Park Tae-hwan is South Korea Gold

August 9, 2008

Meet Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, the Olympic gold medal champion in the 400 meter freestyle race. See his photos, biography, and Olympics gold medal video here.

He won the 400 meter swimming competition with a spectacular time of 3:41:86. Zhang Lin of China finished in second place while Larsen Jensen of the United States was the bronze medalist. The race was held at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing China on August 10, 2008.

As a biography, he was born September 27th, 1989. Park Hwan is only 18 years old with his whole life in front of him. The bubbly hot swimmer was aiming for Gold for the past couple of years and achieves his Olympic dream.

He stands 5’9″ tall and weighs 127 pounds of pure boyish hotness. See much more here.

Park Taehwan’s nickname is “Marine Boy” and now we know why. He began swimming at the age of 5 years old as a prescription for managing asthma as a child. He attended the 2004 Olympics as a teenage star when he was only 14 years old. But in his signature event, the 400 meter, he was disqualified for making a false start.

The 2006 Asian Games were a different story as Park won 7 metals and was named the top athlete of the competition. Everyone has been waiting since for his big Olympics glory, and he did not disappoint his fans in South Korea. He trained in Australia for two years just to prepare for the dream.

For a sex biography, Park Tae-hwan’s girlfriend is unknown but I am sure we will be seeing more of her soon. Give him time. He only just graduated from Gyeong-gi High School in February and has yet to start Dankook University in South Korea.

Congratulations to Park Tae-hwan and the people of South Korea for such a big win. Congratulations also to Zhang Lin and Larsen Jensen for their runner-up finishes.

More photos and video below.

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4 Responses to “Park Tae-hwan is South Korea Gold”

  1. 1
    Andrew Says:

    He’s at least 6′ tall. 183cm+

    127 lbs? lol just look at him.

  2. 2
    richard Says:

    @ Andrew, those are official statistics for him including on official olympics website. YOu can’t use your eye (especially in pictures) to determine someone’s height..

  3. 3
    mike Says:

    he indeed is 6-0 tall. the “official” statistic on sites like nbcolympics is outdated by a couple of years as Park used to be 5-9 just a year and a half back. he’s grown since. he can add another inch or two…remember he’s just 19

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    mc jam Says:

    lol…he’s like 6ft+ have you seen him next to michael phelps who is 6ft 4. park is only a little bit shorter