Inter-Korean Table Tennis Team Wins Gold in Mixed Doubles

  • Arirang News

    July 23, 2018 09:19

    A unified Korean team won the gold medal in the mixed doubles at the Korea Open in Daejeon on Saturday.

    South Korea's Jang Woo-jin and North Korea's Cha Hyo-sim beat China 3-1.

    South Korea's Jang Woo-jin (left) and North Korea's Cha Hyo-sim celebrate their win at the annual Korea Open table tennis tournament in Daejeon on Saturday. /Newsis

    Jang described the match as one of the most memorable game of his career. He expressed his appreciation to the North Korean players and staff, saying the team members had established a deep trust in each other in a short period of time.

    South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, who attended the match, praised Jang and Cha for playing so well although they didn't have much time to practice together. He said the spirit they showed would contribute to an improvement in inter-Korean relations.

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