Kim Song-i

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Kim Song-i (born 10 August 1994 in Pyongyang) is a table tennis player from North Korea. She won with the team at the World Championships 2016[1] as well as the Olympics 2016 in the singles the bronzemedal[2]. She is a defender, with long pips at the backhand.

Kim at the Olympics 2016 in the Quarterfinals against Yu Mengyu

Career[change | change source]

At the age of 16 she was see on the international events, at the Youth Olympics she reached the Quarterfinals and with the team the 4th place and climbs in the world ranking to place 121. At the China Open 2013 Kim took part in the U21-class, there she came to the semifinals. This was er first medal on the World Tour. At the Asian Games 2014 Kim took bronze with the Korean Team. 2015 she took part in the Asian Championships, the China- and the Pyongyang Open, where she beat amongst other things the top player Mima Ito. 2016 Kim became the third place with the team at the Team-Worldchampionships 2016 in Malaysia and was nominated for the Olympics, there she as recently as lost in the semifinals against Ding Ning. In this month she came on place 26 in the world rankings. At the Pyongyang Open in the same year, she came to the final, where she beat the defensiv- player Ri Myong-sun, too[3]. In the doubles she took gold, too. At the World Championships 2017, she reached the Round of 16, where she lost to Liu Shiwen[4]. 2018 she took bronze with the team at the World Team Cup. In the semifinals they lost to China.

Results from the ITTF-databank[change | change source]

Association Competititon Year City Country Singles Doubles Mixed Team U-21
PRK Asian Games 2014 Suwon KOR last 16 Semifinals
PRK Asian Championships 2017 Wuxi CHN last 16 last 16 5th place
PRK Asian Championships 2015 Pattaya THA last 64 Quarterfinals 5th place
PRK Olympic Games 2016 Rio de Janeiro BRA 3rd place Quarterfinals
PRK Olympic Youth Games 2010 Singapore SIN Quarterfinals 4th place
PRK Universaide 2017 Taipeh TPE Semifinals
PRK ITTF Challenge Series 2017 Pyongyang PRK Gold Gold
PRK ITTF Challenge Series 2016 Pyongyang PRK Gold Gold
PRK ITTF World Tour 2015 Chengdu CHN last 16 Semifinals
PRK ITTF World Tour 2015 Pyongyang PRK Quarterfinals Gold Gold
PRK World Championships 2017 Düsseldorf GER last 16
PRK ITTF World Tour 2013 Suzhou CHN last 64 last 16 Semifinals
PRK World Championships 2016 Kuala Lumpur MAS Semifinals
PRK World Team Cup 2018 London ENG Semifinals

References[change | change source]

  1. "WM 2016 in Kuala Lumpur". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  2. "Birthday present for Kim Song I, the bronze medal - International Table Tennis Federation". International Table Tennis Federation. 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  3. Official ITTF Channel (2016-07-03), 2016 Pyongyang Open Highlights: Ri Myong Sun vs Kim Song I (Final), retrieved 2018-04-29
  4. "Übersicht Song I Kim - Shiwen Liu 0:4 (WM Frauen 2017, Achtelfinale)". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  5. "Kim Song I". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-29.