Miracle race…

Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon-do Office), a sign of Korean swimming, advanced to the finals with a finger injury in the 200m freestyle at the Short Course (25m) World Swimming Championships, but made it to the final round. He set a new Asian record again and won gold medals in the event twice in a row.

On the last day of the 2022 International Swimming Federation (FINA) Short Course World Swimming Championships held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Center in the afternoon of the 18th, Hwang Seon-woo won the gold medal in the men’s 200m freestyle final with a new Asian record of 1:39:72 and succeeded in winning the tournament for the second consecutive time. did.

In the men’s relay 800m final held on the 16th, the Korean national team became the first swimmer and shortened the previous Asian record (1:40:99) by 1:27 in two days.

The record of the first swimmer in the team event is recognized as the individual event record for the same stroke and distance.

It also broke the previous record (1:40:95) set by Danas Lapsis (Lithuania) at the 2018 Hangzhou Games in China.

It was a good record, 0.35 seconds behind the world record (1:39:37) set by Paul Biedermann (Germany) in 2009.

Hwang Seon-woo was the only player who broke the 1 minute and 40 second barrier that day.

David Popovic (Romania, 1:40:79), who won two gold medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle at the Long Course (50m) World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary this year, took second place, with a gap of 1 second 07 with Hwang Seon-woo. .

The bronze medal went to Tom Dean (Great Britain, 1:40:86), gold medalist in the 200m freestyle at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held last year.

In the preliminaries held this morning, Hwang Seon-woo finished 8th out of 46 competitors with a time of 1:42.44, and joined the final lineup of 8 competitors.

Hwang Seon-woo injured his right middle finger during the final touch of the qualifying match. His finger was very swollen and painful, but he took painkillers and pushed through to the finals.토토

In addition, in the finals, where he was injured, he split the water in the outermost lane 8, where it was not easy to check the competitors, but he achieved the feat of winning first place.

Hwang Seon-woo, who jumped into the water with a start reaction speed of 0.65 seconds, was the first to turn the first 25m section and gave up first place to Popovich in the 50m section. Afterwards, after finishing the 75m section first, he was pushed back by Dean in the 100m section and fell to second place, but from the 125m section, he never gave up first place and completed the gold medal race.

Hwang Seon-woo also achieved two consecutive victories in the 200m freestyle at the Short Course World Championships.

Hwang Seon-woo won his first gold medal in a major tournament with a record of 1:41:60 at the 15th event held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December last year.

At the time, Hwang Seon-woo’s medal was the first gold medal won at the Short Course World Championships in five years for a Korean player since Park Tae-hwan, who won three gold medals in 2016.

Meanwhile, in the women’s medley relay 400m preliminaries held this morning, Kim San-ha (Anyang City Hall), Moon Su-ah (Seoul Body Weight), Kim Seo-young (Gyeongbuk Provincial Office), and Huh Yeon-gyeong (Bangsan High School) set a new Korean record of 3 minutes 56 seconds 66.

Although he finished in 10th place out of 16 participating countries, he broke the previous Korean record (3:59:82) jointly held by Kim Ji-hyeon, Baek Su-yeon, Park Jin-young, and Hwang Seo-jin at the 4th Incheon Indoor and Martial Arts Asian Games in 2013 in 9 years. 3 seconds 16 ahead.

In the medley relay, in which four swimmers run in the order of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle, Kim San-ha, who was in charge of the first section as a backstroke swimmer, set a time of 58 seconds 01, breaking the Korean record for women’s 100m short course set on the 13th by 0.01 second in five days. shortened

The Korea Swimming Federation provides a reward of 1 million won to an individual athlete who sets a new Korean record in a long course event and 2 million won to a team event team. However, there are no regulations regarding the reward for short course Korean records.

Regarding this, the federation said, “It is because of issues such as equity as short course competitions are not operated in Korea,” and “We plan to support after revising related regulations through holding domestic short course competitions in the future.”

After Hwang Seon-woo’s golden performance, the management team, which set a total of 14 short course Korean records and 2 Asian records with only 8 players, will return home on the afternoon of the 20th