Lee Sang-hwa Again Follows Olympic Gold with Ceremonial Pitch

Lee Sang-hwa Lee Sang-hwa

Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa will throw the ceremonial first pitch in the opening game of the 2014 professional baseball league here. The match will take place between the Doosan Bears and LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Saturday.

It will be the second time for Lee to get the ball rolling in this way. She first did so ahead of the opening match between Doosan and Kia Tigers in 2010 after she won a gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Lee, who successfully defended her title in the women’s 500 m at this year's Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, said she was honored to be asked to throw the ceremonial pitch again.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 27, 2014 10:18 KST