Park Tae-Hwan Stars in 2014 Winter Olympic Commercial

Olympic Champion, Park Tae-Hwan, is a global swim star and a star period in his home country of South Korea, the 6th most recognized celebrity in that nation. Can you think of a better personality to rally Korean passion for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? Park is it, and a smart choice for Samsung as a pitch man.

Photo by LGEPR / CC 2.0

Photo by LGEPR / CC 2.0

The first Korean swimmer to win Olympic gold, Park’s the man with serious swimming range. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics Park won the 400m freestyle in 3:41.86, silver in the 200 with 1:44.85 (behind Michael Phelps), and Park repeated at the London Olympic with two silvers in the same events.

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I think you mistyped….2008 Olympics he won gold and silver.


It’s nice to see so many swimmers promoting the 2014 Olympics, especially when there’s been all this crazy talk of b o y c o t t. I hope 1980/1984 never happens again… well and 1972, and 1996 of course.


Park swam 22.74 (50 free) and 14:47.38 (1500 free) on THE SAME DAY, on 12 February 2102 at Sydney titles.

That is how serious his range is.

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