Praising the Little Girl as a Player Who Had Flown Our National Flag in America

On the evening of December 31, 1991, President Kim Il Sung met many children of talent from all parts of the country just before the children’s New Year performance. He saw the fortes of them including a little poet and a tiny musician one by one. Then he watched the exhibition play of Kim Kwang Suk, a little girl who had won first place in an event of uneven parallel bars in the 26th World Gymnastics Championships held in the USA. She was faultless in her motion of revolving twice on the top bar with her legs spread out at a certain angle and then shifting over to the lower bar reversing her body completely. The President highly praised her flawless gymnastic skills. When her exhibition play ended, he was the first to applause her.

In February 1992 President Kim Il Sung met a few athletes. He grasped the hand of an athlete who had carried off two gold medals in the World Trap-shooting Championships; he praised one who had won the title in the 64th World Weightlifting Championships, calling him a man of great strength. Then, he looked fondly at a girl wearing a Children’s Union necktie standing by adults. He said, “I know her. She won first place in the event of uneven parallel bars in the 26th World Gymnastics Championships held in the USA and flew our national flag in America.” Then he praised her by saying that she had performed a great feat though she was only 14.

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