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‘Unification Laurel’ Finale

Posted October. 11, 2002 23:04,   


“We will show a potential power of our nation.”

Han Bong-Sil will give up the multi-medals winner and will focus on only marathon. She won two gold medals by conquering the athlete 5000m and 10,000m of Asia Championship last month. If she participates in the events for the Busan Asian Games, she could win the gold medal. The marathon is the game which tests the limits of human ability. Han Bong-Sil is ready for winning the marathon.

Arrived in Busan on October 8, she started the Field Training Course from the next day. He already finished the course check.

Ham Bong-Sil is a star marathoner of North Korea with Jeong Seong-Ok who won the World Championship in 1999. Started in the athletic sport in 1988, he took the eighth place recording 2 hours 27 minutes and 7 seconds in the marathon of 2000 Sydney Olympics Game. Also, she won the gold medal recording 1 hour 15 minutes and 24 seconds in a half marathon of Beijing Universiad Games last year and established the highest record of the North Korea by recording 2 hours 26 minutes and 22 seconds in Pyeongyang International Marathon Game.

Ham Bol-Sil will compete with Ominami Hiromi of Japan and Gwon Eun-Ju of Korea for the gold medal. Exerts analyzed that her record is behind of them, but she is highly likely to beat them considering the speedy increase tendency.

Besides, Gim Chang-Ok who won the silver medal in 1998 Bang Kok Woman’s Marathon will compete with them for Busan Asian Game.