The 2009 Dong-A Sports Grand Awards Ceremony was held at the Westin Chosun yesterday. Created by The Dong-A Ilbo, Sports Donga and Sports Toto, the awards were given to athletes selected directly by fellow athletes in five professional sports with eight subcategories for the first time. The event also saw a gathering of former stars.
The first winners of the awards had a photo-op. From the front left going clockwise are baseballer Kim Sang-hyun (Kia Tigers); soccer player Lee Dong-gook (Chonbuk Hyundai); mens volleyball player Park Cheol-woo (Hyundai Capital); mens basketball player Kim Joo-sung (Dongbu Promy); womens volleyball player Shin Jeong-ja (Kumho Life Insurance); Hwang Yeon-joo (Heungkook Life Insurance) who received the award on behalf of womens volleyball player Kim Yeon-kyung (JT Marvelous of Japan); male golfer Bae Sang-moon (Kiwoom Securities); and female golfer Seo Hee-kyung (Hite).