Archer to receive sports award
Archer Choi Mi-sun will receive a national award for her sporting excellence, the sports ministry said Friday.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Choi, who helped the South Korean women’s archer team win a gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, was named one of the nine recipients of the 54th Korea Sports Awards. The 21-year-old won the presidential honor in the sports competition category, it said.
The annual sports awards honor those who have contributed to sports development and promotion. The recipients are usually announced on the National Day of Sports, which falls on Oct. 15.
With her Olympic gold medal, Choi also helped South Korea top women’s recurve archery team event at the Summer Universiade in Taiwan this year. South Korean national taekwondo team head coach Kim Jong-ki won the presidential honor in the coaching category. He guided both the men’s and women’s team to top the World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, North Jeolla Province, in June.