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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on August 9th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Gold Medal Leads To New Apartment For Parents

Here is a good story about a Korean Olympic Gold Medalist who’s success was able to lead to a new home for his parents:

A construction company on Tuesday promised an apartment to gymnast Yang Hak-seon, who endured grueling poverty and won Korea’s first gymnastics gold medal at the London Summer Olympics on Tuesday.

Yang told reporters in London that he would like to buy a house for his parents using the money he would receive as rewards from the government and sport organizations.  [Chosun Ilbo]

You can read more at the link, but pictured above is Yang’s parents current home.

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  • Teadrinker
    5:06 pm on August 9th, 2012 1

    After hearing about the blind archer who isn’t really blind, I’d like to know the details of the story.

  • Jinro Dukkohbi
    10:09 pm on August 9th, 2012 2

    Probably a lot more pyeong available in that vinyl house/greenhouse than what they’ll have in their new 23-pyeong ‘efficiency’ apartment…

  • tbonetylr
    1:04 am on August 10th, 2012 3

    # 1,
    Possibly a seasonal thing, but that counts don’t it?

  • Teadrinker
    3:10 am on August 10th, 2012 4


    Sure, but wouldn’t that be like calling the thousands of people who spend their summers at campgrounds back home homeless?

  • tbonetylr
    4:32 am on August 10th, 2012 5

    It’s was better there than with or caring for his parent(s), if they had a nicer place the parent(s) would want to live with them which might just happen now. Some people prefer living frugally.


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