As reported by news agency Yonhap, Cho was voted into the Hall of Fame by journalists and members of the public, beating out four-time Olympic archery gold medallist Kim Soo-nyung, 1992 Olympic marathon champion Hwang Young-cho and baseball pitcher Sun Dong-yol, one of the most dominant throwers in Korea Baseball Organization history.
The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee runs the Sports Hall of Fame and recognised Cho's contribution to the development of swimming in the nation.
Cho passed away in 2009, aged 56.
An induction ceremony is scheduled for November 3.
Cho won gold in the 400 metres freestyle and 1500m freestyle at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok.
Four years later in Tehran, Cho defended both of his titles.
Cho also set 50 national records during his career.
He retired from competitive swimming in 1978 and turned his attention to open-water swimming.
Cho crossed the Strait of Dover in the English Channel in 1982 and also swan around the Liancourt Rocks - also known as Dokdo - 33 times in 2008 in an effort to promote the islets as South Korean territory, as they are also claimed by Japan.
KSOC opened its Hall of Fame in 2011 and it has honoured 13 athletes and administrators so far including 1936 Olympic marathon gold medallist Sohn Kee-chung, ex-International Olympic Committee vice-president Kim Un-yong, 2010 Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna and football legend Cha Bum-kun.