North Korean teenager Kim Kuk-hyang made history at World Aquatics Championships after winning her country’s first ever gold medal.
The 16-year-old produced what is being called a “pearl of a dive,” earning perfect scores of 10 from two of the seven judges to take the honor with 397.05 points. 14-year-old Chinese competitor Ren Qian came in second place with 388 points.
Kim will also participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Following her historic win, she paid an emotional tribute to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
"It gives me great pleasure to meet the expectations of my government and our great leader," BBC Sport quoted her saying. "I hope when I go home that people will come out onto the streets to celebrate and I will do everything I can to win an Olympic gold medal next year."
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