Mr. Son is well known to all Koreans for winning the 1936 Berlin Olympic Marathon, the one where Joe Louis bombed Max Schmeling. Mr. Son ran wearing the Japanese flag because Korea was occupied by Japan at that time. For Koreans, the event was a great sign of hope that is still cherished. Interestingly enough, Korean newspapers ran his photo with Japanese flag removed from his uniform. I am sure that took some balls. Mr. Son died Friday at 90 years old.