Kim Cho-hi

Kim Cho-hi, nicknamed Chocho[2] (born 7 September 1996) is a South Korean curler from Uiseong. She competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics.[3]

Kim Cho-hi
Born (1996-09-07) 7 September 1996
Team
SkipKim Eun-jung
ThirdKim Kyeong-ae
SecondKim Seon-yeong
LeadKim Yeong-mi
AlternateKim Cho-hi
Career
Member Association South Korea
World Championship
appearances
1 (2018)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2018)
Kim Cho-hi
Hangul
김초희
Revised RomanizationGim Chohui
McCune–ReischauerKim Ch'ohŭi

Women's career

Team Kim won the 2017 South Korean championship, qualifying the team to represent South Korea on home ice at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The team began the 2017-18 curling season by winning the 2017 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships. As the host nation, the team received celebrity status in Korea as the "garlic girls", as their hometown of Uiseong is known for its garlic production. The team had an impressive run, making it all the way to the gold medal final, where they lost to Sweden's Anna Hasselborg rink.[4] The next month, the team then played in the 2018 Ford World Women's Curling Championship where they lost in the quarterfinals.[5]

The garlic girls did not play much in the 2018-19 season, amidst a coaching scandal, which involved the country's sport federation vice president verbally abusing the team.[6] She did play lead for the team in the final event of the season, the 2019 WCT Arctic Cup, because her skip Kim Eun-jung was preparing to give birth so the whole line-up shifted up a position. The team finished with an 1-3 record, missing the playoffs.

Eun-jung also did not play in the teams first few events of the 2019–20 season. This meant that Kim Kyeong-ae would play skip, Cho-hi would play third and Kim Seon-yeong and Kim Yeong-mi played their normal second and lead positions respectively. They qualified for the playoffs at the 2019 Cameron's Brewing Oakville Fall Classic, the 2019 Stu Sells Oakville Tankard and finished runner-up at the inaugural WCT Uiseong International Curling Cup. Kim Eun-jung rejoined the team at the 2019 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic where she would throw second stones. They had a quarterfinal finish. Team Kim also had a quarterfinal finish the following week at the 2019 Canad Inns Women's Classic where Kim Eun-jung returned to throwing skip stones.

References

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