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Ri Jong Song Gymnastic Movement Named

Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) — The International Gymnastics Federation decided to call the gymnastic movement of Ri Jong Song of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea “Ri Jong Song Movement” in December last.

He, active in the April 25 Sports Group, gave a good account of himself by performing his unique movement in floor exercises in a flawless way at several international gymnastic contests including the Athens Olympic Games and the fourth East Asian Games.

He turned double aerial backward tucked with three twists in the floor exercises, drawing attention of gymnastics experts.

The movement was marked on the high-degree diagram of international gymnastics technique published by the IGF to be distributed to gymnastics experts of different countries.

The “Ri Jong Song Movement” has brought the number of the movements of Korean gymnasts registered by the IGF to five in all. The others are “Ri Song Sop Movement” (horizontal bar), “Ri Chol Hun Movement” (pommel), “Pak Kyong Sil Movement” (uneven bars) and “Kim Kwang Suk Movement” (uneven bars).

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