Li Bun-hui

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Li Bun-hui
Medal record
Women's table tennis
Representing  North Korea
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Doubles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Gothenburg Team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Dortmund Singles
Silver medal – second place 1993 Gothenburg Team
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Tokyo Team
Bronze medal – third place 1987 New Delhi Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1993 Gothenburg Team
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Beijing Doubles
Representing  Unified Korea
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Chiba City Team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Chiba City Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Chiba City Mixed doubles
Li Bun-hui
Chosŏn'gŭl
리분희
Hancha
李粉姬
Revised RomanizationI Bun-hui
McCune–ReischauerRi Pun-hŭi

Li Bun-hui (Korean리분희; born December 29, 1968) is a female former table tennis player from North Korea who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1] [2]

Table tennis career[edit]

She won eight World Table Tennis Championship medals.[3] She won a bronze medal at the 1983 World Table Tennis Championships in the Corbillon Cup (women's team event).

Two years later she won a silver medal in the women's team[4] and during the 1987 World Table Tennis Championships she won a bronze in the women's doubles with Cho Jung-hui.[5]

Her next medals came in the singles at the 1989 and 1991[6] and also in 1991 she won a mixed doubles bronze with Kim Song-hui and a gold medal in the team event with Hong Cha-ok, Hyun Jung-hwa and Yu Sun-bok in a unified Korean team.[7] Her final medal was a silver in 1993 in the team event.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Kim Song-hui, also a former table tennis player who represented North Korea, and has a son. Her name is also frequently written in English as Li Bun-hui.

In popular culture[edit]

Film[edit]

The story of the Unified Korean team in the 1991 World Championships and its victory over the Chinese in the women's team event is told by the movie As One starring actress Bae Doo-na as Li Bun-hui.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korean women called flowers of nation". Korean Central News Agency. Pyongyang. 30 July 1998.
  2. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  3. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123.
  4. ^ "List of Winners". All About Table Tennis.
  5. ^ "Women's doubles results" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-12.
  6. ^ "Women's singles results" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-12.
  7. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  8. ^ "CJ ENTERTAINMENT Goes for the Gold with "AS ONE"". Hancinema. 24 May 2012.

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