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 as well as the Olympics 2016 in the singles the bronzemedal. She is a defender, with long pips at the backhand.
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. In the doubles she took gold, too. At the World Championships 2017, she reached the Round of 16, where she lost to Liu Shiwen. 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]
|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||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]
- "WM 2016 in Kuala Lumpur". www.tischtennis-infos.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-29.
- "Birthday present for Kim Song I, the bronze medal - International Table Tennis Federation". International Table Tennis Federation. 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
- Official ITTF Channel (2016-07-03), 2016 Pyongyang Open Highlights: Ri Myong Sun vs Kim Song I (Final), retrieved 2018-04-29
- "Übersicht Song I Kim - Shiwen Liu 0:4 (WM Frauen 2017, Achtelfinale)". sport.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-29.
- "Kim Song I". www.tischtennis-infos.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-29.