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A Tribute To 10 Top Asian Sportsmen Around Today

By Matthew Maloney On August - 18 - 2009
Being half-Chinese and half-Irish I was at once pleased that Yang finally landed Asia's first major but also dissappointed Irishman Padraig Harrington harikaried the 8th, ending the defending champions hopes. The biggest story was neither Harrington, nor even Woods however, but Yang. After Y.E Yang's historic capture of the 91st US PGA Championship it now seems appropriate to highlight some of Asia's top sportsmen currently active in professional sport today. While its undoubtedly true that many Asians have yet to embrace many of the Western games and sporting activites we have come to appreciate (and take for granted), the recent hosting of major Western sporting events like the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and the joint Korean-Japanese hosting World Cup in 2002 have opened many Asians up to the idea of taking up traditional Western sports like soccer, basketball, cricket and indeed even rugby (many believe the 2019 RWC is a dead cert to be hosted by Japan). With that in mind we now chart Asia's current frontline of sporting ambassadors. It may be wise to note that we may just be seeing the start of even more Asian participation, hopefully, in elite sport in the years to c...

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