Hanyang University¡¯s athletes performed outstandingly at the 2003 Universiade Games in Daegu, held from August 21st and lasting 10 days. Particularly noteworthy, was the national baseball team who won a record of 7 games in a row before reaching the finals.

Under the supervision of Coach Choon-Sam SHIN, the team was comprised was of current students as well as graduates of Hanyang University including, Young-Soo SHIN (3rd year, Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education), Sun-Kyoo LEE (3rd year, Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education), Woong-jin KIM (4th year, Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education), Tae-Woong CHOI (¡¯95 graduate, Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education), and Kyung-Soo LEE (¡¯98 graduate, Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education). With such an arsenal of talented players, the national baseball was victorious in the finals against the Japanese team, winning the top seat after 6 years.

Players Young-Soo SHIN¡¯s exceptional straight hits helped the national baseball team solidify their final victory.

Judo athlete Young-Woo KWON (4th year, Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education) was also successful in winning two gold medals at the Universiade Games. He won his first medal individually in the 81 Kgs Division after which he participated in the Korea National Judo team to help lead his teammates to their gold medal victory in the group match. This year¡¯s Universiade Games is the second time Young-Woo KWON has won gold medals; the first time was in the previous Universiade Games in Beijing.

Another Judo athlete, Sung-Bum KIM (Class of ¡¯98, Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education), won a bronze medal in the 100 Kgs Division after winning the match against his Japanese opponent, Yoo-Hyo. Sung-Bum KIM and Young-Woo KWON were both members of the Korea National team.

Hanyang gymnasts also performed very well at the Universiade Games. Sun-Sung LEE (Class of ¡¯99, Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education) was the captain of the Korea National team of male gymnasts and helped lead the team to their victory in the group match that was held on August 27th. Tae-Woong CHOI also received recognition namely for his initial entrance into the gymnasium with the North Korean team members during the opening ceremony.


Ja-Hyung CHOI (Student Reporter cynthia01@ihanyang.ac.kr)