NORTH KOREAN ATHLETES ATTRIBUTE OLYMPIC SUCCESS TO LEADERS, FOOD
August 1 2012
London, U.K. – There are countries that everyone expected would excel at the Summer Olympics in London this year. The United States and China of course, Japan, Russia, France and a handful of other nations are regularly at the top of the medal count and much the same was expected in 2012.
That is pretty much what has happened. China and the U.S. are currently competing for the top spot with those other countries following close behind. One country that no one expected to seriously compete, never mind score three gold medals in the first few days of competition, was North Korea but that’s exactly what they have done.
Never considered a powerhouse when it comes to, well, anything, the North Koreans have far outstretched anything anyone could have considered possible before the Games began. While that success may not last over the length of the Games, the performance thus far is already enough to warrant attention. The athletes, though, are not surprised and are attributing their success to their nation, their great leaders both past and present, and of course being able to eat food on a regular basis, and not food rotting with maggots or made from human babies.
“I won first place because the shining supreme commander Kim Jong-un gave me power and courage,” said new Olympic weightlifting record holder Kim Un Guk.
Other athletes made similar remarks regarding their leader as well as his father, either because they really believe it or don’t want to be thrown into Gulags when they get home.
Officials have confirmed that all athletes competing have been given proper nutrition, proper by international standards even, leading up to the Games which likely helped them have success.
“This is certainly not what anyone would have expected but that is what the Olympics are all about, the unexpected. Every single Games you have stories like this, of teams and individual athletes that go way beyond expectations and that story is now being played out by North Korea. It’s really a great story considering how hard things have been in that country of late,” said Scrape TV Sports analyst Mark Marvins. “Things do certainly seem to be looking up, what with the marriage of Kim and now all this success. Hopefully it means that things are changing in the country and that the leadership, inspired by this success, will see that proper nutrition and full meals are actually beneficial to the people.”
It’s not clear if all the food in North Korea has gone to the athletes or if some thrown in the ocean as usual.
“It’s also got to be very gratifying for the government and for the Kim family considering the long history they have of sports success. Don’t forget that it was Kim’s father Jong-il who shot a 38-under par which is really quite remarkable, Godly almost so with that history it has to be very satisfying to have this success,” continued Marvins. “I just hope that these athletes will be able to go home and have a full and fulfilling life after this. It would be a shame if they ended up working in the mines or dead from starvation by the time the Rio Games start. That would be a loss to the entire Olympic community.”
Kim Jong-un, as usual, watched very carefully as his athletes won.
Alexi Orton, Sports Correspondent