North Korean figure skating pair Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik have qualified for South Korea's Winter Olympics next year.

Ryom and Kim finished sixth among 16 teams with a career best 180-point-09 points overall at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, on Friday.

This was the last Olympic qualifying competition, and there were five remaining tickets for the 2018 PyeongChang winter games. North Korea secured its Olympic berth as it ranked third among eleven countries excluding the nations which already earned their spots.

The final decision regarding the duo's Olympic participation rests with the North Korean Olympic committee.