March 21, 2023

North Korea wins its first medal of 2016 Olympics

North Korean athlete takes 56kg weightlifting silver after breaking previous Olympic record

North Korea won its first medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil on Sunday, held in Rio, Brazil, the official website of the 2016 games revealed.

North Korean athlete Om Yun Chol won a silver medal in the men’s 56kg weightlifting event, placing second in the event after Long Qingquan of China.