Yul Moldauer, a member of the United States’ Olympic crew for males’s creative gymnastics, is making waves in South Korea for his Korean heritage.
Yul Moldauer was born in Seoul and was adopted by Americans. While airing the boys’s creative gymnastics equipment finals, a KBS broadcaster revealed that Yul Moldauer’s Korean title is Kyung Tae, he has a eager for Korea, and that the gymnast is trying to find his organic older sister, who may nonetheless reside in Korea.
KBS additionally reported that Yul Moldauer was deserted by his beginning mom on the age of 1, and he was raised in Colorado by his adoptive dad and mom.
Yul Moldauer’s story touched the hearts of Korean netizens, and lots of supplied assist for his seek for his organic household. One Korean netizen tweeted that they “hope he finds his birth family after the Games,” and the tweet was retweeted and appreciated by hundreds.
While Yul Moldauer has but to go to Seoul, his birthplace, he informed Voice of America that he’d like to go to town inside the subsequent 12 months.
I all the time inform myself, ‘If I got a tattoo, it would be a half-American, half-South Korean flag.’ I’m from South Korea. That’s in my blood, so it’s all the time going to be a particular place to me. And hopefully in the future, inside the subsequent 12 months, I can go go to my house metropolis in South Korea and see what the tradition is like and what it’s all about.
— Yul Moldauer