President of North Korea, Kim Jong-un is set to punish his country’s Olympians who failed to meet his Rio Olympics medal target.
Kim Jong-un warned his country’s athletes to return with at least 5 gold medals and 12 other medals prior to the Games, or risk being sent to work in the coal mines.
But after the North Koreans limped back to Pyongyang with just seven medals, including two golds, its athletes could face the wrath of chubby despot Kim.
The Asian country could only manage two gold and for other medals and are awaiting their fate from the country’s number one citizen.
Expert on the secretive nation, Toshimitsu Shigemura, said:
“Those who won medals will be rewarded with better housing allocations, better rations, a car and maybe other gifts from the regime.
“But Kim is going to be angry and disappointed at these results.
“Those he feels have let him down are likely to be punished by being moved to poorer quality housing, having their rations reduced and, in the worst-case scenario, being sent to the coal mines as punishment.”
Another reason for getting punished by Kim is that they fraternized with bitter rivals South Korea who went home with 21 medals, including nine golds.
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