“Win our player”…North Korean women’s cheerleading squad is back.

North Korea’s participation in the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games has brought the North Korean Women’s Cheerleading Team into the stands.

The voices of North Korean women chanting “Win, win, win, our players win” could be heard loud and clear at the Zhejiang Sabodae East Stadium in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China, as the North Korean men’s national soccer team faced off against Chinese Taipei in their Asian Games qualifying Group F match on Sept. 19.

The North Korean supporters wore matching mauve shirts and hats and waved balloons in their hands. They cheered for the athletes with chants that we could easily understand, such as “Good job, good job, our athletes, good job,” and “Win.”토토사이트

North Korean supporters cheer during the men’s football group stage match between North Korea and Taiwan at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the East Stadium of Zhejiang Normal University in Jinhua, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2018.

North Korea was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for unilaterally boycotting the 2021 Tokyo Olympics over COVID-19, and the ban was lifted on Dec. 31 last year.

North Korea has been slowly returning to international competition this year, sending nearly 200 athletes to the Hangzhou Asian Games. According to MyInfo, the official information site of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee, North Korea has registered a total of 191 athletes, including 112 women and 79 men, in 18 sports.

It is the first time in five years since the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games that North Korea has sent a team to a multi-sport event, including the Olympics and Asian Games.

North Korean players attend the men’s soccer group stage match between North Korea and Chinese Taipei at the East Stadium of Zhejiang Normal University during the Hangzhou Asian Games in Jinhua, east China’s Zhejiang province, on Aug. 19.

North Korea’s women’s cheerleading squad returns after a five-year absence. The North Korean women’s cheering squad made headlines when they traveled to support their country at the 2002 Busan Asian Games, the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu in August, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games also featured mixed-gender North Korean cheering squads.

The Hangzhou Asian Games will kick off on Aug. 23, but the men’s soccer team began its qualifying schedule today.