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Olympic Archer Kim Jin-Ho of the Republic of Korea wins 2020 IOC Women and Sport Award for Asia

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Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea

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In 1979 Kim Jin-Ho became a South Korean national hero by winning gold in the women’s individual and team events at the World Championships, whilst still at high school. It was the country’s first-ever global archery title. 

“I started archery from a young age,” says Ms Kim. “I was proud to bring archery into people’s lives with my victory. I’m proud that I brought joy to people and surprised them so much with archery.”

Adulated by her nation she went on to win two more gold medals at the 1983 World Championships, plus a bronze medal in the women’s individual event at the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984. 

After retiring as an athlete Ms Kim became the first-ever female professor at the Korea National Sport University and coached the Korean women’s team to gold medals at the 2002 and 2014 Asian Games.

She believes passionately in the transformative power of sport:

“I’ve been practising archery since childhood. Archery had a huge influence on my personality growth, and I want to be a positive example to children and everyone. And as a woman, I want to lead, and teach.”

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