May 15, 2021
KCNA Pyongyang Times

Remarkable sisters seek lasting fame in sports

Date: 17/04/2021 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

NK News is hiring

The history of world sports records many famous brothers and sisters who found fame in the same sport, such as the Klitschko brothers of Ukraine in professional boxing and the Charlton brothers of the UK in football.

DPRK weightlifters Rim Jong Sim and Rim Un Sim can creditably claim to be on a par with them.

In 2019, they both achieved brilliant successes in the IWF World Cup.

The Rim sisters bagged three golds respectively by winning first places in snatch, jerk and total of the 76kg and 71kg categories of the event.

“The year 2019 was one of the happiest for us sisters,” recalled Merited Athlete Rim Un Sim, the younger sister. “I can never forget the time when I stood on the winner’s rostrum with my sister who is a double Olympic gold medallist. It was the moment when my long-held dream of becoming a world weightlifting star like my sister came true.”

The elder sister Rim Jong Sim who holds the Asian and world titles has a glittering playing career.

She is one of the nation’s few players who was awarded the title of DPRK Labour Hero after winning an Olympic gold in her teens. At that time, the whole nation lauded her success and inspired her to attain greater achievements. Later she lived up to their expectations and became two-time Olympic gold medallist and Asian and world champion and renewed world records several times.

With an ambition to become a weightlifting ace like her sister, Rim Un Sim trained hard and produced good results at international games.

She won the first places at the 2014 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships, the 2016 World Junior Weightlifting Championships, the 2017 Asian Weightlifting Championships and the 18th Asian Games.

The sisters have so far collected over 70 medals and cups.

“Of course, Rim Jong Sim and Rim Un Sim have good physical preparedness as weightlifters, but they would not have been able to produce such brilliant results without the instruction by a good coach,” said Kim Kwang Dok, secretary general of the DPRK weightlifting association.

Kim Chun Hui, women’s weightlifting coach of the Kigwancha Sports Club, has been training the sisters for over a decade.

Under the guidance of Kim, who has the ability to scout promising players and make players fully display their physical and technical abilities and potentials in training and competitions, they grew up to become national champions in a short time and, finally, world weightlifting stars.

Despite their considerable fame, the sisters never laze about during the training season.

“Weightlifting is pleasure and happiness for us,” said the younger Rim.

More From Pyongyang Times

Egypt, Jordan decry Israel’s illegal measure

Egypt, Jordan decry Israel’s illegal measure

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on May 10, saying Israel should be held accountable for the worsening situation i

Pyongyang Times May 15, 2021

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on May 10, saying Israel should be held accountable for the worsening situation i

Four typical Korean dances

Four typical Korean dances

"The Snow Is Falling", "Azaleas of the Homeland", "Rich Apple Harvest" and "Winnow Dance" are known as four masterpieces of the

Pyongyang Times May 15, 2021

"The Snow Is Falling", "Azaleas of the Homeland", "Rich Apple Harvest" and "Winnow Dance" are known as four masterpieces of the

Sovereign debt soars in Japan

Sovereign debt soars in Japan

Japan's sovereign debt stood at 1 216.46 trillion yen in the 2020 financial year which ended in late March. It is a 101.92

Pyongyang Times May 15, 2021

Japan's sovereign debt stood at 1 216.46 trillion yen in the 2020 financial year which ended in late March. It is a 101.92

Housing price jumps in UK

Housing price jumps in UK

According to the UK’s Halifax credit bank on May 10, the average house price went up by 8.2 percent, a record high, in the

Pyongyang Times May 15, 2021

According to the UK’s Halifax credit bank on May 10, the average house price went up by 8.2 percent, a record high, in the

An authority on computational algebraic geometry

An authority on computational algebraic geometry

Among top scientists and technicians of the DPRK in 2020 was Kim Kwang Ho, section chief of the Mathematics Institute of the State

Pyongyang Times May 14, 2021

Among top scientists and technicians of the DPRK in 2020 was Kim Kwang Ho, section chief of the Mathematics Institute of the State

