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.
Gymnasts from North & South Korea take a selfie together. This is why we do the Olympics. pic.twitter.com/Id44OuehN3
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 5, 2016
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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