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Aug 3, 2015

Golf-With British Open in the bag, Park looks for new goals

SEOUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Park In-bee had once hoped to win all the top tournaments in women’s golf before her career came to an end. After winning the British Open on Sunday, the 27-year-old now finds herself searching for new goals.

Park’s three-shot win over compatriot Ko Jin-young at Turnberry gave her a seventh major championship and confirmed her status as one of the greatest players of all time.

Jul 30, 2015

Newsmaker – Deep pockets and diplomacy, Korean Chung set for FIFA race

SEOUL (Reuters) – A towering figure in Asian football and smooth operator in diplomatic circles, South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon will need to sharpen his political elbows if he is to survive the vicious twists and turns of the upcoming FIFA presidential race.

The sixth son of Hyundai conglomerate founder Chung Ju-young and the main shareholder in the world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries, the 63-year-old told Reuters on Thursday he was the man to clean up the sport’s governing body and give FIFA back its identity.

Jul 30, 2015

Deep pockets and diplomacy, Korean Chung set for FIFA race

SEOUL (Reuters) – A towering figure in Asian football and smooth operator in diplomatic circles, South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon will need to sharpen his political elbows if he is to survive the vicious twists and turns of the upcoming FIFA presidential race.

The sixth son of Hyundai conglomerate founder Chung Ju-young and the main shareholder in the world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries, the 63-year-old told Reuters on Thursday he was the man to clean up the sport’s governing body and give FIFA back its identity.

Jul 30, 2015

Soccer-Deep pockets and diplomacy, Korean Chung set for FIFA race

SEOUL, July 30 (Reuters) – A towering figure in Asian football and smooth operator in diplomatic circles, South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon will need to sharpen his political elbows if he is to survive the vicious twists and turns of the upcoming FIFA presidential race.

The sixth son of Hyundai conglomerate founder Chung Ju-young and the main shareholder in the world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries, the 63-year-old told Reuters on Thursday he was the man to clean up the sport’s governing body and give FIFA back its identity.

Jul 30, 2015

South Korea’s Chung running for FIFA president

SEOUL (Reuters) – Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, told Reuters on Thursday he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of soccer’s world governing body.

Chung, the 63-year-old billionaire scion of South Korea’s Hyundai industrial conglomerate, said in an interview he would make a formal announcement next month in Europe, which he called “the center of world football”.

Jul 30, 2015

Soccer-South Korea’s Chung running for FIFA president

SEOUL, July 30 (Reuters) – Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, told Reuters on Thursday he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of football’s world governing body.

Chung, the 63-year-old billionaire scion of South Korea’s Hyundai industrial conglomerate, said in an interview he would make a formal announcement next month in Europe, which he called “the centre of world football”.

Jul 13, 2015

‘Flying Dumbos’ celebrate after Chun’s U.S. Open win

SEOUL (Reuters) – As a maths prodigy with a near genius IQ level of 138, it is safe to say the nickname ‘Dumbo’ is not a reference to South Korean golfer Chun In-gee’s intelligence.

The 20-year-old became the latest South Korean to score top marks on the LPGA Tour by bagging the U.S. Open on Sunday, becoming the first player to win the tournament at the first attempt since compatriot Birdie Kim in 2005.

Jul 13, 2015

Golf-’Flying Dumbos’ celebrate after Chun’s US Open win

SEOUL, July 13 (Reuters) – As a maths prodigy with a near genius IQ level of 138, it is safe to say the nickname ‘Dumbo’ is not a reference to South Korean golfer Chun In-gee’s intelligence.

The 20-year-old became the latest South Korean to score top marks on the LPGA Tour by bagging the U.S. Open on Sunday, becoming the first player to win the tournament at the first attempt since compatriot Birdie Kim in 2005.

Jun 19, 2015

Park In-bee: South Korea’s unsmiling, silent assassin

SEOUL (Reuters) – Few golfers would describe Park In-bee’s languid, truncated swing as “textbook”, but after winning her sixth career major at the Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday, the South Korean is no doubt content to have played her way into the record books.

While New Zealand teen Lydia Ko’s stunning rise from amateur to world number one hogged the global golfing headlines over the last year, Park has quietly cemented her place as one of the game’s all-time greats.

Jun 15, 2015

For new Korean wave, perfect practice makes perfect

SEOUL (Reuters) – Unswerving dedication to endless hours of practice has long been touted as the key to South Korean success on the LPGA Tour, but for the current crop dominating the U.S. women’s circuit the days of bashing balls until their hands bleed are long gone.

A string of early retirements, prompted by nagging injuries and mental burnout, has forced many Korean players and coaches to rethink their relentless, robotic training routines and implement a more holistic approach, says Jay Hahn.

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      "Based in Singapore, I am the Chief Sub Editor for sports in Asia. In addition to sub editing duties I also compile monthly rotas for our team of deskers and reporters in the region, but I also get to do a lot of the fun stuff such as covering major sports events like the Olympics and World Cup."
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