A Tribute To 10 Top Asian Sportsmen Around Today

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A Tribute To 10 Top Asian Sportsmen Around Today
(Photo by Stuart Frankli

Being part Chinese, part Irish I was at once pleased that Yang finally landed Asia's first major but also somewhat disappointed Irishman Padraig Harrington harikaried the eighth, ending the defending champions hopes.

The biggest story was neither Harrington, nor even Woods however, but Yang.

After Y.E Yang's historic capture of the 91st US PGA Championship it now seems appropriate to highlight some of Asia's top sportsmen currently active in professional sport today.

While its undoubtedly true that many Asians have yet to embrace many of the games and sports we have come to appreciate here in the West, the recent hosting of major Western sporting events like the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and the joint Korean-Japanese hosting World Cup in 2002 have opened many Asians up to the idea of taking up sports like soccer, basketball, cricket and indeed even rugby (many believe the 2019 RWC is a dead cert to be hosted by Japan).

With that in mind we now chart Asia's current frontline of sporting ambassadors.

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