Photo Courtesy: Joao Marc Bosch
INCHEON, Korea, September 15. CHINA’s Sun Yang has taken tongue-in-cheek trash talking to a new level with a series of four nationally-televised commercials for the Asian Games targeting Korean superstar Tae Hwan Park.
In this series of videos, hyping the meet that starts on Sept. 21, Sun makes sure to let the world know that he has one target at the Asian Games, and that is Park.
The producers of the videos made sure to layer the videos with some levity by having Sun in floaties, flippers and sometimes talking underwater, but the undertones are definitely serious as Sun and Park work towards the most high profile showdown at the competition.
“Mr. Park, you broke the Asian record at the last Asian Games. But I have erased that record. This year, at Incheon, get the record back if you have chance.”
Pull No Punches
“Mr. Park, you’re the pride of Korea, with a countless number of fans. Even this competition venue is named after you…..but, so what?”
“Mr Park, thanks for not going to become an actor or singer. Thanks for being a good competitor of mine. Please keep up with your efforts. Don’t let me win it too easily.” (he speaks some of the lines in Korean).”
Make a Bet
“Mr Park, do you think you or me is more handsome? Which one of us will win the Asian Games gold medal? Let’s make a bet: the one who loses has to treat the winner Korean barbecue”
Special thanks to Christopher Chow for Chinese translation.