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North and South Korean Gymnasts Take Selfie Together at Olympics 2016

North and South Korean Gymnasts Take Selfie Together at Olympics 2016

It's well-known that North Korea and South Korea have a tense relationship, but two of their gymnasts seem to have just earned gold medals in diplomacy.

Olympic gymnasts Hong Un-Jong, of North Korea, and Lee Eun-Ju, of South Korea, met during a practice session in Rio and showed major camaraderie by posing for a selfie together. The two athletes are being praised for their sportsmanship despite tense relationships between their countries.

The tweet highlighting the moment already has already received more than 17,500 likes.


Both girls later competed against each other in the qualifying round; Hong Un-Jong, who won a gold medal in vault in 2008, advanced after a stellar performance, but South Korea's Lee Eun-Ju did not, USA Today reports.


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Photo Credit: DMITRI LOVETSKY/AP