Posted October. 04, 2005 03:07,
Soccer player Park Ji-sung (24, Manchester United), who is currently making an outstanding showing in Britains Premier League, was included among the list of Asias heroes compiled by Time magazine. The October 3 issue of Time Asia featured 20 prominent figures in Asia in its cover story, entitled 2005 Asias Heroes, and named Park as a hero in the sports category. Sharing the honor is tennis player Sania Mirza, who became the first Indian to make the round of 16 in this years U.S. Open.
Other names on the list of Asias Heroes include Ken Watanabe, an Oscar nominee last year for his role in The Last Samurai, and Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu, who is being hailed as the second Zhang Ziyi. A civic group composed of Acehnese women who came together to rebuild their wrecked village after the tsunami in Indonesia has also been honored in the list.