According to a JOINS news report today, Wonder Girls Sun Ye who is on good terms with Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan (who has a gold and silver medal as of today), said to him, “I will treat you to sashimi as we agreed.”
Before Park Tae Hwan had left for the Beijing Olympics, he made a proposal to Sun Ye in a joking/serious manner, “You have to treat me to sashimi if I win a gold medal.” Sun Ye agreed without thinking, “The color of the medals are not important, just do your very best, I will treat you to anything you wish for.”
Sun Ye expressed
Before his finals on 9th August, I was afraid that he might feel the pressure. So I text him, ‘I will pray and cheer for you, just do your best in the final’. Although he only replied me with a short message, ‘thank you for praying for me’, but he did really well in the final and I am contented and proud for him. When Tae Hwan gets back, I will treat him to sashimi. And since he got a gold medal, I got to let him treat me to a delicious and expensive meal definitely.
I also texted him saying, ‘congratulations’. I think he must be really busy because he replied after a while saying, ‘You really watch me swim? Thank you everyone for supporting me. Thank you.’
Sun Ye and Park Tae Hwan pure friendship has led to scandals particularly because they are of the same age and goes to the same church as well.
Sun Ye expressed, “I would feel burdened once links between me and Tae Hwan surfaces in the newspapers every now and then. But with many knowing that we are only just friends, I don’t really care what’s being written now. Although we are of the same age, he manages himself well and has a really good character, he’s a friend that I can really learn from.”
Park Tae Hwan came in second in the 200m freestyle final this morning in Beijing as the ‘monster’ Michael Phelps was in a league of his own powering home in a World and Olympic record. There’s still the 1500m freestyle event which Phelps is not participating and Tae Hwan stands a good chance for that.