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Hyojung Kim Wins 2023 Korea AGP Pro Bikini Division Show


The 2023 Korea AGP Pro Bikini division show is in the IFBB Pro League history books, and Hyojung Kim is the winner. Kim outperformed three other athletes in the contest on Saturday, April 15, 2023, to take the first-place honors and the qualification for the 2023 Bikini Olympia, scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, FL.

The final standings for the Korea AGP Pro are below:

2023 Korea AGP Pro Show Results — Bikini Division

Hyojung Kim
Xu Chanyu
Soo Hyun Bae
Eun Jung Kim

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Winner — Hyojung Kim

This was only Kim’s third career pro show. It resulted in her first pro victory and the corresponding Olympia qualification. She competed twice in 2022, with her highest finish of third at the 2022 Korea Pro.

Only one round of this contest was scored by the judges, and Kim won with straight first-place votes. She earned the opportunity to make her Bikini Olympia debut in 2023.

Second Place — Xu Chanyu

According to NPC News Online, this was Chanyu’s first pro show. She received some third-place votes from the judges but ultimately ranked second by one point. Chanyu was the only non-Korean competitor in the lineup, representing her home country of China.

Third Place — Soo Hyun Bae

Bae was the veteran in this lineup — she turned pro in 2019 — and started her fourth professional season at this contest. This was her highest career finish thus far.

Since 2021, Bae had only competed once per season. It’s unknown if she intends to break that streak by competing again in 2023 for another chance at an Olympia qualification.

Fourth Place — Eun Jung Kim

Eun Jung Kim secured some third-place votes but was behind Bae by two points on the scorecards at the end of the contest. Her best pro finish was at the 2022 Korea Pro, ranking as the runner-up to Bola Seo.

Other Notes

This was one of two pro Bikini division competitions held on the weekend. The other was the 2023 Wasatch Warrior Pro, won by Aimee Leann Delgado.

The next Bikini division contest on the 2023 schedule will be the Charlotte Cup Pro, scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Charlotte, NC.

Featured image: @hyo_1013 on Instagram

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