KIEV. 22 Feb. UNN. In Pyeongchang were competitions in short track at a distance of 500 meters. They involved North Korean athlete Jung Kwang-BOM. It is reported by UNN with reference to USA Today.

Athlete invited to the Olympics after the talks, the DPRK and South Korea.

During the first start of the Kwan-Bong has managed to pass only a few meters, and then lost balance. In the fall he made a motion with his hand, as if trying to grab the ridge of a Japanese competitor Ryosuke Sakazume

The judges decided to start the race again. But the re-start did not help the athlete with North Korea – after the semi-circle he faced the same Sakazume and fell again. Jong Kwang-Bohm was disqualified for a dangerous maneuver. According to USA Today, 17-year-old skater for two of the race he stayed on the ice without falling a few seconds.

Some users of social networks said that the North Korean intentionally tried to withdraw from the race competitor. However, Sakazume after arrival suggested that the arm movement was unintentional. Kwan-Bong refused to talk to the media.

As reported UNN, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach is planning to visit North Korea after the winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.