Ji So-yun wins 4th Women's Super League title, short track skater Shim Suk-hee qualifies for Beijing 2022
Updated: 2021-05-10 15:57:05 KST
Time now for "This Week in Sports" and joining us in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, let's begin with the Olympics. Despite Japan's state of emergency being extended, and with more prefectures added, this summer's Games will go ahead.
I believe the International Olympic Committee vice-president said so himself?
Yes, you are right. IOC vice-president John Coates on Saturday said that "nothing can stop the Olympics from going ahead."
When asked by AFP if there was any scenario in which the Games could be canceled or postponed again, he replied: "No, there's not."
Coates added that the IOC is working alongside the Japanese prime minister on all of the safety measures.
Coates told reporters in Sydney that the IOC spent the first half of last year identifying all the worst-case scenarios and the next six months looking at countermeasures.
Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday said that he has never "put the Olympics first."
This, on the same day an opinion poll showed that 60 percent of people in Japan want the Games canceled.
And speaking of the Olympics, after this summer's Games, the Beijing Winter Olympics will only be a few months away. South Korean short track star Shim Suk-hee has now booked a place in what will be her third Olympics.
Yes, all at the age of 24 no less.
Shim Suk-hee on Sunday in Seoul earned a place in Beijing 2022.
Shim finished top in both the first and second rounds of the 2021-22 short track speed skating national team competition to win the combined championship.
Skaters who finish 1st to 3rd qualify for the Olympics.
Beijing 2022 will be Shim's third Olympics after winning gold in Sochi in 2014 and in Pyeongchang in 2018.
To women's football now, South Korean star Ji So-yun has added yet another medal to her collection, this time as Chelsea lifted the Women's Super League title.
Yes, back-to-back titles for Chelsea and a fourth for Ji So-yun.
Chelsea and Ji on Sunday secured a fourth Super League title and second in a row following a 5-0 win over Reading on the final day of the season.
All four of Chelsea's titles have been won since Ji joined the club in 2014.
And up next is the Champions League Final against Barcelona on Sunday in Gothenburg.
Chelsea are chasing a quadruple this season having already won the League Cup and the Community Shield.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min on Satuday scored his 22nd goal of the season to beat his personal best.
Son scored the equaliser in Tottenham's 3-1 EPL loss to Leeds United.
It was his 17th league goal of the campaign, but 22nd in all competitions.
His previous best of 21 was in 2016-17.
And finally to baseball, MLB star Ryu Hyun-jin is back from injury after a short lay off and was able to help the Toronto Blue Jays on to a win.
Yes, Ryu Hyun-jin returned from injury to help Toronto Blue Jays on to a win over Oakland Athletics.
Ryu had been placed on the injured list due to a glute problem but on Thursday local time threw five innings in the 10-4 victory over the Athletics.
Ryu is now 2-for-2 with a 3.31 ERA for the season.
And, Yang Hyeon-jong earned his first MLB start in the Texas Rangers' win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday local time.
Yang struck out eight in just three innings and a third.
The Rangers went on to win 3-1.
Thank-you for that, Paul. We shall see you next week.