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Ryu Seung-min Syndrome

Posted August. 30, 2004 22:07,   


Following Ryu Seung-min’s gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games, table tennis mania is sweeping the nation. At a privately-owned ping pong hall in Shillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, college students and workers are using their lunch break to play a few games of table tennis. Owner Kang Seong-jun said that his business has roughly doubled since the Olympic victory.

Won-Gun Shin laputa@donga.com