After winning a triple gold medal in archery at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, Korea Gymnastics Team (KCT)’s Lim Im-hyun was named the most outstanding female sportsperson of 2023.
Im was named the grand prize winner at the 12th MBN Women’s Sports Awards on Friday at the Grand Ballroom of the Ambassador Pullman Seoul Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul, where she received a plaque and a cash prize of 10 million won.
The MBN Women’s Sports Award was first established in 2012 to revitalize sports and encourage female sportspeople, and is now in its 12th year.
The awards ceremony was attended by Lee Sang-heon, Chairman of the National Assembly Committee on Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Jang Jang-ran, Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Lim won three gold medals in recurve archery at this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games, sweeping the mixed team, women’s team, and women’s individual events. It’s the first time in 37 years that South Korea has won three archery titles at an Asian Games.
The top prize went to table tennis’ “Piyak” Shin Yoo-bin (Korean Air).
Shin teamed up with Jeon Jeon-hee (Mirae Asset) to win gold in the women’s doubles at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
It had been 21 years since a South Korean athlete had won a gold medal at the Asian Games. Shin took home four medals: one gold and three bronze.
Badminton doubles Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Hana (MG Saemaul Bank), who won one gold and one silver medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, and Choi In-jung (Gyeryong City Hall), who won two gold medals in fencing, shared the honorary mention.
Park Hye-jung (Goyang City Hall), the “post-rose” of weightlifting, won the Popular Award, rhythmic gymnastics prospect Son Ji-jin (Sejong High School), who has emerged as “Little Son Yeon-jae,” won the Young Player Award, and the women’s national ice hockey team (captain Han Soo-jin) won the Fair Play Award.
Special awards went to Cha Ye-eun (Kyung Hee University) for taekwondo poomsae and Hwang Yoo-min (Lotte), who was a contender for this year’s Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Rookie of the Year, while the Challenge Award went to Seo Soo-yeon (Gwangju Metropolitan Government), a three-time table tennis champion at the Hangzhou Para Asian Games. 메이저사이트