Incheon: North Korea upset defending champions Japan 3-1 to win Asian Games women's football gold on Wednesday — and again it was all down to leader Kim Jong-Un for sharing his wisdom.
Kim Yun-Mi, captain Ra Un-Sim and Ho Un-Byol were all on target as the North Koreans totally outplayed World and Asian Cup holders Japan to avenge their loss in the final four years ago.
The North's players squealed with joy, some bursting into tears, at the final whistle as around 60 of their flag-waving comrades in official tracksuits hopped with delight in the stands. After the match, their coach dedicated the gold to North Korean leader Kim, a big sports fan who is reportedly ailing.
"This was an inevitable result as the North Korean players trained with dedication and never stopped fighting to return the warm love of our dear leader Kim Jong-Un, who watched over us" Kim Kwang-Min told reporters.
"Our respected leader visited our training camp on July 11 and gave us instructions on how to win the gold. "This win reflects the players' feelings for our dear leader."