May 17 - Despite the on-going tensions between the two countries, North Korea and South Korea came together in total harmony at the World Table Tennis Championships at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris
The meeting saw North Korea and South Korea leave with honours even as they claimed one victory each in their two matches.
In their women's doubles meeting South Korea's Park and Yang overcame the North Korean duo of Yang and Kim in the third round.
Then, in the mixed doubles, the North Korea pair of Kim and Kim levelled the score by beating their South Korea counterparts Cho and Yang to reach the mixed doubles semi-final.
"It is heart-warming to see players from DPR Korea and Korea Republic competing against each other with full respect at the World Championships," said International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Adham Sharara.
"I still remember in November 2011 when players from both countries played side by side in the 'Peace Cup' in Doha.
"I am very proud that the ITTF is a positive catalyst to bring nations closer together."
Contact the writer of this story at [email protected]
May 2013: Chinese legend crashes out at final World Table Tennis Championships appearance
May 2013: Japanese hopes in tatters following disastrous opening day at World Table Tennis Championships
May 2013: Main draw unveiled for 2013 World Table Tennis Championships
May 2013: Record number of competitors in Paris for World Table Tennis Championships
May 2013: Draw made for 2013 World Table Tennis Championships