Sunday, November 15, 2009
Korea was a Japanese colony at the time of the Berlin Olympic games in 1936. As a nationalist, Sohn Kee-Chung refused to sign his name in Japanese and signed only his Korean name, and even sketched the shape of Korea beside his signatures. When interviewers asked him about his country, he would clarify that Korea was his mother country. I can only imagine the emotions pushing Sohn to run faster than ever through that marathon.