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Connecting the two Koreas through sports-The 2018 Asian Games wraps up


The 2018 Asian Games closed at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta on September 2. South and North Korea marched together under one flag, and two table tennis players, Shu Hyo-won from the South and Choe Il from the North, served as the co-flagbearers during the closing ceremony.

South and North Korea competed as one under the name of “COR” in three sports - canoeing, rowing, and women’s basketball. Despite a short period of joint training, they produced four medals including a gold for women’s dragon boat racing in canoeing, two bronze medals in canoeing, and a silver in women’s basketball.