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South Korea replaces Park with former Chinese paddler in women's team event

08-04-2012 23:45 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's table tennis player Park Mi-Young was replaced in the women's team event by Dang Ye-Seo, a former Chinese player who switched allegiance to South Korea.

An official announcement issued on Saturday by Graeme Ireland, technical delegate of the International Table Tennis Federation, said the replacement was due to Park's injury.

With the replacement, team South Korea now has two former Chinese players - Dang and Seok Ha-Jung. The third member is South Korea's top chopper Kim Kyung-Ah.

Park has been playing doubles with Kim in international competitions. Park, Kim and Dang won the bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics.

Born in 1981, Dang was a member of China's national youth team. She began training in South Korea in 2000 and started representing South Korea in international competitions in 2008.

Dang, Kim and Seok won the bronze medal in World Team Championship in Dortmund in March.

South Korea will fight against Hong Kong, China for a semifinal berth on Saturday night.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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