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DPRK Taekwon-Do Players Proved Successful

Pyongyang, August 4 (KCNA) — DPRK players won the cup for the first prize in total points, the cup for men’s group and the cup for women’s group by winning 19 gold medals, one silver medal and 4 bronze medals and coming first in country standings at the 7th World Junior Taekwon-Do Championships. And Choe Song Il and Ri Un Hyang each bagged the cups for the individual best players in total points.

The championships held in Bulgaria from July 26 to 30 brought together hundreds of ace Taekwon-Do players from 67 countries including the DPRK, Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Greece and Argentina.

DPRK players defeated all the opponents in the men and women individual pattern A, B and C class matches and the men and women team pattern competitions held on July 27 and took 8 gold medals by placing first separately.

And they came first in the men’s individual sparring matches in 51kg, 57kg and 75kg categories, women’s individual sparring matches in 64kg, 70kg and over 70kg categories and men and women self-defence pattern competitions.

The DPRK players finished first in men’s team competition for special techniques and men and women team sparring matches separately.

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