Judo champion to lead S Korea at Beijing Olympics opening ceremony
www.chinaview.cn 2008-07-25 10:07:02   Print

Special report: 2008 Olympic Games     

    SEOUL, July 25 (Xinhua)-- A South Korean Judo champion in 2006 Asian Games will lead South Korean delegation in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics set for Aug. 8, the Korea Olympic Committee (KOC) announced on Friday.

    Jang Sung-ho, a 30-year-old judoist who won a gold in the 2006 Asian Games and a silver in the Athens Olympics in 2004, has been picked to bear the flag for South Korean squad in the opening ceremony, said a statement by the KOC.

    The KOC said the 1996 Olympic marathon silver medallist, Lee Bong-joo, will captain the men's portion of the Olympic squad, while handball player Oh Soeng-ok will lead the women.

    South Korea will send more than 260 athletes to the Olympics.

Editor: Jiang Yuxia
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