Monday Sep 25, 2023

‘Giant’s disease’ basketball star Kim Young-hee, dies while fighting… at the age of 60

Kim Young-hee, a silver medalist in women’s basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, passed away on the 31st of last month due to deteriorating health while fighting an illness. She is 60 years old.

Kim Young-hee, who graduated from Soongui Girls’ High School in Seoul, is a tall 200 cm center as a female athlete. She participated in the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics as a national team member, and won the Olympic silver medal and the White Horse of the Sports Medal. He played an active part, receiving such awards as Jang and Maengho.

Kim Young-hee, who played an active part in Korean cosmetics for unemployment basketball, suffered from acromegaly, which is called the ‘giant disease’, and her health deteriorated.

The news of the deceased’s illness was announced in November 2021 through a video on the YouTube channel ‘Recent Olympics’. At the time, he explained, “I spend a lot of time alone. I was hospitalized for two months because I was sick a while ago, and I went through a lot of hardships. Giant’s disease is a disease in which organs grow, so there was a lot of blood in the place where I had an operation before.” After playing until the Asian Games in 1986, the giant bottle announced that it was judged around November of the following year. 토토사이트

Saying that he is living on an Olympic pension of 700,000 won, he was grateful that his junior basketball players Heo Jae and Seo Jang-hoon sent money to support him as he had a lot of hospital bills due to this hospitalization.

During his active career, Kim Yeong-hee’s Korea Cosmetics and Park Chan-sook’s Pacific Chemical matchup was a ‘cosmetics industry rivalry’, drawing as much attention from fans as the match between Samsung Electronics and Hyundai in men’s basketball.

The funeral is scheduled for 8:30 am on the 4th at Daniel Funeral Hall in Bucheon. The mortuary was not provided separately.


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