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DPRK Bags Gold Medal at Youth Olympic Games
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- Pak Jong Ju, a weightlifter of the DPRK's April 25 Sports Team, won a gold medal in the men's 62kg weightlifting of the Second Youth Olympic Games.

He lifted 263kg in total, 7kg more than his Thai rival who came second in the event.

The DPRK earned a gold medal at the First Youth Olympic Games in 2010, too, when its player Kim Song Chol took the men's 62kg weightlifting title.

Pak Jong Ju began to learn weightlifting at Nyongbyon County Juvenile Sports School in North Phyongan Province of the country.

He had already bagged gold and silver medals at the 2013 World Juvenile Weightlifting Championships.

Experts said that he is a promising talented weightlifter, well prepared in physical and technical aspects.

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