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Ri Myong-sun

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Ri Myong-sun (korean 꺄 ㅡ캐ㅜㅎ/녀ㅜ; born 26 January 1992 in Pyongyang[1]) is a table tennis player from North Korea. She used as racket the Joo Se-hyuk racket and on the forehand the Tenergy 05, on the backhand she used long pips as the Butterfly Feint Soft.[2]

Ri at the World Championships 2013 in Paris

Career[change | change source]

First in the adult area she played in 2011, where Ri took part in the Asian Championships and reached the round of 16. One year later Ri took part in the Olympics for the first time, where she reached the Quarterfinals with the team. In the singles she played first in the second round, because to this time she was number 20 in the world- she lost in her first match. 2013 she reached at her first World Championships the Quarterfinals,[3] her best result to today (2017). 2014 she played the World Championships with the team too, but the North Korean team doesn't won a medal. At the Asian Games she won bronze with the team, while in the singles she reached the round of 16. At the Asian Cup, where Ri played, she missed the 3rd place, so she became fourth place.

2015 she played various events at the World Tour. At the World Team Cup she reached silver with the team, at the World Championships she lost early in the singles and doubles. At the Asian Championships she doesn't won a medal, too, but became doubles champion at the Pyongyang Open- in the singles she won bronze. 2016 she took part in the Olympics for the second time, but Ri won in both categorys, where she played (Singles and Team) no medal. With the team, she lost as 2012 in the Quarterfinals. However she for the first time in her career the silvermedal in the Pyongyang Open.

After that, she doesn't played very often in events.

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

Association Competition Year City Country Singles Doubles Mixed Team U-21
PRK Asian Championships 2015 Pattaya THA last 16 Quarterfinals
PRK Asian Championships 2011 Macau MAC last 16
PRK Asian Cup 2014 Wuhan CHN 4th place
PRK Asian Games 2014 Incheon KOR last 16 Semifinals
PRK Ostasiangames 2013 Tianjin CHN Semifinals
PRK Olympic Games 2016 Rio de Janeiro BRA last 16 Quarterfinals
PRK Olympic Games 2012 London ENG last 48 Quarterfinals
PRK ITTF World Tour 2016 Pyongyang PRK Silver Gold
PRK ITTF World Tour 2015 Chengdu CHN last 32 Semifinals
PRK ITTF World Tour 2015 Pyongyang PRK Semifinals Gold
PRK ITTF World Tour 2012 Shanghai CHN last 64 Gold
PRK World Championships 2016 Kuala Lumpur MAC Semifinals
PRK World Championships 2015 Suzhou CHN last 32 last 32
PRK World Championships 2014 Tokio JPN Quarterfinals
PRK World Championships 2013 Paris FRA Quarterfinals
PRK World Team Cup 2015 Dubai ARA Semifinals

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ri Myong-sun - Google Search". www.google.de. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  2. "Ri Myong Sun's Equipment | Racket & Rubbers". tabletennis-reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ri Myong Sun". www.tischtennis-infos.de (in German). Archived from the original on 2019-04-21. Retrieved 2018-04-29.