Korea Joint Team Wins Historic Medal at Asian Games

Two countries. One historic medal.

The joint Korean team won a historic bronze medal at the Asian Games, Saturday (25/8), in the women’s 200-meter dragon boat final. Team two Korea lost to China and the hosts, Indonesia, the Associated Press news agency reported.

It was the first time that a joint North and South Korean team had won a medal in a major international sporting event.

The medal was awarded to Korea, not North Korea or South Korea.

South Korea and North Korea join a team in three sports, namely basketball, dragon boating, and rowing.

Last week, athletes from North and South Korea paraded in the opening ceremony with the “unification” flag. The flag depicts a blue map of the Korean peninsula on a white background. [vm/ii]

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