On November 4, 2020, a North Korean gymnast was arrested after vaulting over a 10 foot border fence in the most militarized border on earth to make it to freedom in South Korea.
According to a report by The Korea Herald, when the North Korean was captured by the South Korean military, the officials did not believe his story. Just by appearances alone, the North Korean does not look like a professional vaulter. He is relatively short and not particularly athletic, but when the officials recreated a border fence to re-enact the event and verify the story, the North Korean vaulted over it – twice.
There are still questions as to why the sensors on the fences did not trigger an alarm, or how the gymnast made it so close to the border zone on the North Korean side without detection.
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