Published: Wednesday July 4, 2012 MYT 3:46:00 PM
N. Korea to send 51 athletes to London
SEOUL: North Korea said Wednesday a total of 51 athletes have qualified in 11 sports for this summer's London Olympics, with the isolated communist state seeking a record medal haul.
They will compete in women's football, the marathon, table tennis, judo, wrestling, weightlifting, shooting, archery, synchronised swimming, women's boxing and men's diving, the official Korean Central News Agency said.
The agency said earlier the country is seeking a record medal tally in London, pinning its hopes especially on weightlifting, wrestling and women's football.
At the Beijing Olympics in 2008 the North won two gold, one silver and three bronze medals to finish in 34th place overall. It has competed in eight summer Games and won 41 medals, including 10 golds.