Posted December. 29, 2009 10:39,
The national baseball team, which advanced to the semifinals of the first World Baseball Classic in 2006, lost to Japan in the final of the second tournament in March. After beating Japan in the quarterfinal at PETCO Park in San Diego March 18, Korean pitcher Bong Jung-geun (left) and hitter Lee Jin-young planted the Korean national flag on the mound (photo 1).
In mens golf, Y.E. Yang made history as the first Asian-born player to claim the PGA Championship Aug. 17. After winning, Yang held up his countrys flag to celebrate (photo 2).
Jang Mi-ran won her fourth consecutive title Nov. 28 at the World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province (photo 3).