JAKARTA - On court, if you've never seen them, you can't tell Ro Suk Yong, 76kg, from Yung-hui Lim, 75kg. Can't tell which of these women, in the same team, grew up to different flags. Can't tell which three women in the Unified Korean Team are from the North because in the profiles on the official website only their pictures are missing.
But if you consider it, it's appropriate that you can't distinguish North from South because surely that's the very idea of this team. That essentially they are the same. That when No. 12 passes to No. 35, who scores in the first few seconds, this isn't a peaceful North-South exchange. It's just fine basketball.