|calendar>>March 8. 2013 Juch 102|
Kim Jong Un Watches Archery Match
| Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) -- Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, watched a match between the archery players of the April 25 Defense Sports Team and Amnokgang Defense Sports Team.
Prior to the match, he saw archery apparatuses of the players.
He called the players to come close to him and examined their bows and arrows with deep attention. He asked them which is good and bad in using them and about their impact on the results of matches in detail.
He said success largely hinges on what apparatus one uses in archery as the case is the same with all other sporting games, underscoring the need to provide best apparatuses to players.
He told officials to pay deep attention to archery events and take measures for the sufficient provision of such apparatuses as bow and arrow.
Then he watched an archery match between the April 25 Defense Sports Team and the Amnokgang Defense Sports Team.
First, he watched men and women's team matches.
He praised the players whenever they hit bull's eyes in the targets, saying "Excellent." The players of the April 25 Defence Team won the team event.
Then he watched men and women's individual matches.
He was very satisfied whenever players got high marks. He said an archery game is an interesting and amusing one, adding that one feels exceptional pleasure when seeing a player hit the bull's eye in the target.
He said archery is just the same as shooting event.
When Kang Un Ju of the April 25 Defense Sports Team gained 30 points by releasing three arrows, he appreciated her good archery. "She can give a good account of herself in an international game, too, with such skill," he added.
Archers of the April 25 Defense Sports Team also won the individual event.
He said that watching the matches, he came to have confidence that archers of the DPRK can surely emerge winners in international games including Olympics in the future.
He stressed the need to round off the archery technique and tactical system of Korean style and scientific training methods to intensify the training and, at the same time, provide archers with archery apparatuses suited to their physical constitution.
He expressed expectation and belief that archers, coaches and officials of the April 25 Defense Sports Team and the Amnokgang Defence Sports Team would develop archery event and achieve good successes in international games.
He had a picture taken with them.
Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Ri Yong Su, Kim Yong Hun and Ri Jong Mu.
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