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2009-08-04 16:00:13

Cho Oh-ryun, a stellar South Korean swimmer nicknamed the Asian Seal, died of a heart attack Tuesday, hospital officials said. He was 56. Cho was found lying on the floor by his wife, Lee Seong-ran, at his home in Haenam, the Yonhap news agency reported. He was taken to Haenam General Hospital but officials said efforts to save him failed. Cho won four golds in the 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events at the 1970 and 1974 Asian Games. In 1980, the year he was awarded the Cheongryong...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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