North Korea was supposed to participate in the 1970 World Championships, but the team did not show. So, prior to the Munich Olympics, the gymnastics world did not know much about North Korean gymnasts. A 1971 dual meet with East Germany was one of the DPRK’s few international appearances.
What follows are the results and an article about the competition. Reportedly, Kim Song Zu performed a triple twist off rings.
Note: This competition was referenced repeatedly in East Germany’s coverage of the 1972 Olympic Games.