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April 25 Sports Team of DPRK Proves Successful in Int'l Tournaments This Year
Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- The April 25 Sports Team in the DPRK has obtained a large number of medals this year to display the honor of Songun (military-first) Korea.

Kim Un Guk, a London Olympic gold medalist, won four gold medals and one silver at the world weightlifting championships and the Asian weightlifting championships.

Yun Won Chol took the men's greco-roman 55 kg titles at the world wrestling championships and the world military wrestling championships.

Paddlers Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong placed first in the table-tennis mixed doubles of the 6th East Asian Games after their victory at the 52nd ITTF World Championships.

The team proved successful in marathon, gymnastics and other events, too.

Kim Kum Ok, a woman athlete, finished first at the 14th Asian Marathon Championship held in Hongkong of China. Meanwhile Ri Se Gwang took the men's vaulting horse title at the 6th Competition for the Cup for Gymnastic Challengers of the International Gymnastic Federation held in Qatar. The Federation decided to call his flawless, peculiar movement "Ri Se Gwang Movement".

Meanwhile, footballers of the April 25 Sports Team played a key role in making DPRK women's football team win the titles at the 2013 East Asian Cup and the 6th East Asian Games.

The team also showed good results in local tournaments, including the Mangyongdae Prize Sports Games and the DPRK Championships.

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