People’s Athlete Yang Kyong Il, two-time world wrestling champion, began to learn wrestling at the then Sosong District Juvenile Sports School.
After four years, he won the national games of juvenile sports schools. And he trained harder to become a wrestling ace who would bring honour to the country with gold medals at international events.
Under the warm care of the Workers’ Party of Korea, he was selected by a professional sports club and improved his technical skills to his heart’s content there to realize his dream and ambition.
He won the international event for the first time in Juche 93(2004) to become a wrestling ace. He also took the first place in the 55kg freestyle wrestling event of the sports games held in Juche 96(2007) and held championship at different national competitions thereafter.
He was awarded the title of People’s Athlete after winning the 55kg freestyle wrestling events of the WWF World Wrestling Championships in Juche 98(2009) and the Asian wrestling championships in Juche 100(2011).
He snatched another gold medal at the 57kg freestyle wrestling event of the WWF World Wrestling Championships in Juche 103(2014), fully demonstrating the dignity and spirit of Juche Korea to the whole world.
honoured to participate in the splendid banquet which took place in the
presence of the respected
Now, he works hard to contribute to the development of the country’s wrestling with a determination to return the favour shown by the Party to him.
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