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North Korea's pair skating team qualifies for Winter Games

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 01:18

Figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik have become North Korea's first athletes to qualify for South Korea's Pyeongchang Olympics in February

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SHOWS: OBERSTDORF, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 29, 2017) (NEBELHORN TROPHY / EVENTINT - SEE RESTRICTIONS) 1. NORTH KOREAN PAIRS' SKATERS RYOM TAE-OK AND KIM JU-SIK PERFORMING ROUTINE 2. RYOM TAE-OK AND KIM JU-SIK BOWING, WAVING TO CROWD 3. RYOM TAE-OK AND KIM JU-SIK WATCHING RESULTS ON SCREEN STORY: North Korea secured qualification for its first athletes at South Korea's Pyeongchang Olympics in February when figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik finished in the top six in a qualifying event on Friday (September 29). The pair successfully completed a solid short programme on Thursday and produced an even better free skate performance to make sure of one of five Olympic qualifying spots on offer with Kim pumping his fists at the end of their routine. The International Skating Union confirmed to Reuters their qualification for Pyeongchang, with Russia and Germany, who were top, having already qualified for the Games in South Korea. North Korea did not have any athletes at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

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North Korea's pair skating team qualifies for Winter Games

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 01:18