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Insook Bhushan

Full name: Insook Bhushan (Na-)
Other name(s): Na In-Sook
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: February 17, 1952 in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Country: USA United States
Sport: Table Tennis

Biography

Born in Korea, Insook Bhushan competed for the USA in table tennis at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. She competed for Korea at the 1971 World Championships, winning a bronze medal in the team event, and was a non-playing captain for Korea at the 1973 Worlds. Bhusan, then Insook Na, emigrated to the United States in 1974 with her family. In 1975 she married architect Shekhar Bhushan, and became a US citizen in 1980. Bhushan graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver and later worked as an accountant for the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Bhushan won the US singles title 11 times (1977-78, 1981-83, 1985-89, 1991), was also doubles champion 11 times – 1976-77, 1981, 1983, 1985-91, all with [Diana Gee] – and was an 8-time mixed doubles champion (1976-78, 1981-83, 1988-89). Her greatest international tournament came at the 1983 Pan American Games, when she won the singles, doubles (with Gee), mixed doubles (with [Sean O’Neill]), and team event. Bhushan won gold at the Pan Ams in 1987 and 1991 in singles and team, and won the mixed doubles again in 1987 (with [Khoa Nguyen]). In all, she won nine gold medals and one silver medal at the Pan American Games, the silver coming in 1991 women’s doubles with Gee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis Women's Singles United States USA 25T
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis Women's Doubles United States USA 11T
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Table Tennis Women's Singles United States USA 17T

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW W L GF GA PF PA
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Group C 4 1988-09-23 2 3 8 9 279 269
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Group C Match #3 2 Uchiyama (JPN) 3, Bhushan (USA) 2 2
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Group C Match #4 1 Bhushan (USA) 3, Ben Aïssa (TUN) 0 3
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Group C Match #9 1 Bhushan (USA) 3, Bisiach (AUS) 0 3
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Group C Match #11 2 Chen (CHN) 3, Bhushan (USA) 0 0
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Group C Match #14 2 Popovová (URS) 3, Bhushan (USA) 0 0
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Table Tennis United States USA Group A 2 1992-07-29 2 1 4 2 110 89
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Table Tennis United States USA Group A Match #2 1 Bhushan (USA) 2, Chiu (CAN) 0 2
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Table Tennis United States USA Group A Match #3 1 Bhushan (USA) 2, Al-Hindi (JOR) 0 2
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Table Tennis United States USA Group A Match #6 2 Deng (CHN) 2, Bhushan (USA) 0 0

Women's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW W L GF GA PF PA
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Diana Gee Group B 6 1988-09-23 1 5 5 10 241 276
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Diana Gee Group B Match #2 2 NED 2, USA 0 0
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Diana Gee Group B Match #4 2 JPN 2, USA 0 0
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Diana Gee Group B Match #9 2 FRG 2, USA 1 1
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Diana Gee Group B Match #15 1 USA 2, MAS 0 2
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Diana Gee Group B Match #16 2 CHN 2, USA 1 1
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Table Tennis United States USA Diana Gee Group B Match #20 2 TCH 2, USA 1 1
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