Rim Un Sim is weightlifter of the Kigwancha Sports Team. Usually, people call her girl of great strength.
From when she was nine years old, Rim learned the ABC of weightlifting at the then Juvenile Sports School of the Weightlifting Gymnasium in Chongchun Street of the capital city Pyongyang and has been active as player of the Kigwancha Sports Team since Juche 98(2009).
She intensified training almost every day with the ambition to be a world’s weightlifting superstar. Her passionate way of training brought about a distinct development in her technique and success in national games.
In Juche 103(2014) she took the first place in the women’s 58-kilogram snatch of the Championship of the Republic. Afterwards, too, she proved successful in a number of national games and distinguished herself in the women’s weightlifting circles of Korea.
She came second in the snatch, clean and jerk and total of 53-kilogram category of the women’s weightlifting at the 2013 World Juvenile Weightlifting Championship, bagging three silver medals. It was a success she achieved in her first international game, but she could not rest content with it. Feeling gratitude to the state which found out her talent in bud and developed it, she wanted to repay the benefits with gold medals. So she made redoubled efforts.
She took the first place in snatch, clean and jerk and total of 58-kilogram category of youth women’s weightlifting at the 2014 Asian Youth and Juvenile Weightlifting Championship, winning three gold medals.
She also snatched 105 kilograms and jerked 135 kilograms and thus lifted a total of 240 kilograms in the 63-kilogram category of women’s weightlifting at the 2016 World Youth Weightlifting Championship, bagging three gold medals.
Her ability was clearly displayed again in the international games held last year. She finished first in snatch, clean and jerk and total of the 63-kilogram category of women’s weightlifting at the 2017 Asian Weightlifting Championship, winning three gold medals. She also took the first place in the women’s 63-kilogram weightlifting of the 29th Summer Universiad. As a result, she was selected as one of the 10 best players of the DPRK in 2017.
Rim Un Sim was awarded the Kim Il Sung Youth Honour Prize and the title of Merited Athlete. She is training hard to more fully display the honour of the motherland with gold medals.