Korean swimming hope Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon-do Office) achieved her second consecutive victory in the 200m freestyle at the Short Course (25m) World Championships.
Hwang Seon-woo was the first to hit the touchpad with a record of 1:39:72 in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the 2022 International Swimming Federation Short Course World Championships held at the Sports and Aquatic Center in Melbourne, Australia on the 18th.
With this, Hwang Seon-woo won the gold medal in the 200m freestyle event twice in a row. He won first place with a time of 1:41:60 at the 15th competition held in Abu Dhabi, UAE last year, and colored his first medal in a major competition gold.
Hwang Seon-woo shortened the 200m short course freestyle Korean and Asian record of 1:40:99 by 1:27 in the men’s 800m relay final held on the 16th.
Hwang Seon-woo, who became the first swimmer in the 800m relay final, 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 broke the record again in two days.
The first swimmer’s record in the team event is also recognized as the individual event record for the same stroke and distance.
Prior to this event, Hwang’s personal best record was 1:41:17, which was set when he won the gold medal at the third event of the International Swimming Federation Management World Cup series held in Doha, Qatar in October last year.
In addition, Hwang Seon-woo shortened the previous tournament record (1:40:95) set by Danas Lapsis (Lithuania) at the 2018 Hangzhou Games in China by 1 second and 23 seconds.
It is also the second-highest record ever, just 0.35 seconds behind the world record (1:39:37) set by Paul Biedermann (Germany) at the Business World Cup in November 2009.
The second place in the short course men’s 200m freestyle was 1:40.83, set by Biederman in November 2008. In 2008 and 2009, when Biederman set a new world record and second place, it was before full-body swimsuits made of polyurethane were banned. Hwang Seon-woo’s record is the best record in the 200m freestyle since wearing full-body swimsuits was banned.
Rival David Popovic (Romania), who won the 100m and 200m freestyle at the Long Course (50m) World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary in June of this year, came second with a time of 1:40:79, with a gap of 1:07 with Hwang Seon-woo. .
Tom Dean (Great Britain), the 200m freestyle gold medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last year, took third place with a time of 1:40:86.
In the preliminaries held this morning, Hwang Sun-woo finished 8th out of 46 with a time of 1 minute 42 seconds 44, and took the last train to the final.토토사이트
He was assigned lane 8 at a disadvantage for the race due to finishing in 8th place. Lane 8 is affected by the water flow caused by players in the middle lane with good records, so the water resistance is greater than other lanes and it is difficult to check the competitors.
However, Hwang Sun-woo, who jumped into the water with a reaction speed of 0.65 seconds, was the first to succeed in taking a touchpad while maintaining the 25m section record in 12 seconds.
Hwang Seon-woo, who took the lead by running the first 25m section in 10.83 seconds, passed the 50m point in second place after Popovich, but passed the 50-75m section in 12.66 seconds and took the lead again.
Hwang Seon-wu, who briefly fell to second place after being pushed by Dean in the 100m section, ran the 100-125m section in 12.58 seconds and rose to first place again.
After that, Hwang Seon-woo never gave up the lead and finished the golden run. In the final 25m, he set a time of 12.72 seconds, easily passing his competitors.