Sunday Mar 26, 2023

‘LA Olympic women’s basketball silver medalist’ Kim Young-hee dies at the age of 60

Younghee Kim, the tall center of Korean women’s basketball, 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. She helped the Korean women’s basketball team win a silver medal at the 1984 LA Olympics as a national team member. Thanks to her performance, she was awarded the White Horse and Maeng Tiger medals of the Sports Medal. 스포츠토토

However, after her retirement, she had a long struggle with acromegaly, brain tumor, hypoglycemia and thyroid disease, and intestinal obstruction.


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