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Kuk Hyang KIM
Sport Diving
NOC DPR Korea   
GenderWomen
Born04 Apr 1999 in Pyongyang, PRK
Height1.49 m
Weight 39 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12.
Why this sport?
She initially got involved in gymnastics through her mother's influence. However, she switched to diving due to issues with her joints.
International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
DPR Korea
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Kazan, RUS
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Chinese diver Chen Ruolin. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 31 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2017 she was named a Top 10 Best Athlete of the Year in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (kcna.co.jp, 31 Dec 2017; nocutnews.co.kr, 26 Dec 2015)

In 2015 she was presented with the title of the Athlete of the People in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (people21.co.kr, 07 Aug 2015)
Milestones
In 2015 she became the first athlete from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to win a gold medal at the world aquatics championships when she claimed gold in the women's 10m platform in Kazan, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Apr 2019; yonhapnews.co.kr, 31 Jul 2015)
Famous relatives
Her mother Kim Myung-Hwa was a gymnast. (stnsports.co.kr, 12 Aug 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 263.20
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 360.00
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 336.48
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 397.05 
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 305.52 
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2018 Jakarta, INA 10m Platform 367.45
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 10m Platform Synchro 337.86
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018   10m Platform  
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 369.55
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 293.34
5 2018 Fuji, JPN 10m Platform 358.55
2 2018 Fuji, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 311.58
5 2018 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 346.80
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 320.58
7 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 323.95
2 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 321.90
8 2017   10m Platform  
7 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 317.80
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 313.92
3 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform 372.15
2 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 339.72