Hong Un Jong of North Korea won the vault event on Saturday, denying Simone Biles of the United States a third gold medal at the gymnastics world championships.
North Korea's gymnasts are still barred from the 2012 Olympics as punishment for age falsification, despite the country's reform efforts.
North Korea won't be allowed to send any gymnasts to the London Olympics, part of its two-year ban from international competition as punishment for age falsification.
North Korea will be unable to compete at the world championships starting Saturday after the International Gymnastics Federation rejected its appeal to lift a ban imposed because one team member falsified her age.
North Korea's gymnastics federation has appealed against a ban on its athletes competing at the world championships which open Saturday, imposed because one team member falsified her age.
North Korea's gymnasts have been suspended from the world championships starting next week because one team member's age had been falsified.
International gymnastics officials are investigating another case of possible age falsification, this time of a North Korean gymnast who listed three different birthdates.