Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Korean Olympic Games athletes welcoming parade

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Swimmer Park Tae Hwan
carrying the flag at the parade

Korean athletes returning from the Beijing Olympics parade to Seoul Plaza during a welcoming ceremony in front of City Hall. People greeted them as they walked to Seoul Plaza.

South Korea finished seventh in the total medal tally with 13 gold, 10 silver and eight bronze medals, ranking second among Asian nations after China but ahead of Japan. South Korea's performance far exceeded its original goal of winning 10 golds and reaching the top 10 in the overall ranking and was its best performance in Olympic history.

The welcoming parade for the South Korean athletes was held on Taepyeongro Street and Seoul Plaza from 6:40 p.m. on Monday.

Pic credit: Newsen

Source: Digital Chosunilbo


Anonymous said...

that's weightlifting gold medalist Jang Mi-ran next to Park.

cyp said...

Well done Korea ^^ The last gold in baseball was especially sweet. What a way to end the Olympics with a bang :D!

Clammy said...

As an American, I'm disappointed that the U.S. didn't win softball or baseball gold during their last appearance in the olympics for now. As a Korean American, I'm EXTREMELY happy that we won gold in baseball and beat the trash talking Japan... who never should have won the world baseball classic and never should have advanced in the first place!! Was up at 4am over here watching that game (the olympic one)!!

Orchid said...

@cyp & clammy ah...so that's what those baseball pics in the Korean websites were for! Congratulations to the South Korean team! Baseball is huge in Korea.

Joe...you must be very happy with the gold!

Clammy said...

Oh and the trash talking Japan was in reference to them during the World Baseball Classic not to them as a people. Man that was a burn... we beat them 2 out of 3 times and they advance and we drop on the 1 loss! Also indirectly a reference to Dokdo.

Joe said...

Actually Korea finished 6th (in total medal count and 4th in gold medal count) in Seoul olympics in 1988. I think it was the best performance so far..

Caryn said...

hey do u guys know lee yong dae?
he plays the mix double for korean in badminton n won the gold medal.
N he is cute ~~~~

i think he's only 18 or 19 this year

Orchid said...

@caryn, yeah i've been hearing that one of the Korean badminton players is cute. But i didn't see him in action. :-(


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