Guam – A Korean Olympic Gold Medalist is currently on Guam to for training. Tae Hwan Park, known as “Marine Boy” by fellow Koreans, is currently on Guam for training at Leo Palace Resort as part of his regimen leading up to the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, from Nov. 12-27, 2010.
Park, the first Korean to ever medal in Olympic swimming, is accompanied by 30 other Korean swimmers and trainers for his trip.
“The visit by Hwan and his fellow Korean swimmers is truly a testament to the quality of our sports complexes here on Guam, and efforts by our Sports & Events Committee to bring athletes of this caliber to our island,” said GVB General Manager Gerald S.A. Perez. “We hope to see more overseas athletes make use of our facilities and warm weather, and of course, we wish the Korean team the best of luck in the upcoming Asian Games.”
Park won the gold medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing for the 400m men’s freestyle and a silver in the 200m freestyle. He is a member of the South Korean National Swim Team.