Paektusan Prize games of civil servants at its height

Date: 09/02/2018 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The 23rd Paektusan Prize Games of Civil Servants grow fiercer as they are coming to a close.
Most attractive was tug-of-war.
The tug-of-war final match between the State Planning Commission and the Ministry of Railways on February 5 at the Taekwon-Do Hall drew particular interest of the spectators as they had already met in the Group A final last year.
In the first round the former beat the opponent by employing a tactic combining pulls at high and low postures and yanks.
The latter tried counterattack from defence while maintaining stable posture in the second round.
The commission’s team played the game dynamically by ensuring the unity of action with flexible change of tactics according to the flag signal of its leader.
It won the seesaw battle in one minute and 12 seconds.
There were badminton games on February 6-7 at the Taekwon-Do Hall in Pyongyang.
The breathtaking match between the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry and the State Planning Commission left a deep impression on the audience.
The two teams won each the doubles and the mixed doubles, with 1-1 tie in aggregate. The third was the singles match to decide the winner. So it greatly excited not only the players but also spectators.
The thrilling scenes of scoring from the front and rear and with adroit employment of various game tactics won thunderous applause from the audience.
Kim Sung Gwon, 53, department director for light industry of the State Planning Commission, won the match.
As a result, the State Planning Commission beat the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry 2-1 in total.

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