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Kim Un Guk Rises to Weightlifting Star
Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) -- Kim Un Guk, a weightlifter of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, won the men's 62 kg category title at the London Olympics on Monday.

Prior to the Olympic Games, the Goldman Sachs Investment Bank of the U.S. forecasted in its report that the DPRK would leave London with no gold medal. The forecast was made in consideration of a per capita income of each country.

The U.S. newspaper USA Today, Australian newspaper Herald Sun and other Western media guessed that only Kim Un Guk among DPRK athletes would snatch a silver medal in London.

But, the DPRK garnered three gold medals as of today, one in women's judo and another two in men's weightlifting.

Media of south Korea and the world said that the world's attention is focused on the successes by the DPRK delegation of 56 athletes and they are making a rush of wind in the London Olympics.

Their successes represent the inexhaustible strength of the DPRK, which can never be gauged by the Western view of value and criterion.

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