DPRK Players Successful in 18th Asian Games

Date: 18/10/2018 | Source: Sports DPRK English | Read original version at source

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DPRK Players Successful in 18th Asian GamesDPRK players snatched 12 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze medals in the 18th Asian Games held in Indonesia between August 18 and September 2 Juche 107 (2018).

Om Yun Chol, Rim Jong Sim, Rim Un Sim, Ri Song Gum and Kim Kuk Hyang who proved themselves as world weightlifting aces in international games brought home gold medals in the men’s 57kg, and women’s 75kg, 69kg, 48kg and above 75kg categories.

O Kang Chol, Choe Jon Wi and Kim Hyo Sim also won the men’s 69kg and 77 kg and women’s 63kg categories.

Other gold medalists include Pak Yong Mi and Jong Myong Suk in the women’s 53kg and 57kg weightlifting, Pak Myong Won in the men’s 10m running target mixed shooting and Kim Su Jong in the floor exercises of women’s individual apparatus finals of artistic gymnastics.

Runners-up were produced in women’s table-tennis and artistic gymnastics team events, and recurve archery mixed team event.

They also include Jo Hyo Nam, Pang Chol Mi and Jo Son Hwa in boxing, Kang Kum Song in men’s free-style wrestling, Choe Hyo Sim in women’s weightlifting, Kim Jin A in women’s judo, Pak Myong Won in men’s 10m running target shooting, Kim Su Jong in balance beam of women’s individual apparatus finals and Kim Kuk Hyang and Kim Mi Rae in women’s 10m synchronized platform diving.

Bronze medals were won in the artistic swimming team event and by Jon Jang Mi, Pyon Rye Yong, Kim Su Jong, Kim Son Hyang, Rim Jong Sim, Jon Myong Song, Kim Hye Song, Choe Hye Song, Rim Song Sim, Kim Mi Rae, Hyon Il Myong, Rim Kum Song, Kim Kwang Hui and Kim Mi Hwa in artistic gymnastics, wrestling, weightlifting, marathon, boxing, judo, women’s 10m individual platform, men’s 10m synchronized platform and women’s 3m synchronized springboard diving events.

Meanwhile, joint team players from north and south Korea won women’s 500m canoe (dragon-shape), finished runner-up in women’s basketball and came third in women’s 200m and men’s 1 000m canoe (dragon-shape).

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