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HONG Un Jong (PRK)

Identity

Title
Ms
Gender
female
Lastname
HONG
Firstname
Un Jong
Country
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
City
HAMHUNG
Country of birth
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Place of birth
Hamhung
Year of birth
1989
Height
156 cm / 5' 1''
Weight
47 kg / 104 lb
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics

Hobbies

Playing guitar. (Chosun Sinbo's Youtube channel, 01 Feb 2015)

Occupation

Athlete

Spoken languages

Korean

Club

Pyongyang City Sports Club [DPR Korea]

Coach

Kim Chun Pil [club, national], PRK (yonhapnews.co.kr, 12 Dec 2014; tongilnews.com, 26 Dec 2015)

Sporting relatives

Her sister Hong Su-Jong was an artistic gymnast, and won gold on uneven bars at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. She was later at the centre of an investigation by the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG] into age falsification that led to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gymnastics team being banned from international competition between 2010 and 2012. She retired from the sport due to injuries. (gymnasticscoaching.com, 28 Sep 2013; telegraph.co.uk, 06 Nov 2010; Chosun Sinbo's Youtube channel, 01 Feb 2015)

International senior debut

2006 for DPR Korea, Asian Championships in Surat, India (dailynk.com, 03 Dec 2006)

Injuries

She withdrew from the uneven bars at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea, due to a shoulder injury. (hani.co.kr, 25 Sep 2014)

Start sporting career

She began gymnastics at age seven. (fig-gymnastics.com, 11 Jun 2010)

Reason for taking up the sport

Her parents encouraged her to take up the sport. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 20 Aug 2008 )

Awards

She was named People's Athlete in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at age 19. (Chosun Sinbo's Youtube channel, 01 Feb 2015)

She was named in the Top 10 Athlete in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 2008 and 2014. (tongilnews.com, 31 Dec 2008;sports.163.com,03 Feb 2015)

Additional information

General
NATIONAL FIRST
At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing she became the first female athlete from Democratic People's Republic of Korea to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. (nksc.co.kr, 19 Aug 2008)

Last update : 2016-04-07

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
85
Score Qualif.
28.299 
Vault
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.683
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
71
Score Qualif.
12.533
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.650
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
52.990 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.633
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.533
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
84
Score Qualif.
12.825
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
155
Score Qualif.
11.566
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
88
Score Qualif.
13.033
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
207.987
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
73
Score Qualif.
50.865 
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.599
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.354
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
183
Score Qualif.
10.200
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
172
Score Qualif.
11.566
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
13.266
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
205.853
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
93
Score Qualif.
27.649 
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.483
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.249
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
69
Score Qualif.
12.016
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
79
Score Qualif.
40.600 
Vault
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.262
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.787
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
66
Score Qualif.
12.350
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
12.750
All-Around
Rank Final
23
Score Final
55.200 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.200
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
15.650
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

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