North Korean weightlifters are expected to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifiers.
Inside the Games, which mainly delivers news related to the Olympics, reported on the 14th (Korean time), “North Korea, which has not competed in international competitions for three and a half years, is expected to participate in the weightlifting qualifiers for the Paris Olympics.”
Since Corona 19, North Korea has rarely appeared at international competitions.
North Korea, which did not participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held in 2021 to prevent the spread of Corona 19 in the country, was disciplined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC suspended North Korea’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) qualifications until the end of 2022 for its unauthorized absence from the Tokyo Olympics in September 2021.
Due to the IOC’s punishment, North Korea was unable to participate in international competitions afterwards.
On December 31 last year, North Korea’s disciplinary action ended. North Korea, which has regained NOC qualifications, has opened a way to participate in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, which will be held in September, and the Paris Olympics next year.
According to Inside the Games, North Korea plans to send a team to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix to be held in Havana, Cuba on June 9-19, which also serves as a preliminary match for the Paris Olympics.
Weightlifting is a sport in which North Korea has been strong on the international stage. North Korea, which recently showed signs of participating in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, seems to have chosen it as a return match for an international competition when the weightlifting competition was held in its ally, Cuba.
North Korea did not participate in the IWF World Championships in Colombia held in December last year, which also served as qualifiers for the Paris Olympics, and the Asian Championships, which ended in Jinju on the 13th.
North Korea has won the most medals in weightlifting at the Summer Olympics. He won 18 medals, including 5 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze.
At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Rim Jeong-sim won a gold medal in the women’s 75kg category.
Inside the Games reported that some countries raised the issue of fairness in North Korea’s doping inspections since North Korea promoted participation in international competitions.
North Korean weightlifters have not participated in international competitions since December 2019 as North Korea closed its borders to prevent the influx of COVID-19.
Since then, rival countries have taken issue with the fact that North Korean athletes have not been tested for doping in more than three years.
The International Testing Agency (ITA), an independent body of the IOC that oversees doping testing, said that North Korean athletes have not been tested for doping either during or outside competitions since 2019.카지노사이트
Since October 2021, the DPRK Anti-Doping Agency has also been classified as ‘non-compliant’ by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for being “unfit to implement an effective testing program”.
The ITA emphasized the principle that all North Korean weightlifters participating in international competitions must be tested for doping, and reported that they were discussing closely with WADA about specific methods of testing.
North Korea is currently preparing to participate in the Asian Games by sending a delegation to the Hangzhou Asian Games Athletes’ Meeting.
On the 12th, Japanese media reported that North Korea had registered hundreds of players for the Hangzhou Asian Games.