Marathon Hero at the Berlin Olympics - Son Kee-chung


Meaningful Days of Korean History

Marathon Hero at the Berlin Olympics - Son Kee-chung +

Son Kee-chung's Gold Medal Day
The 11th Olympic Marathon Awards, which began at 6:15 p.m. on August 9, 1936, at the Main Stadium of the Berlin Olympics in Germany. There were two players who bowed their heads even after getting to the Olympic podium.

They won a gold medal and a bronze medal in the marathon, the flower of the Olympics. The audience was curious about their solemn impressions. On the podium, they could never be happy.

At Main Stadium, a Japanese national anthem that colonized their homeland was being played for the winner. They bowed their heads and turned away from the Japanese flag rising to the flagpole.

Later, the bronze medalist said he envied his colleague who was a gold medalist. The winner was able to cover even the Japanese flag on his chest by holding the oak tree seedling, a souvenir.

They are Son Ki-jung, the marathoner of colonial Joseon, and Nam Seung-ryong, the bronze medalist.

Son Kee-chung (August 29, 2012 - November 15, 2002)
Nam Seung-ryong (November 23, 2012 - February 20, 2001)
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