Los Angeles Olympic women’s basketball silver medalist Kim Young-hee dies at the age of 60
Kim Young-hee, who made a name for herself as a famous women’s basketball center of the past, passed away on January 31st at the age of 60.
Kim Young-hee led Korean women’s basketball as her center with her 2m height at the fore. She started at the Asian Games in New Delhi in 1982 and then at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles where she competed as a national team.
She especially helped Korean women’s basketball win a silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. Thanks to her performance, she was awarded the White Horse and Maeng Tiger medals of the Sports Medal. 메이저놀이터
Kim Young-hee, who was active in unemployment basketball Korea Cosmetics, competed for the top center spot with Park Chan-sook of Pacific Chemical, a rival in the cosmetics industry at the time.
However, after her retirement, her life has not been smooth. She has been fighting her long illness with acromegaly, brain tumor, hypoglycemia and thyroid disease, and intestinal obstruction. As a player, she had to suffer from the hardships of her life as she spent the money she saved on her hospital bills.
Meanwhile, before the start of the women’s professional basketball Cheongju KB and Bucheon Hana 1Q match held in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do on the 1st, a silent memorial service was held in honor of her deceased.
Her funeral is scheduled for 8:30 am on the 4th at Daniel Funeral Home in Bucheon.