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Lee Kyoung-hoon seals 1st PGA Tour win, swimmer Hwang Sun-woo qualifies for Olympics Updated: 2021-05-17 15:57:38 KST

Time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, let's begin with golf, with his pregnant wife watching on, Lee Kyoung-hoon picked up a first PGA Tour victory earlier this morning?

Yes, that’s right. South Korean Lee Kyoung-hoon has entered the winner's circle for the first time on the PGA Tour.
At the AT&T Byron Nelson, Lee shot a six-under 66 in the final round.
He finished at 25-under 263… beating American Sam Burns by three strokes.
It was Lee's 80th career start on the tour and he is now the eighth South Korean man to find a PGA win.
The final round was suspended for nearly two-and-a-half hours due to heavy rain in the area.
Lee had left himself a par attempt on the 16th hole when the play was halted but missed.
But, he hit eight birdies overall, including five on the first nine and two on the final two holes to seal the win.

To swimming now, South Korean swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo has booked his place at this year's Olympics. Just 18-years-old and already a two-time national record holder?

Yes, quite the feat. As you say, South Korean swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo is heading to the Tokyo Olympics.
Hwang Sun-woo on Sunday broke his own world junior record in the 200-meter freestyle at 1 minute 44.96 seconds.
This after finishing first on Saturday in the men's 100-meter freestyle at a national team selection competition.
In finishing first Hwang qualifies for Tokyo 2020 while also setting a new Korean record of 48.zero-4 seconds
The previous record of 48.28 was set by Hwang a year earlier… beating Park Tae-hwan.
He now ranks as the 7th fastest man in the world.

The Olympics are only 67 days away and there is still a lot of public discontent due to the COVID-19 situation in Japan. Now, a CEO from one of Japan's leading e-commerce firms is voicing his concern?

Yes, the head of Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten has warned that holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer would be a "suicide mission."
Speaking to CNN on Saturday, Hiroshi Mikitani said holding the Games amid the pandemic is “dangerous,” and that the risk is “too big.”
On the same day, a petition to cancel the Tokyo Olympics with more than 351-thousand signatures was submitted to the city's governor.
In other news, the U.S. Track and Field Team last week decided to cancel it’s training camp in Japan due to safety concerns.
The team was due to stay in Chiba, the prefecture next to Tokyo, but withdrew due to concerns over the risk of COVID-19 infection.

And finally, there was a Korean Derby in MLB over the weekend and the first of its kind in two years. What can you tell us about that?

Yes, there was a rare Korean pitcher-batter duel in MLB on Sunday local time.
Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres faced off against Kim Kwang-hyun of the St. Louis Cardinals.
At Petco Park in San Diego, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth and the Cardinals up 2-1, Kim Ha-seong worked a six-pitch walk against his fellow countryman.
Kim Kwang-hyun then struck out Kim Ha-seong to open the third inning.
The battle went on for eight pitches and, eventually, Kim Ha-seong went on to record the win, 5-3 to the Padres.
It first meeting between a South Korean pitcher and a South Korean batter in the majors since April 2019.
Elsewhere in MLB, Tamba Rays' Choi Ji-man on Sunday returned from injury to collect three hits in his season debut.
Choi batted 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run against the New York Mets at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, contributing to a 7-1 victory.

Thank-you for that, Paul. We shall see you again next week.

Thank you.
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