Eatery provides everything traditional

Eatery provides everything traditional

The Chilgol Folk Restaurant on Kwangbok Street in Pyongyang specializes in Korean traditional food. Especially, sinsollo, dried

Pyongyang Times May 14, 2021

The Chilgol Folk Restaurant on Kwangbok Street in Pyongyang specializes in Korean traditional food. Especially, sinsollo, dried

Temperature rise about to bring catastrophe

Temperature rise about to bring catastrophe

Almost all parts of the world are being hit by a variety of natural disasters in succession, including flood, drought, heavy

Pyongyang Times May 14, 2021

Almost all parts of the world are being hit by a variety of natural disasters in succession, including flood, drought, heavy

Nigerian President appeals for strictly observing safety rules

Nigerian President appeals for strictly observing safety rules

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, referring to the sinking of a ship on May 10, called on the maritime transport sector to

Pyongyang Times May 14, 2021

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, referring to the sinking of a ship on May 10, called on the maritime transport sector to

COVID-19 crisis lingers on

COVID-19 crisis lingers on

The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths from it is on the rise explosively. Its seriousness can be clearly seen through the fact

Pyongyang Times May 14, 2021

The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths from it is on the rise explosively. Its seriousness can be clearly seen through the fact

Rice-transplantation in full swing

Rice-transplantation in full swing

The Chongsan Cooperative Farm in Kangso District, Nampho, is making headway in rice-transplantation. Having thoroughly prepared

Pyongyang Times May 14, 2021

The Chongsan Cooperative Farm in Kangso District, Nampho, is making headway in rice-transplantation. Having thoroughly prepared

Ideal habitats for water birds in Kumya

Ideal habitats for water birds in Kumya

The DPRK, surrounded by sea on three sides and with lots of large and small rivers, has many wetlands favourable for inhabitation

Pyongyang Times May 14, 2021

The DPRK, surrounded by sea on three sides and with lots of large and small rivers, has many wetlands favourable for inhabitation

V-day celebrated in Russia

V-day celebrated in Russia

On May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated war veterans, who defended their native places, children and country by

Pyongyang Times May 13, 2021

On May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated war veterans, who defended their native places, children and country by

New type of water turbine blade developed

New type of water turbine blade developed

The DPRK scientists have developed a new type of hydraulic turbine blade. They established a theory on designing a new-type water

Pyongyang Times May 13, 2021

The DPRK scientists have developed a new type of hydraulic turbine blade. They established a theory on designing a new-type water

Greeks walk out against harsh labour

Greeks walk out against harsh labour

According to foreign media outlets, demonstrations were simultaneously staged in major cities in Greece on May 6 in protest

Pyongyang Times May 13, 2021

According to foreign media outlets, demonstrations were simultaneously staged in major cities in Greece on May 6 in protest

Show provides budding artists with window of opportunity

Show provides budding artists with window of opportunity

A national art exhibition of budding artists opened at the Okryu Exhibition Hall in Pyongyang on May 11 to mark the seventh

Pyongyang Times May 13, 2021

A national art exhibition of budding artists opened at the Okryu Exhibition Hall in Pyongyang on May 11 to mark the seventh

Premier inspects Samjiyon City

Premier inspects Samjiyon City

Premier Kim Tok Hun, who is member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of

Pyongyang Times May 13, 2021

Premier Kim Tok Hun, who is member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of

Young people continue to volunteer for labour-consuming jobs

Young people continue to volunteer for labour-consuming jobs

Many young people in different parts of the DPRK have volunteered to work in difficult and labour-consuming fields, true to the

Pyongyang Times May 13, 2021

Many young people in different parts of the DPRK have volunteered to work in difficult and labour-consuming fields, true to the

Agronomist finds a niche in introducing advanced farming method

Agronomist finds a niche in introducing advanced farming method

The system of rice intensification (SRI) is now widely introduced into all farms across the country. This advanced farming method,

Pyongyang Times May 13, 2021

The system of rice intensification (SRI) is now widely introduced into all farms across the country. This advanced farming method,

More Articles