Monday, January 29, 2007
The Passing of a Legend........
Long before baseball became the craze of our homeland, Taiwanese athlete C.K. Yang made us all proud when he won Taiwan's first ever Olympic medal. Winning a silver medal in the decathalon during the 1960 Olympics, losing only to close friend and fellow Bruin Rafer Johnson, C.K. Yang left an indelible mark in the sport, cementing his status and claim to "the world's greatest athlete." Also known as the "Iron Man of Asia", Yang was the one-time world record holder in the decathalon.
Yang passed away on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 74 years old. RIP CK; thanks for being such an inspiration to us all.