Hwang Seon-woo surpasses Park Tae-hwan for the first time in 11 years… 200m freestyle at world championships

Hwang Seon-woo poses for a commemorative photo after winning the silver medal in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the 2022 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships held at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary on the 21st (Korean time). Provided by All That Sports.>

Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon Provincial Office) won the silver medal in the men’s 200 m freestyle at the long course (50 m) World Swimming Championships, surpassing Park Tae-hwan (33), the highest score ever for a Korean athlete.

Hwang Seon-woo set a new Korean record of 1:44.47 in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the 2022 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships held at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary on the 21st, following David Popovich (Romania, 1:43.21). Take a picture of the touchpad up. This is a record shortened by 0.15 seconds in less than a year from the Korean record (1:44.62) set in the qualifying round for the Tokyo Olympics last year. Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Tom Dean (UK) took the bronze medal with a time of 1:44.98.

With this, Hwang Seon-woo became the second Korean athlete in the management event of the World Championships in 11 years after Park Tae-hwan. He also achieved the best performance ever in this sport. Park Tae-hwan added a bronze medal in the men’s 200m freestyle event in Melbourne, Australia in 2007. He also won gold again in the men’s 400m freestyle at the 2011 Shanghai Games. He is the first in 15 years to win the 200m freestyle medal.

Looking at the world championships as a whole, Hwang Seon-woo became the third Korean athlete to win a medal at the 2019 Gwangju Games, including Kim Su-ji (Ulsan City Hall), who won the bronze medal in the women’s 1m springboard diving.

Only eight Korean athletes, including Hwang Seon-woo, have competed in the final in the long course world championship management event. In the men’s 200m freestyle, only Park Tae-hwan has competed in the final. After Park Tae-hwan, who placed 8th at the 2017 Budapest Games, Hwang Seon-woo reached the 200m freestyle final for the first time in five years as a Korean athlete.

Hwang Seon-woo split the current in lane 3. In lane 4, 18-year-old Shin Popovich was seated.

Hwang Seon-woo, who had the fastest starting reaction speed of 0.61 seconds, passed the first 50 m section in 4th place with a record of 24 seconds 68. He maintained fourth place even in the 100m section, but climbed to third place when passing the 150m section and climbed to second place in the last 50m section. Hwang Seon-woo’s 50m division records on this day were 24.36, 26.36, 26.61, and 27.14.

Popovich raced in second place up to the 100m section, then came in first place, rewriting the world junior record and winning a gold medal. Hwang Seon-woo was 1 second 26 ahead.



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