Saturday, July 30, 2016

Good Samaritan who stopped woman's kidnapping says he'd do it again

Yong-Sung Leal is a hero

Frank Somerville KTVU
20 hrs
This is Yong-Sung Leal.
What he did yesterday was extraordinary.
And I don’t throw that word around lightly.
He saw a man trying to kidnap a woman right off the... street.
The man had sprayed her with mace and had almost pulled her into his silver Nissan Sentra.

Leal says:
"The guy was a total coward.
He was much bigger than her, spraying mace in her face.
She couldn't see.
She was choking on mace.
But she still kept fighting.
I was really terrified for her."
Leal knew he had to do something.
And he didn’t hesitate.
He pulled over in his car, jumped out and confronted the man.
“I just wasn't going to let anything more happen to her.
Go ahead you can take me.
I'll take him to hell with me.
That was my mind set.”
The suspect sprayed Leal with mace and then ran off.
The woman was saved.
People are now calling Leal a hero.
But he has a very interesting take on that.
He says even though he’s not the biggest guy in the world, there was no way he wasn’t going to help.
That’s just who he is.
And that's just what you do in a situation like that.
“I guess people are saying heroic.
But it’s kind of sad that it has to be that way.
Like when you hear somebody finding it a wallet and turning it in and it’s on the news.
That's what you're supposed to do.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Here's a link to the story that aired on KTVU tonight about Mr. Leal.

Words in a post are one thing.
But when you see him talking and getting emotional about saving the woman, you get a real sense of who he is.
It’s very touching.
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Matt Duffy In the wharf to wharf shirt of course!
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Debbie Falls Thanks for sharing.
Keith Conning Yong-Sung Leal was a state meet champion.

Cross country was never meant to be run on a golf course

cross country was never meant to be run on a damn golf course
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John Ziegler While coaching the n Wyoming we went to a meet in Denver. At the 2 mile you had to jump off a large cliff or you could slid down the hill. Two of my Best runners took the high road. One flew over the creek the second not so much. Kayla ended up fifth .
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Bill Huntley True. Thats why God created Van Cortland Park.
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Mike Fanelli and Belmont Plateau ;}
Marty Sonnenfeldt Amen to that
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Keith Conning I designed a course in Tilden Park which included many hills and a stream crossing. It was certainly to our advantage.

From 1976 to 2016 the world's record for 800 meters was broken ten times by just four athletes

10 X the 40 year window from 1976 -2016, the world's record for 800 meters was broken TEN times by just FOUR athletes for a total improvement of 2.59 seconds
BTW, 48.10 is what Wilson Kipketer split while setting the WR in Zurich (as shown here) of THREE times he set such a standard
Bracketed with WR performances during Olympic Games finals (1976 and 2012) here are the details of the two lap record progression list over the past four decades
Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 1976-07-16 Montreal, Canada[1]
1:43.4 1:43.44 Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 1977-08-21 Sofia, Bulgaria[1]
1:42.4 1:42.33 Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1979-07-05 Oslo, Norway[1]
1:41.73 Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1981-06-10 Florence, Italy[1]
1:41.73 Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1997-07-07 Stockholm, Sweden[1]
1:41.24 Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1997-08-13 Zürich, Switzerland[1]
1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1997-08-24 Cologne, Germany[1]
1:41.09 David Rudisha (KEN) 2010-08-22 Berlin, Germany[2]
1:41.01 David Rudisha (KEN) 2010-08-29 Rieti, Italy[2]
1:40.91 David Rudisha (KEN)
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John Ziegler While Wilson was kicking butt I asked my friend lambic Auguta why he didn't run 800 or 1500 he said he only could run 1:47 and 3:52 in the mile. Not bad speed for a marathon runner
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Bennie Stander Class! !
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Christian Cushing-murray curious Mike Fanelli--why do you think the 400/800 records are so difficult to break? i've always assumed the tough balance of speed and stamina makes it difficult, even in the steroid and epo era...

Whitney Ashley (USA; Nike; San Diego State 2012; Cerritos JC 2009; JW North HS, Riverside 2007 ) discus throw

Whitney AshleyTrack & Field
Whitney Ashley is an American athlete whose specialty is the discus throw. She represented her country at three consecutive Global Championships, in 2013, 2015 and 2016, making the final on the second occasion.

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Anatoliy Bondarchuk coaches Kibwe Johnson (USA), who was born in San Francisco

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

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Anatoliy Bondarchuk
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Personal information
Nationality Soviet Union
Born(1940-05-31) 31 May 1940 (age 76)
Starokostiantyniv, Ukraine
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight113 kg (249 lb)
Country Soviet Union
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubKoos Kiev
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)77.42 m (1976)
Anatoliy Pavlovych Bondarchuk (Ukrainian: Анатолій Павлович Бондарчук, born 31 May 1940) is a retired Soviet hammer thrower, who is regarded as the most accomplished hammer throw coach of all time. He is also a noted as the author of the two-volume book Transfer of Training, which was translated from Russian to English by Michael Yessis.
As an athlete, Bondarchuk accumulated numerous international awards and honors throughout a long career. Beginning the hammer throw at a late age of 24, he won his first international title at the 1969 European Championships. Near the end of the season, Bondarchuk set two world records in the event.[1] Bondarchuk remained among the world's elite for several years and won the gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics while setting an Olympic Record of 75.50 meters.[2][3] Four years later, he earned the bronze medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. For his Olympic achievements Bondarchuk was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour in 1972 and the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1976.[4]
Despite his athletic success, Bondarchuk is better known as a coach. He began coaching while competing himself, and has since worked with medal-winning athletes at five Olympic Games. His most famous trainee is two-time Olympic champion and current hammer world record holder Yuri Sedykh. Bondarchuck is currently living and coaching in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada,[5] where he guided Canadian shot put record holder Dylan Armstrong to a fourth-place finish at the 2008 Summer Olympics. His trainees in hammer throw include Canadian record holder Sultana Frizell, former Canadian record holders Jennifer Joyce and Crystal Smith, Megann Rodhe, U.S. champion Kibwe Johnson, Caymanian record holder Michael Letterlough, Swiss champion Martin Bingisser and 2012 Canadian Olympian Justin Rodhe.


  1. Jump up ^ "Athletics – World Record progression" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2006. 
  2. Jump up ^ Anatoliy Bondarchuk.
  3. Jump up ^ "Athletics – Olympic Record progression" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2006. 
  4. Jump up ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 534. 
  5. Jump up ^ Anatoly Bondarchuk – High Performance Throws. Kamloops Track And Field

Preceded by
Soviet Union Romuald Klim
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
12 October 1969 – 4 September 1971
Succeeded by
West Germany Walter Schmidt