May 20, 2024
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North Korea wins Olympic gold in weightlifting

North also wins in first round of women’s team table tennis against Australia

North Korea won its first gold medal of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, the official website of the 2016 games shows.

North Korean weightlifter Rim Jong Sim won the gold medal in the Women's 75kg Weightlifting event. Darya Naumava of Bulgaria won silver and Lidia Valentin Perez won bronze.

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