Upon receiving the New Year Address made by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, sportspersons in the DPRK are filled with firm determination to achieve fresh victory.

Last year witnessed signal achievements made in the field of DPRK sports. The DPRK produced champions in various events, including weightlifting, Taekwon-Do, marathon and diving. And its women footballers took the first place at the 2017 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship for the third time and had three consecutive wins at the EAFF E-1 Football Championship.

It is the determination and will of all sports officials, players and coaches to produce more excellent results in international games this year.

Ro Chol Ok, deputy head of the Kigwancha Sports Team, told KCNA that he would give full rein to the spirit of players and coaches, intensify the training and put the training on a higher scientific basis to win more gold medals this year.

Kim Kuk Hyang, a diver of the April 25 Sports Team, said that she would train harder to live up to the people’s expectation with more medals.