Voted as “Volleyball Miss” for more than a decade, with Ngoc Hoa making the leading “assistant” couple in Southeast Asia, how is athlete Pham Thi Kim Hue today?
Natural talent and fate come to volleyball
Born in 1982 in An Duong street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi, Pham Thi Kim Hue owns an ideal height of up to 1m80, inheriting the dominant gene from her parents. Her mother is a worker and her father is a soldier, but the female athlete’s childhood was not very well off.
She worked as a paper clerk, folded napkins, and helped her family, however, Kim Hue’s academic achievement was still quite good.
In the 8th grade, Kim Hue was selected to participate in the school’s running race, then continued to be selected to Hanoi’s youth athletics class. Embracing the dream of becoming a track and field athlete, she tried her best to practice at Trinh Hoai Duc Stadium after that. In 1995, she started “charming” with her batting career when she switched to volleyball practice at the Information Command team.
Kim Hue once confided to Youth About my passion: “At first, I didn’t know what volleyball was, but when I joined the team, I quickly fell in love with volleyball. Because of my passion, after and before the team’s training time, I woke up early, came back late, and went to the training field alone to strengthen my skills. The things I’m still weak in, such as: serving the ball, pulling the elastic band to practice wrists…
When I joined the club, I played the second position, but after a year I grew 10cm and was changed to play the main position, then switched to the assistant. Being an athlete is hard, being a female athlete is even harder, but because I love my job, I am determined to overcome all the hardships and raging injuries …”.
At the age of 16, Kim Hue officially won an official spot at the club as well as the national team – becoming the youngest athlete to make a spectacular breakthrough at the national level after only 4 years coming to volleyball.
Pham Thi Kim Hue’s name is associated with the number 5 shirt. At the 2003 SEA Games at home, she quickly made a special impression on the fans with a one-legged hit in the No. 2 position that was enough to subdue all players. sure.
Less than 19 years old, she was given the captain’s armband at both the club and the national team – the youngest captain in the history of Vietnamese volleyball. At the peak period of 2002 – 2007, she was considered as the best athlete playing in the position of assistant in Southeast Asia, no one could match. Later, she and athlete Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa created the leading couple in Southeast Asia.
As of 2007, Kim Hue holds the record of being a female volleyball player participating in 17 consecutive national women’s volleyball championships, and together with her teammates won 7 silver medals at SEA Games.
On the football field, she is considered an athlete who is always alert and shows fierce play. Besides, in her career of nearly 20 years of professional competition, Kim Hue has repeatedly been elected “Miss Volleyball” at international tournaments held in Vietnam.
Burning passion overcomes unhealed injuries
Due to a serious injury in 2006, she had to take a break from competition for about 2 years. She once told on a TV show: “Due to overtraining while I had very little time to rest and recover from the competition, I broke my shin bone and had to have surgery. But after the surgery, because I went to play early, I continued to have a relapse. . I had to apply for surgery on the wrong side, paying for the expenses myself with the desire to completely cure it.”
With the persuasion of the coaching staff, as well as the fire of passion still burning, Kim Hue returned to practice after 3 years of absence. In 2012, Kim Hue decided to move to the Industry and Trade Bank Club, parting with the Information Command after 16 years of service. At the age of 35, she is still considered to play very well, whether in the colors of the Industrial and Commercial Bank or the national team.
In 2013, she officially left the national team, retired to focus on the Industrial and Commercial Bank Club. In 2016, after helping the team win the national championship, Kim Hue applied to be a coach, but due to a lack of competitive personnel, it was not until 2018 that she took up the position of coach. Although she no longer shines on the football field, Kim Hue’s talent in the role of coach still receives winged compliments.
In March 2021, “Miss Volleyball” was caught in a wave of disciplinary action. Kim Hue and three students suddenly applied for leave of Industry and Trade Bank with the purpose of joining Bamboo Airways Vinh Phuc. However, for many reasons, the 4 girls Kim Hue could not promptly liquidate the contract to return to a new team.
In part, the Bank of Industry and Trade has registered them in the list of banking teams participating in the 2021 National Championship as well as the sponsor of Bamboo Airways Vinh Phuc has sent the Vietnam Volleyball Federation (VFV) to request not to allow them to participate in the championship. they compete in tournaments in the system with the reason of “damaging the reputation of Bamboo Airways”.
After that, Kim Hue and her students returned to the Bank of Industry and Trade to prepare for the national championship season as usual, and the Federation announced that it would not settle because there was no legally binding contract between the two parties.
However, on the opening day of the first round of the 2021 National Volleyball Championship (April 10), Kim Hue received a warning decision from the Federation. Not accepting, Kim Hue reacted fiercely and is ready to sue the Vietnam Volleyball Federation if it does not consider withdrawing the disciplinary sentence.
The unlucky love line of “Volleyball Miss”
During the break due to injury, Kim Hue got on a flower car. At that time, she shared with the press: “I think everyone is the same, when you have a family, you must be satisfied with your life, with your choices and try to build happiness together.
Many people said that before getting married I had many options, why did I choose him. My family also forbade love, but then I decided to follow the call of my heart. I told my parents: ‘What happiness will I bear in the future!’. Basically, I have seen my husband’s limitations, but ‘multiplying is not perfect’, so am I.”
However, the marriage soon broke down, and Kim Hue saw the difficulties: “There is so much pressure, especially in the economic aspect, in married life that people can’t see before perhaps because they’re too in love. Over time, everything seems to be ‘the last drop of water’. They couldn’t stand each other, so they broke up.”
She decided to choose to be a single mother. However, despite the divorce, she and her ex-husband still consider each other as friends who always spend time taking care of their young daughter. Personal life has many obstacles, but Kim Hue is still single with volleyball. She even sacrificed custody of children for her husband after the marriage broke up.
On Dan Viet, she said: “Women playing sports are a disadvantage, having to practice from 6 am to 6 pm. Going to competitions all year round throughout the month, so the time for family is very little. Having chosen this path, I myself not only overcome themselves, but also overcome public opinion, overcome the praise and criticism of the audience.”
In addition to volleyball, Kim Hue also finds a passion in golf because this sport helps her calm down and slow down her life. She even hopes to become a professional golfer in the future.
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