Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) — Among many talented female footballers in the DPRK is Ra Un Sim of the Amnokgang Sports Team who is active as the captain of the national women’s football team.
She made a big contribution to her team’s access to the first place in the women’s football event at the 17th Asian Games.
She has distinguished herself from others for her teamwork ability, fast running speed and superb scoring ability.
Kim Kwang Min, chief coach of the team, told KCNA that she is playing a key role in the team.
Born in Chongjin City, North Hamgyong Province, she began football at her age of 10.
She participated in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the 24th Universiad, the 2013 East Asian Cup, the 6th East Asian Games and other games at which the DPRK team proved successful.
She was awarded the best player and top scorer prizes at the 2007 Asian U-19 Women’s Football Championship by scoring four goals.
In 2007, the Asian Football Confederation conferred Ra Un Sim the best junior female footballer prize.
She won the titles of the Kim Il Sung Youth Honor Prize and Merited Athlete in Juche 95 (2006) and the title of the DPRK Labor Hero in October this year.