Kim Mi-gyong

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Kim Mi-gyong
Personal information
Born (1991-10-17) October 17, 1991 (age 22)
Height 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
Country  North Korea
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Kim Mi-Gyong (Korean: 금 미경; born 17 October 1991 in South Hwanghae Province) is a North Korean long-distance runner.[1] She competed in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, placing 74th with a time of 2:38:33.[2]

At the age of fifteen she represented her country at the 2007 Asian Athletics Championships and secured a bronze medal double in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres events.[3][4] Her next international outings came in 2009 when she placed sixth in the half marathon at the Summer Universiade and fifth in the same event at the East Asian Games.[5]

Kim made her debut in the marathon in 2011, running at the Macau Marathon and finishing tenth with a time of 2:38:36 hours. Her run at the 2012 Pyongyang Marathon brought her up to the elite standard, as she won the race with a personal best of 2:30:41 hours.[6] This run earned her a place on the North Korean team for the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she placed 74th overall in the women's Olympic marathon.[1] A return to Pyongyang in 2013 saw her rise to the top of the national team with a second win at the race with a time of 2:26:32, ranking her third on the North Korean all-time lists.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kim Mi-Gyong". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Women's Marathon: Results". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  3. ^ Asian Championships - Day Four. IAAF (2007-07-29). Retrieved on 2013-04-18.
  4. ^ Asian Championships - Day One. IAAF (2007-07-26). Retrieved on 2013-04-18.
  5. ^ Kim Mi-Gyong. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-04-18.
  6. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2012-04-09). Tight finish in Pyongyang. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-18.
  7. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2013-04-15). Home victory for Kim Mi Gyong in Pyongyang, Nigusse takes men's title. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-18.

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