North Korean Girl Makes History With An "Absolute Pearl Of A Dive"

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The 16-year-old diver burst into tears while paying tribute to her country’s leader, the notorious Kim Jong-Un, following her historic victory.

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.

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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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