The Olympic highs and lows that defined the 2016 Games for women
Despite the division and conflict between their nations, two Olympic gymnasts chatted and laughed together before their competition. South Korean gymnast Lee Eun-ju and and North Korea’s Hong Un-jong took a selfie together that’s been a called an “icon of unity,” capturing the true spirit of the Olympics: international cooperation.
North and South Korea gymnasts at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have shown the world a brief moment of unity, in the form of a selfie. Lee Eun-ju of South Korea and Hong Un-jong of the North took a quick smiling snapshot during the training period before the start of the Games. The pictures of the two women have been widely praised as capturing the Olympic spirit.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Un Jong Hong of North Korea competes in the Women's Vault Final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)