Top ten players, coaches of DPRK in 2022 announcedFebruary 4, 2023
A meeting took place to announce top ten players and top ten coaches of the DPRK in 2022 at the Weightlifting Gymnasium on Chongchun Street in Pyongyang on February 2.
It was attended by Premier Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, Kim Il Guk, minister of Physical Culture and Sports, Kim Myong Gun, chairman of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee, relevant officials and sports persons.
At the meeting the DPRK’s top ten players and top ten coaches of last year were made public.
Top ten players are Ri Song Gum, weightlifter of the April 25 Sports Club, Kim Jin A, judoist of the Pyongyang Sports Club, Pang Chol Mi, boxer of the Kumgangsan Sports Club, Jong In Sun, wrestler of the Amnokgang Sports Club, Kwon Kwang Il, shooter of the Amnokgang Defence Sports Club, Ro Kwang Ryol, weightlifter of the Chongchongang Sports Club, Song Kuk Hyang and Kim Il Gyong, weightlifters of the April 25, Kim Ryu Gyong, Taekwon-Do player of the national Taekwon-Do training centre of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee, and Wi Jong Sim, footballer of the April 25.
Top ten coaches are Kye Song Il, weightlifting coach of the April 25, Kim Ryon Mi, judo coach of the Pyongyang, Pak Chol Jun, boxing coach of the Kumgangsan, Choe Tong Il, wrestling coach of the Amnokgang Sports Club, Kim Chun Sam, shooting coach of the Amnokgang Defence Sports Club, Ri Chol Nam and So Un Hak, weightlifting coaches of the April 25, Han Jong Ae, Taekwon-Do coach of the national Taekwon-Do training centre of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee, Ri Yu Il, football coach of the Naegohyang Women's Football Team, and Choe Hyong Chol, track and field coach of the Amnokgang Sports Club.
The Premier awarded the players and coaches the certificates of top ten players and coaches of the DPRK and sports suits imprinted with the words “DPRK’s Top Ten Players of 2022” and “DPRK’s Top Ten Coaches of 2022”.
After the meeting, the mobile artistic motivational team of the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports gave a performance in congratulation of them.
KCNA-THE PYONGYANG TIMES