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Meaningful sports game

Date: 16/07/2021 | Source: Sports DPRK (En) | Read original version at source

One day in May Juche 70(1981), Chairman Kim Jong Il saw a sports game of anti-Japanese war veterans and officials.

An anti-Japanese war veteran fully displayed his skills in the ssirum (Korean wrestling) event, as he had done in the games held during the anti-Japanese war in the presence of President Kim Il Sung. He threw a young opponent down in the final match and won the first place.

The Chairman stood up from his seat and held the winner’s hand and congratulated him, saying he still had great ssirum skills.

That day he also recognized an official who was taking part in a tug-of-war game and encouraged him, saying sports have several benefits and they train people’s body physically and make them feel young again and also make them join their minds.

When the official’s team lost in the first round, the Chairman pointed out the cause in the players’ incapacity for united action and took part in the game in his side.

As the players made successive attacks by joining theirefforts and minds,the team finally won in the second round.

The sports game was such a meaningful one through which the officials trained their bodies and minds to a great extent.

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