Korean Olympic shooters returned home on Wednesday afternoon. They achieved the country's best-ever result in Olympic shooting events with three gold and two silver medals.
Jin Jong-oh, a double crown winner in the men's 10-m air pistol and men's 50-m pistol, and Kim Jang-mi, a gold medalist in the women's 25-m pistol were the first to return.
The shooters came home earlier than the other athletes, because they had to leave London carrying sealed boxes of pistols and rifles. The Korean Olympic Committee asked the medalists to delay their return because they could be stripped of their medals if they are seen to offend against the IOC charter by endorsing commercial deals or appearing in ads before the Olympics officially wraps up.
Earlier, British immigration had already set the departure date for the Korean shooters' pistols and rifles on Tuesday.