Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon Provincial Office) took the last train to the final in the 200m freestyle at the Short Course (25m) World Championships, aiming for a second consecutive victory.
Hwang Seon-woo recorded 1:42:44 in the men’s 200m freestyle qualifier at the 2022 International Swimming Federation Short Course World Championships held at the Sports and Aquatics Center in Melbourne, Australia on the 18th, ranking third in four groups and eighth out of 46 overall.
With this, Hwang Seon-woo managed to get a ticket to the final where the top 8 players competed.
This year’s Long Course 토토사이트 (50m) World Championships freestyle 100m and 200m gold medalists and rival David Popovic (Romania) competed with Hwang Seon-woo in group 4 and took first place with a time of 1:42:31. It was 6th overall.
Tom Dean (Great Britain), the gold medalist in the 200m freestyle at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last year, raced in group 5 and recorded 1:40:98, joining the final as first place overall.
The finals will be held at 6:50 pm on the same day, and Hwang Seon-woo splits the current in lane 8.
Hwang Seon-woo’s best record in this event was 1:40:99 in the men’s relay 800m final held on the 16th. This is also an Asian record.
In the final of the 800m relay race in Korea, Seonwoo Hwang, Woomin Kim (21, Gangwon Provincial Office), Hojun Lee (21, Daegu Metropolitan City), and Jaehoon Yang (24, Gangwon Provincial Office) took turns and set a new Korean record of 6:49:67. did.
Hwang Seon-woo, who started as the first swimmer, broke the previous 200m freestyle Korean and Asian record of 1:41.03, set by Park Tae-hwan when he won the 2016 Short Course World Championships, and set a new record.
The first swimmer’s time in the team event is also recognized as the individual event record for the same stroke and distance.
Prior to this tournament, Hwang’s personal best was 1:41:17, which was set when her daughter won the gold medal at the third event of the International Swimming Federation Management World Cup Series held in Doha, Qatar last October.
Hwang Seon-woo, who won the gold medal in the 200m freestyle at the Short Course World Championships last year, is challenging for a second consecutive championship.
Hwang Seon-woo won the 200m freestyle at the 15th event held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) last December with a time of 1:41:60. It was Hwang Seon-woo’s first gold medal in a major event.
In the women’s national team’s medley relay 400m preliminaries, Kim San-ha (26, Anyang City Hall), Moon Su-ah (14, Seoul Weightlifting), Kim Seo-young (28, Gyeongbuk Provincial Office), and Heo Yeon-kyung (17, Bangsan High School) swam in turn, recording a time of 3:56:66 , set a new Korean record.
In 2013, at the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Incheon, Kim Ji-hyeon, Baek Su-yeon, Park Jin-young, and Hwang Seo-jin collaborated to shorten the previous Korean record (3:59:82) by 3:16 in 9 years.
However, the national team was ranked 5th in Group 1 and 10th out of 15 countries, failing to advance to the final where the top 8 countries competed.
The 400m medley relay is an event in which four swimmers swim 100m each in the order of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.
Kim San-ha, who started as a backstroke swimmer, recorded 58 seconds 01. On the 13th, she reduced her own Korean record (58 seconds 02) for women’s 100m backstroke short course by 0.01 seconds in five days.
Heo Yeon-kyung, who competed in the 200m freestyle preliminaries prior to the team event, finished 21st out of 35 competitors with a time of 1:58:51, failing to win a ticket to the final in the top eight.
Meanwhile, the national team has set a total of 13 short course Korean records and 1 Asian record in this competition.