Civil servants compete at Paektusan Prize Games

Date: 09/02/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The 24th round of Paektusan Prize games of civil servants, which kicked off on February 4, is running on in different places in Pyongyang including Kim Il Sung Stadium, Pyongyang Indoor Stadium, Taekwon-Do Hall and Meari Shooting Gallery. The first fixture of the year, which is annually held to mark the Day of the Shining Star, draws special interest of spectators.

In the current event there are four groups classified by similar fields and teams compete in basketball (male and female), women’s volleyball, badminton, Taekwon-Do, shooting, 400m steeplechase, tug of war and two amusement games.

Basketball matches are fierce as competitive spirit of each team is so high.

According to Kim Sung Il, one of basketball contest organizers, every team pays special attention to the contest as it is held every year. “Players have made remarkable progress in their skills and the tactics of teams got more diverse as compared to last year. It is hard to predict who will win based only on previous records.”

On February 4, there was an opening match between the ministries of consumer goods industry and electronics industry, and on the 6th the ministries of local industry and land and environment protection, belonging to group A, clashed at the gymnasium of Kim Chaek University of Technology.

Players unfolded thrilling scenes through fast break, lay-up based on two- and three-men combination, counteroffensive and long distance shot.

In the match the former beat the latter by scoring five points more.

On the same day there were women’s volleyball matches and amusement games at the Taekwon-Do Hall.

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