|Representing North Korea|
|Women's speed skating|
|1964 Innsbruck||3000 m|
Han Pil-Hwa (Chosŏn'gŭl: 한필화, Hanja: 韓弼花) (born 21 January 1942 in Nampho, South Pyongan) is a female North Korean speed skater who competed in the 1964 Winter Olympics and in the 1972 Winter Olympics.
In 1964 she won the silver medal in the 3000 meter event and she is the first Winter Olympic medalist in both Koreas. In the 1500 meter competition she finished ninth and in the 500 meter contest she finished 28th.
Between 1963 and 1968 Han Pil-Hwa was also a regular guest at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women. In 1965 championships in Oulu she reached highest and got to a fifth place in the allround event. Her best single distance result was a third place on the 3000 meter at the 1966 championships in Trondheim.
Over the course of her career, Han Pil-Hwa skated the following best results:
|500 m||44.9||25 Dec 1969||Bujen|
|1,000 m||1:32.3||26 Dec 1969||Bujen|
|1,500 m||2:24.2||25 Dec 1969||Bujen|
|3,000 m||5:03.7||26 Dec 1969||Bujen|
|Mini combination||189.732||25/26 Dec 1969||Bujen|
Season best performances
Over the seasons, Han Pil-Hwa skated the following best results:
|1958/59||52.7||1.48.2||2.50.6||6.07.0||all set at the 1959 Kazach SSR Prize at Medeo, Alma-Ata|
|1962/63||46.8||1.36.1||2.30.0||5.37.2||all set during the 1963 World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women at Karuizawa|
|1964/65||48.8||1.41.7||2.29.1||5.21.6||all set during the 1965 World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women at Oulu|
|1965/66||48.7||1.37.3||2.34.3||5.10.9||all set during the 1966 World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women at Trondheim|
|1967/68||48.6||1.38.3||2.30.7||5.21.2||all set during the 1968 World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women at Helsinki|
|1968/69||47.2||1.36.4||2.29.4||5.17.0||all set during a 1969 Socialist friendship meeting in Sverdlovsk|
|1971/72||1.33.79||2.25.64||5.07.24||all set during the 1972 Winter Olympics at Sapporo|
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- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Han Pil-hwa". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Skater business card of Pil Hwa Han on www.speedskatingnews.info
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