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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A day after a delivering the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team, the women’s dragon boat crew has upgraded to gold at the Asian Games.

The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at Palembang, which is co-hosting the Asian Games with Jakarta.

A Koreas crew won the bronze in the 200-meter final on Saturday, and celebrated by joining together to sing a popular folk song “Arirang.”

At the medal ceremony on Sunday, the “unification” flag was to be raised into the top position with the adopted anthem played during the medal presentations at a major multi-sports international event for the first time.

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