The late Kim Young-hee, a silver medalist in women’s basketball who suffered from giant disease during her lifetime, bids farewell to the world forever at her funeral on the 4th.
The deceased passed away on January 31st of a chronic disease. She is 60 years old.
Kim Young-hee, who has been attracting attention since her high school days as a center with a height of 200 cm, has been active as a Korean cosmetic company. 토토사이트
She was also selected for the national team, and she won a silver medal at the 1984 LA Olympics and a silver medal at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games. For her performance on the international stage, she was awarded the Order of Athletics, including the White Horse and Tiger Badges.
But her shining days were short-lived. At the age of 24, ahead of the 1987 Seoul Olympics, she collapsed during training at the athlete’s village and underwent brain surgery.
Even after that, she had to fight for a long time with complications such as brain tumor, hypoglycemia and thyroid disease, and intestinal obstruction.
The unfortunate news of Kim Young-hee’s fight against illness was widely known in November 2021 when she appeared on the YouTube channel ‘Recent Olympics’. At the time, Kim Young-hee was living alone in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do.
Kim Young-hee said, “Her pension of 700,000 won, which comes out of her Olympic silver medal, is all her living expenses. When she spends money on rent and living expenses, she runs out of money. Her junior players, Seo Jang-hoon and coach Heo Jae, helped her several times,” she said, expressing her gratitude.
Kim Young-hee, who finished her career at a young age, also confessed that she often received uncomfortable stares from those around her because of her tall height.
He said, “When I go out of the house after surgery, men from behind say, ‘That’s a man or a woman. Is that a human too?” If people startled while walking, they would say, ‘I’m sorry. I sometimes say, ‘I’m that person,’” which made her regretful.
Kim Young-hee, who said that her health deteriorated at the time and she was hospitalized for several months, she continued to go back and forth to the hospital due to health problems, and passed away on her 60th birthday.
Meanwhile, on the 1st, the day after Kim Young-hee’s death was known, a silent memorial service was held in honor of her deceased before the start of the women’s professional basketball Cheongju KB and Bucheon Hana 1Q match held in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do.