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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Medalist Had Tumor

SEOUL () -- A South Korean wrestler won a gold medal at the Asian Games with a cancerous tumor bigger than a baseball in his stomach, hospital officials said Thursday.


Song Sung-il, 25, took gold in the Greco-Roman mid-heavyweight category by beating Kazakhstan's Vitaly Leikine on Oct. 5 at the Hiroshima Games. But back home in Seoul, Song underwent a 5 1/2-hour operation Wednesday to remove the tumor. South Korea's Joongang Ilbo newspaper said Song would have to give up wrestling.