South Korean table tennis star HYUN Jung-hwa and North KoreaÂ’s LI Bun-hui have each been defeated by Chinese player DENG YapingÂ—a.k.a. Â“The Ping-Pong WitchÂ” Â—every time they reach a tournamentÂ’s finals. Teaming up as a Unified Korea for the first time in 1991 at the World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba City, Japan makes for moments of crisis and bungled coordination, but game-by-game, HYUN and LI become a true team. But then comes the announcement that the Unified Korea team will be inexplicably disbanded. On the morning before the womenÂ’s doubles finals against China and knowing the Unified Korea team is stronger, HYUN pleads with the coaches and players of the North Korean team to not break them up. She tells them: Â“I want to play on the Unified Korea team.Â” The North Korean side is moved beyond ideology and allows the North Korean players to play on the Unified Korean team. The womenÂ’s doubles team goes on to defeat China in the finals, becoming the first and the last Unified Korea team ever to win gold.