President of North Korea, Kim Ju-On is set to punish his country’s Olympians who failed to meet his target in respect with medals.
North Korea Olympians failed to meet the target given to them by President Kim Jon-Un to win at least 5 gold medals and 12 other medals prior to the games could be punished by the government.
The Asian country could only manage two gold and for other medals and are awaiting their fate from the country’s number one citizen.
Reports have it that athletes may be moved to poorer quality housing or sent to work in the coal mines as their punishment for not meeting the set target.
After the 2010 World Cup, the North Korean football team were sent to the mines for losing 0-7 to Portugal and returned home after a year or two.
Moreso, the athletes ration cards may be taken away and it is worse because, in North Korea, food is given only if you have a ration card.
Another possibility of getting punished by President Jon-un is that they fraternized with bitter rivals South Korea who went home with 21 medals including nine golds.
The Communist nation won a gold medal and three silver medals in weightlifting coupled with another gold in gymnastics plus a bronze in shooting.
In the overall standings North Korea placed 34th, 26 places behind their South Korean counterparts who were 8th on the table.
Similarly, Robert Mugabe has asked for the 31 Zimbabwean athletes to be detained for failing to win a single medal and the 2016 Olympics.
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