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Unified North, South Korea TT team lose

Unified North, South Korea TT team lose

Athletes from both North and South Korea formed a combined Korean women's team at the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Thursday.

The KTTA said it would like to see both Koreas retain their allotted roster spots- two players for each the men's and women's singles, two teams each in the mixed doubles and five players in the team event, even if they combine their teams.

The sudden decision guarantees the team a medal, as a third-place match will not be held at the World Team Table Tennis Championships now under way in Sweden.

After the success of the summit, planning is now under way for US President donald-trump to match North Korean leader Kim Jongun in just a month to help share the forefront of North Korea's atomic arsenal.

The combined team will now fight against either Japan or Ukraine in the final four.

"But there's no disadvantage to the teams before and we informed all the (other) teams and they agreed. we all feel happy that we have a small sign in the process of the reunion of Korea".

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"I saw a movie about the united team in 1991". The two Koreas were to compete against each other earlier in a quarterfinal match, with Japan waiting in the semis.

"I think the joint team (in women's hockey) at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics delivered a powerful message about peace", Ryu said. This is Table Tennis history so we are very happy. The South Korean players are: Jeon Ji-hee, Kim Ji-ho, Suh Hyo-won, Yang Ha-eun and Yoo Eun-chong.

Two South Korea players were joined on the team by one from North Korea.

The unified Korean team is guaranteed a place on the podium and medals regardless of their semi-final result.

It was a transfer authorised by organizers, with Thomas Weikert, president of the game's governing physique, ITTF, telling reporters: "Once I knowledgeable the board of administrators about this growth, the unified workforce obtained a standing ovation from the delegation and confirmed their signal of assist to this historic transfer".

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