Anniversary of Kigwancha Sports Team Marked in DPRK

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Pyongyang, January 9 (KCNA) — It has been 60 years since the Kigwancha Sports Team came into being in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The team was formed on January 11, Juche 45 (1956) to represent the railway workers.

The team won the Order of Kim Il Sung and the Order of National Flag First Class while producing a large number of people’s and merited athletes and sports aces.

Over the past six decades it has obtained many medals, including more than 5 600 golds, and 170-odd trophies in international and national games.

The team produced aces in football, table tennis, volleyball and other events, among them an Olympic gold medalist, a world weightlifting champion and a maker of “Ri Chol Hon Movement” recognized by the International Gymnastics Federation.

In 2013 alone it snatched more than 150 gold medals in DPRK Championships and other national games, setting new five national records in weightlifting and track-and-field events.

The athletes and coaches of the team are now putting spurs to training in order to create new miracles of heroic Korea in international games. -0-