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Top athletes named in DPRK

30 Jan 2013
Pyongyang, DPR Korea: The Korean Central News Agency reports that the best athletes of 2012 in different sporting events have been selected in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Among them are footballers Pak Nam Chol (male) and Kim Un Hwa (female), weightlifters Kim Un Guk (male) and Rim Jong Sim (female), judoist An Kum Ae (female), wrestlers Yang Kyong Il (male) and Han Kum Ok (female) and gymnasts Ri Se Gwang (male) and Hong Un Jong (female).

Pak Nam Chol was awarded the prize of best player at the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Tournament and Kim Un Hwa the Adidas Golden Boot at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Kim Un Guk, Rim Jong Sim and An Kum Ae won gold medals at the 30th Olympic Games. Yang Kyong Il, Han Kum Ok, Ri Se Gwang and Hong Un Jong proved successful at various international tournaments.

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