Kim Young-hee, a silver medalist in women’s basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles (LA) Olympics, passed away on the 31st of last month after struggling with an illness.
The deceased was 2m 5cm tall and made a name for herself as the tallest center in women’s basketball during her active career. After attending Dongju Girls’ Middle School and Soongui Girls’ High School, he played as a player in the Korean cosmetics team. He also played an active role as a top star, sweeping the popularity award and the best player award at the 1983 basketball party, ranking first in scoring and rebounding in the women’s division.
The deceased played a big role even with the Taegeuk mark. He won a silver medal at the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games, a silver medal at the 1984 LA Olympics, and a silver medal at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games. Recognized for his contributions on the international stage, he was awarded the White Horse Medal and the Maeng Tiger Medal in 1980 and 1984, respectively.
Acromegaly became a problem. After being diagnosed with acromegaly in November 1987, the deceased unfortunately quit sports shortly after, and complications occurred. He suffered for a long time from various diseases, including brain tumor, hypoglycemia, thyroid disease, and intestinal obstruction.
Last year, the deceased appeared on TV Chosun’s ‘Star Documentary-My Way’ and the YouTube channel ‘Recent Olympics’ to tell about the sad situation. 안전놀이터 He confessed that he suffered from depression because of the prejudice surrounding his tall height.
Nevertheless, the deceased did not lose his warm heart by participating in volunteer services for children with disabilities. However, his condition worsened and he died at the age of 60.
When the news of the obituary spread, the women’s basketball world began to pay tribute. At the Kookmin Bank-Hana 1Q women’s professional basketball game held in Cheongju on the 1st, a 15-second silence was observed to commemorate the deceased before the game started.
The funeral of the deceased will be held at Bucheon Daniel Funeral Hall at 8:30 am on the 4th. It is known that the mortuary will not be set up separately.