Commendations awarded to Taekwon-do players and coaches

Pyongyang, October 27 (KCNA) — A ceremony for awarding state commendations to the players who placed first at the 11th World Taekwon-do Championships and to coaches was held here on October 26.

Taekwon-do players of the DPRK carried off 4 cups (including technical cups) and 15 gold medals and won in the total standings at the championships which was held in Argentina.

The Title of Labor Heroine was awarded to Jang Kyong Ok, who demonstrated the dignity and honor of Korea by giving a good account of herself at the 11th World Taekwon-do Championships and other international games, the titles of people’s and merited sportsmen and sportswomen to a coach and players and orders to many players and coaches.

Wristwatches bearing the august name of the President Kim Il Sung were awarded to three persons.

Gifts of General Secretary Kim Jong Il were handed to players Kim Yong Sun and Paek Chun Ok.

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