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Sports Technical Innovation Contests Under Way

Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) — This year’s technical innovation contests of various sports events are going on in the DPRK.

The contests are held annually. The period and place of each sporting event is set in accordance with its features. The contests are held in Pyongyang or local areas.

Varied are the modes of contests and the ways for deciding standings. The results in the technical events are decided in accordance with the performance of index movements. And the total points in the ball events include the performance of technical indices advanced by the association as well as game results.

The contests, through which the athletes display their high standard of sports technique, will give an impetus to the development of the nation’s sports.

The results of the weightlifting competition are optimistic.

Weightlifter Cha Kum Chol of the April 25 Sports Group renewed the Asian record in the snatch and Pak Un Hui and Pak Hyon Suk of the Aprokgang Sports Group, Ri Jun of the Pyongyang City Sports Group and several others broke local records or local juvenile records.

Meanwhile, volleyballers and boxers are also catching the eyes of spectators by displaying new special movements and technique of high degree.

The contests are producing more players who won in three detailed events compared with the previous contests. Most of the winners are young players.

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