Olympics bringing the fiercest enemies together!
The tension between North Korea and South Korea remain tense, but two gymnasts at the Rio Olympics cast that aside to take a selfie.
Gymnasts from North & South Korea take a selfie together. This is why we do the Olympics. pic.twitter.com/Id44OuehN3
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 5, 2016
The two countries remain at war when they agreed to an armistice in 1953. They never signed a peace treaty.
Observers have said the North Korean athletes have become more social than in previous years, laughing and joking with others. A friendship budded between newcomer Lee Eun-ju of South Korea and veteran Hong Un-Jong of North Korea.
The two bonded during the qualifications and decided to take a selfie together.
North Korea's Hong Un-jong and South Korea's Lee Eun-ju. I love the Olympics. pic.twitter.com/10vvR23AQj
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) August 7, 2016
In 2008, Hong won the gold medal in vault, becoming “the first North Korean gymnast to win a medal at an Olympics game.”
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