The Korean women’s table tennis doubles team of Jeon Jin-hee (31) and Shin Yu-bin (19) won the North-South match and won the Asian Games gold medal for the first time in 21 years.
North Korean players took a group photo together at the award ceremony held after the game. It attracted attention.
The pair of Jeon Ji-hee and Shin Yu-bin faced North Korea’s Cha Soo-young and Park Su-kyung in the table tennis women’s doubles final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Karate Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 2nd and won 4-1.
At the awards ceremony that followed, South Korea stood at the top and North Korea stood by its side. 토토사이트
Jeon Ji-hee and Shin Yu-bin asked the North Korean athletes who won the silver medal to stand on the podium together and take a group photo.
Although their expressions were somewhat dark, they accepted Shin Yu-bin’s gesture to take a picture.
Although the North Korean athletes were not active, they responded shyly to the high fives of gold medal winner Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee.
Regarding the situation at the time, Shin Yu-bin said, “She called me because the official asked me to take a picture with her,” and that she “didn’t mean anything special.”
When asked what she would have felt if she had declined, she said, “Then I should just film it.”
However, the North Korean players left immediately after refusing to attend the official press conference that they were required to attend under the tournament regulations.
While the match was in progress that day, a volunteer announced that the press conference after the women’s doubles final might not be held.
Eventually, a press conference was held, but only Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee attended.
At the start of the press conference, the organizing committee announced, “Players from the Joseon team will not participate.”
Meanwhile, at the awards ceremony for the men’s 10m running target shooting competition held on the 25th of last month, North Korean athletes refused requests to take pictures with South Korean athletes.