Kye Sun-hui

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Kye Sun-hui
Medal record
Women's judo
Representing  North Korea
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta -48 kg
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens -57 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney -52 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Munich -52 kg
Gold medal – first place 2003 Osaka -57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2005 Cairo -57 kg
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro -57 kg
Silver medal – second place 1997 Paris -52 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Birmingham -52 kg
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Hiroshima -52 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan

-52 kg

Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Osaka -52 kg
Gold medal – first place 1999 Osaka -52 kg
Kye Sun-hui
Chosŏn'gŭl
계순희
Hancha
桂順姬
Revised RomanizationGye Sunhui
McCune–ReischauerKye Sunhŭi

Kye Sun-hui (born August 2, 1979 in Pyongyang) is a North Korean judoka.

Kye won three Olympic medals in different weight classes, in 1996, 2000 and 2004. When she won the gold medal in Atlanta, 1996 she became the youngest gold medalist in judo. She had entered the Games thanks to the wild card system, and her Olympic gold has been described as one of the biggest surprises of the Atlanta Olympics.[1]

Kye competed for a fourth time at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing but did not fare too well.[2]

She has been awarded the Kim Il-sung Prize and the titles of People's Athlete and Labor Hero.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website of the Beijing Olympic Games Archived 2008-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Global athletes chase Olympic dream", Xinhua, June 20, 2008
  3. ^ "Kye Sun Hui pinned high hope to win gold at Olympics for DPRK", Xinhua, July 30, 2008
  4. ^ "Moranbong District Juvenile Sports School". Naenara. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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