Lee Ho-jun won the bronze medal, and
Korean swimming star Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office) won the men’s 200m freestyle at the Asian Games. He performed a ‘golden performance’ and became the first Korean team member to win ‘two gold medals’ in swimming management.
Hwang Seon-woo took the top spot with a new competition record (1 minute 44.40 seconds) in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool on the 27th. The previous competition record holder was none other than Park Tae-hwan (34, retired , 1 minute 44.80 seconds). It was only 0.01 seconds short of the Asian record (1 minute 44.39 seconds) held by Chinese swimming레고토토 hero Sun Yang (32), whose hometown is Hangzhou.
He became the last swimmer in the 800m relay two days ago, becoming the first relay event gold medalist in Korean swimming history, and collected his second gold medal in this competition. Second place was China’s Fan Zhanle (19, 1 minute 45.28 seconds), and teammate Lee Ho-jun (22, Daegu City Hall , 1 minute 45.56 seconds), who crossed the water right next to her, took the bronze medal. It has been 21 years since Korean men’s swimming produced two medalists in the management event at the Asian Games since the 2002 Busan Games in the 1,500m freestyle (second place Cho Seong-mo and third place Han Gyu-cheol).
Hwang Seon-woo, the strongest player in this sport, announced his golden prospects early on. Although he was visibly conserving his strength, he finished the preliminaries in first place overall (1 minute, 47.08 seconds), easily securing a spot in the eight-person finals.
Hwang Seon-woo, who was assigned the best lane 4, passed the first 50 meters in first place (24.33 seconds). And he did not give up the lead even once, but went back and hit the touchpad.
Sunwoo Hwang won a silver medal at the Budapest World Aquatics Championships last year and a bronze medal at the Fukuoka Games last July with a new Korean record (1 minute 44.42 seconds), making him the first Korean athlete to win a medal at two consecutive world championships. And in his first Asian Games, he announced to the world that he had no rivals in Asia.
Hwang Sun-woo, who won his second gold medal, became the first Korean swimmer to win two or more gold medals in a single Asian Games 13 years after Park Tae-hwan, who won three gold medals at the 2010 Guangzhou Games.