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DPRK Wins Three Weightlifting Gold Medals in Olympic Games
Pyongyang, August 2 (KCNA) -- Rim Jong Sim, a weightlifter of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, snatched a gold medal in women's 69kg category at London Olympics Wednesday, bringing the DPRK its fourth gold medal.

The news has sent another pleasure to the local people.

Kim Chang Bom, a citizen living in Moranbong District, Pyongyang, told KCNA:

"I felt refreshed to see the successful performance of DPRK weightlifters on TV. It was so ridiculous for Western media to guess that the DPRK would snatch only one silver medal at the London Olympiad.

The DPRK athletes have demonstrated the spirit of the Koreans in the current games."

Jong Chol Guk, a Pyongyang citizen, said:

"I was very excited to hear the news that Rim won a gold medal in women's weightlifting.

I feel high pride and honor of the Korean nation whenever seeing the DPRK flag being raised in international tournaments."

Kim Il Jin, a teacher at the Songyo District Juvenile Sports School, said:

"All of the teachers and students of the school are greatly inspired by the Olympic results of the DPRK athletes.

I will work harder to train reserve athletes who will glorify the honor of the country as they did."

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