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North, South Korea women's TT teams unite

IANS  |  Halmstad (Sweden) 

The North and South Korean women's teams were due to face off in quarter-finals on Thursday but rather than battling it out they decided to join forces and create a unified team.

Images by an epa on the ground showed the grinning athletes happily interacting and posing for the press as they stood together in a line in front of the table instead of playing each other, reports

Having successfully merged, the now single Korean team rose to the semi-finals, where it is to face whoever emerges from the upcoming match between and

Following the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, where the two countries also presented a unified team of athletes that competed under the same flag, a thawing in diplomatic relations has started between and

On April 27, North Korean leader and South Korean Moon Jae-in held a historic summit in which they agreed to work to achieve denuclearisation of the peninsula and a peace treaty that would officially end the Korean War which began in 1950.

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First Published: Thu, May 03 2018. 16:30 IST
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