Athlete Ri Kwi Jung trained many boxing players of the national team, including
People’s Athletes Ri Jong Hyang, Yun Kum Ju and Kim Kwang Ok and Merited
Athletes Choe Un Sun and Kim Kum Son, and coached the women boxers to successes
in different international events to bring honour to Juche Korea.
Jung began to learn boxing at the then sports club in Hoesang district and
enrolled at Korea University of Physical Education to cultivate his talent.
he worked as a coach at the then South Hamgyong provincial sports club and the
sports club of the Hamhung Railway Bureau and became a women’s boxing coach
from the mid-1990s.
time, he selected such talented players as Ri Jong Hyang, Yun Kum Ju and Kim
Kwang Ok who made a name for themselves in the Asian and world women’s boxing later.
a great contribution to Ri Jong Hyang’s earning the first gold medal in the
48kg category of the First Asian Women’s Boxing Championships and Yun Kum Ju’s
and Kim Kwang Ok’s winning the titles in the 57kg and 52kg divisions respectively
at the Second Asian Women’s Boxing Championships.
efforts to lead Ri Jong Hyang and Yun Kum Ju to become a three-time Asian
champion and a two-time world champion respectively so that they could return
the love and trust of the country with notable success at international events.
his coaching Kim Kum Son could win the First Asian Women’s Boxing Championships
and finish runner-up at the Second World Women’s Boxing Championships, to
be awarded the title of Merited Athlete.
years, Ri Kwi Jung was awarded a wrist watch bearing the name of President Kim
Il Sung and the titles of Merited Athlete and People’s Athlete. He was also
honoured to participate in the celebrations to mark the 60th
anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea and have a photo
taken with Chairman
a meritorious coach who devoted his whole life to developing boxing techniques.
he passed away, he lives in history of the country and the minds of its people
and the players he trained for his achievements associated with the development
of the boxing techniques of the country and his devotion to training the players.
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