The North Korean cheer squad is definitely a sight to behold at this year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
At the women’s ice hockey at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, North Koreans cheer: Go for it, go for it, our players, go for it! pic.twitter.com/ELTt4T7VXn
— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) February 10, 2018
The 229-strong contingent are all women believed to be in their 20s, and carefully selected by the regime to cheer for their national team.
The group is significantly larger than the 22 athletes who are competing in figure skating, hockey, skiing, and speed skating for North Korea.
Dubbed by netizens as Kim Jong Un’s “Army of Beauties”, the women have been widely talked about on social media.
North Korean cheering squad is a well polished hype machine, getting a good reception from the crowd at short track speed skating pic.twitter.com/QWfXQsayz3
— Kim Brunhuber (@kimbrunhuber) February 10, 2018
Footages of these epic routines have also gone viral on multiple video-sharing platforms.
— Thomas Schuurman (@ThomasSchuurman) February 10, 2018
They have caught everyone’s attention with their perfectly choreographed moves and powerful chants.
North Korean cheering squad’s first song “반갑습니다 Nice to meet you” pic.twitter.com/JSi29R8r6u
— Sohee Kim (@soheefication) February 10, 2018
The group is so impressive that spectators would end up watching the women sing, dance, clap, and yell in perfect unison while cheering for their team.
This is one of the wildest things I have ever witnessed with my own two eyes!! A North Korean cheer sqaud at the Olympics 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/ijJysVGLXf
— Matt Stopera (@mattstopera) February 10, 2018
There is no question that if cheering was an actual event at the Olympics, the North Koreans would take home the gold medal.
Wait for it…. one of the stranger moments of the night… North Korean Cheerleaders holding masks as they sing “Whistle” one of North Korea’s most popular songs. #Olympics2018 (Via @Kubik_Kamera) pic.twitter.com/BXACRt27nZ
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) February 10, 2018
Feature image via YouTube/Financial Times