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Paddling for peace - The unified canoeing team wins the women’s 500-meter dragon boat race, the first gold medal at a multi-sport competition


The unified Korean canoeing team grabbed the gold medal in the women’s 500-meter dragon boat race at the Jakabaring Rowing & Canoeing Regatta Course in Palembang, Indonesia on August 26.

This was an important victory because it was the first time that the two sides won gold together at a multi-sport competition. The joint Korean team also showed the power of unity when they won bronze in the 200m dragon boat race on August 25.

On August 26, the unified Korean women’s basketball team managed to get into the semi-finals by defeating Thailand 106-63 in the second quarter-final of Women’s Basketball at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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