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People’s Athlete Sol Kyong

Sol Kyong, who was born of an ordinary railway worker’s family in Pyongyang, started to learn judo in the then sports club of Pyongyang University of Mechanical Engineering in 2001.

She made her international debut in the Universiad held in 2009.

She participated in the women’s 70kg-category judo event at the competition but failed to reach the top three.  

However, she was not depressed at all but trained hard, thus finishing second in the women’s judo 70kg event at the 16th Asian Games held in 2010 and bagging a gold medal in the world cup women’s judo competition in 2012.

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2022.11.25.
Forward of junior women’s soccer team

The locals still remember Kil Son Hui, who was active as a forward of the DPRK junior women’s football team.

She began to play football in the football club of then Kilju Primary School, Kilju County. She soon cut a conspicuous figure as she was fast and good at dribbling, so she trained football skills at Kilju County juvenile sports school after a few years.

Later, she was picked out by the Rimyongsu Sports Club.

Quick in action with a broad view of play, she contributed to the team’s win by playing an important role as a forward with a special technique of person-to-person breakthrough.

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2022.11.25.
People’s Athlete Ri Song Chol

For more than 10 years as women’s judo chief coach of the national team, Ri Song Chol had trained Kye Sun Hui, An Kum Ae, Hong Ok Song, Pak Myong Hui, Rim Yun Hui and other judo stars who gained wonderful successes at international events.

Acting as judoist of the Pyongyang Municipal Sports Club from 1975, he acquitted himself well at some local tournaments.

Working as judo coach at the Pyongyang Sports Club after graduating from a university, he coached Ri Myong Hwa to win the 57kg category of the women's judo event at the 2nd Military World Games(at the time) held in 1999 and was awarded the title of Merited Athlete.

He led Hong Ok Song to win gold medals at the 22nd Universiad and 3rd Military World Games in succession after defeating her opponent at the final match in the women’s 57kg judo event of the 14th Asian Games.

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2022.11.25.
People’s Athlete Hwang Kon Dong


Hwang Kon Dong was active as a coach of the DPRK national team at the 38th, 39th and 41st world table-tennis championships and is a meritorious table-tennis coach who trained Pak Yong Sun, Labour Heroine, People’s Athlete and two-time world champion, and People’s Athlete Ri Kun Sang.

Hwang who had an unusual aptitude for sports in his childhood took part in different domestic competitions while being active as a table-tennis player at the then February 8 Sports Club in the 1960s to bag many medals including gold medal.

A table-tennis coach of the February 8 Sports Team, Hwang came to take charge of Pak Yong Sun’s training.

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2022.10.22.
Table-tennis ace realizes her dream


Among the sportspeople who exalted the honour of the country with gold medals, there is Kim Jong who won victory at the mixed doubles in the 52nd world table-tennis (individual event) championship.

Starting table tennis in her primary school days, she became a table-tennis player at the April 25 Sports Club in 1997.

She was placed first at the 22nd and 23rd Pyongyang international table-tennis invitational tournaments in 2008 and 2009. 

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2022.10.22.
Pak Chol Jun, top boxing coach of 2021


Pak Chol Jun is People’s Athlete and boxing coach of the Kumgangsan Sports Club. He had achieved good results in different international and domestic games during his playing career at Korea University of Physical Education and the April 25 Sports Club. He was nominated as one of the top coaches of the DPRK in 2021.

As he began to work as a coach at the Kumgangsan Sports Club, he made an in-depth study and analysis of the constitutional characteristics of players and the modern trend of sports development to invent and introduce Korean-style training methods.

He is recognized as a competent coach who turns the tables on opponents by applying apt tactics in line with game situations.

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2022.10.22.
Kim Phyong Hwa, footballer of April 25 Sports Club


In her childhood Kim Phyong Hwa, who received the MVP award at the 2020-2021 DPRK Women’s Premier League, had an unusual interest in football. The Merited Athlete practised the ABC of football at Sinchon County Juvenile Sports School with the dream and hope of becoming a football star.

She was selected to join a professional sports club to begin her career as footballer as she was fast and clear-headed. From then on she steadily improved her physical and technical abilities through hard training. In the course of this she distinguished herself in several national competitions, attracting the attention of famous sports clubs.

At present, as a member of the April 25 Sports Club, she is playing a leading role in matches for her team. Experts and football fans call her a “dagger” of the April 25.

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2022.10.22.
Weightlifting ace Choe Hyo Sim

Watching weightlifters fly the DPRK flag in the sky over the world on TV in her childhood, Choe Hyo Sim, weightlifter of the Kigwancha Sports Club who is Kim Il Sung Youth Honour Prize winner and Merited Athlete, dreamed of becoming an excellent athlete, world-class weightlifting ace, to exalt the honour of her country in the future without fail.

Being enrolled at the well-organized reserve athletes training system of the country, she practised basic techniques of weightlifting. In 2008 she began her career as weightlifter at the sports club. She trained hard to attain her unusually high goal. So coaches and other athletes called her a passionate girl and eager beaver.

While honing her physical and technical skills through intensive training, she acquired her special ability in jerk to take an honourable place among the ranks of weightlifting stars in the world.

Choe, who became familiar to the people for her calm and composed attitudes in matches, grabbed 32 medals, including 11 golds, at 14 international competitions like the 31st Olympic Games and the 2019 IWF World Weightlifting Championships, thus exalting the honour of the country.

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2022.9.23.
First champion of world Greco-Roman wrestling in DPRK

The Greco-Roman wrestling, which began at the First Olympic Games, has a long history and it is designed to use only the upper part of the body unlike freestyle wrestling match.

In the previous Greco-Roman events of the world wrestling championships, the European athletes who had better upper body abilities were dominant. But Yun Won Chol from the DPRK won the title at the men’s 55kg category in the Greco-Roman wrestling of the 2013 world wrestling championships, thus emerging as the first world Greco-Roman wrestling champion in the country.

At that time, many experts and spectators crowded around him and gave a thumbs-up sign, while a member of the International Wrestling Federation said in admiration after seeing the contest that the wrestling techniques of the DPRK made rapid progress.


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2022.8.26.
Hong Un Jong surprises gymnastic circles





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2022.6.29.