Hwang Seon-woo, 2nd consecutive World Championship winner “Worrying about giving up due to a finger injury, 2nd consecutive victory is meaningful”

 Korean swimmer Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon-do Office) accomplished the feat of winning two consecutive gold medals in the 200m freestyle at the FINA Short Course (25m) World Swimming Championships. Despite suffering a finger injury during the preliminaries, Hwang Seon-woo did not give up and displayed a fighting spirit, leading to valuable results.

Hwang Seon-woo was the first out of eight athletes to touch the touchpad with a time of 1:39:72 in the men’s 200m freestyle final held at the Sports and Aquatics Center in Melbourne, Australia on the 18th.

Hwang Seon-woo, who won the championship in the same event last year and competed as a ‘defending champion’, became the first Korean player to win two consecutive victories.

In particular, the time of 1:39:72 recorded in the finals is a new tournament record and a new Asian record. Two days ago, in the men’s relay 800m final, he shortened his own Asian record (1:40:99) by 1:27 in two days, breaking his personal first personal record of 1:40.

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

In the preliminaries held this morning, Hwang Seon-woo, who finished 3rd in 4 groups and 8th out of 46 participants with a time of 1:42:44, and reached the finals with the ