1984 Los Angeles Olympic silver medalist Kim Yeong-hee, who fought against the giant disease, dies… at the age of 60

‘Basketball Star’ Kim Young-hee (60) passed away.

1984 Los Angeles (LA) Olympic women’s basketball silver medalist Kim Young-hee passed away on the 31st of last month at the age of 60. 

Ms. Kim raised the profile of Korean women’s basketball by winning a silver medal at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and a silver medal at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games. In recognition of her corresponding merits from the government, she was awarded with the Order of Physical Education White Horse and Wild Tiger in 1980 and 1984, respectively. 

After she was diagnosed with acromegaly in 1984, she struggled with the disease for a long time. Acromegaly, also called the ‘giant disease’, is a disease in which growth hormone is secreted excessively due to a tumor in her pituitary gland.  토토사이트

Kim, who had been fighting for a long time due to the disease, expressed her gratitude through media interviews with the help of basketball figures such as coach Heo Jae and broadcaster Seo Jang-hoon.

On the 1st, before the start of the women’s professional basketball Cheongju KB and Bucheon Hana 1Q match held in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, a silent memorial service was held in honor of her deceased.

The funeral of her deceased will be held at Bucheon Daniel Funeral Hall on the morning of the 4th, and her mortuary was not set up separately. 

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