Los Angeles Olympic women’s basketball silver medalist Kim Young-hee dies

Kim Young-hee, a silver medalist in women’s basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, passed away on January 31 at the age of 60.

Kim Young-hee, a graduate of Soongui Girls’ High School, is a center loved by women’s basketball fans with the nickname ‘Elephant Center’ for her 2m tall height. She participated in the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles as a national team member. 토토사이트

She played for Unemployment Basketball Korea Cosmetics, and after collapsing during training in 1987, she was diagnosed with acromegaly and left her court. She later suffered from complications such as brain tumor, hypoglycemia and thyroid disease, and intestinal obstruction, and passed away after staying in a nursing home until recently.

Prior to the start of the women’s professional basketball Cheongju KB and Bucheon Hana 1Q match held in Cheongju 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. Her mortuary was not set aside.

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