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Culture helping Koreas row in same direction, says coach

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Despite the upbeat tone, Monday’s qualifying heat proved disappointing for the lightweight men’s eight, who came third out of four under a sweltering sun.They, like the lightweight men’s four team who were fourth in their heat on Sunday, will have another chance to make the final later this week.Song Ji-sun, 20, and Kim Un Hui, 17, however, have already earned a place in the lightweight women’s double sculls finals on Friday.“We think that rowing is the best sport to symbolise harmony,” said Hwang.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The two Koreas marched together at the opening ceremony in Jakarta and they have joined forces in rowing, canoeing and women’s basketball at the Games, the latest sign of their thaw in relations.“The younger guys in the team are following their older brothers quite well so the training is going smoothly,” said coach Hwang Woo-seok.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The joint teams come after North and South Koreans combined in women’s ice hockey at this year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, an event that set the stage for a surge of rapprochement.“It is really important who is older or younger in Korean culture,” Hwang said. “The North’s coach is older than I am and he is also very understanding and helping me a lot.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs A South (L) and North Korean athlete attend a training session on Tangeum Lake International Rowing Center in Chungju, South Korea on July 31, 2018.The two Koreas agreed to field joint teams in three disciplines — canoeing, rowing and basketball — at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2, in the latest round of sports diplomacy following the remarkable rapprochement on the peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JEON HEON-KYUNKorean culture is helping rowers from the divided North and South to gel in their joint team at the Asian Games, a coach told AFP on Monday.Koreans are taught from a young age to respect their elders, a cultural norm that has smoothed the path since athletes from the North and South were thrown together after just a few weeks’ training.ADVERTISEMENT Sun scorches rivals to win historic Asian Games swim title MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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