Sportspersons of the DPRK are registering admirable successes at the ongoing 17th Asian Games. They won eight gold medals as of Sept. 27.Think they can stand all that joy? I guess they're used to it.
Their achievements have lashed the citizens in Pyongyang and other parts of the country into a great jubilee.
Jong Su Chol, a department chief of Korea University of Physical Education, told KCNA that the world public is struck with admiration at the progress of the DPRK's sports, which is rapidly developing under the deep care of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
Expecting more gold medals to be taken at the Asian Games, Tong Tae San, a general officer of the Korean People's Army, said:
"We, servicepersons mobilized in the construction of Wisong Scientists Street, are all delighted at the happy news of our players at the Asian Games.
The looks of our sportspersons raising the DPRK flag with playing of national anthem at the games encourage us to work greater feats in the street construction."
Hwang Tong Chol, an official of the Kumgang Guidance Bureau, said:
"What arouse my wife's greater interest are our sportswomen's results at the games. She got mad with joy at the news that DPRK women's football team beat its Vietnamese rival 5:0 in its first match. When our sportswomen bagged four gold medals, she declared that women are better than men.
I, too, wanted to dance for joy at the news that Jong Hak Jin and Kim Ji Song took gold medals in the wake of weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk, who set world records. And I'd love to extend thanks to those sportspersons for having added brilliance to the honor of the country and given vigor and pleasure to my family."
Ri Kuk Il, a student of Kim Chaek University of Technology, said that the main topic of conversation among university students at present is news of the Asian Games, about DPRK men's and women's football teams which respectively advanced into quarterfinals and semifinals in particular.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
(North) Korean News: "Pyongyang in Ecstasy of Joy at Asian Games News"
A little "deep care" from the "supreme leader" works wonders: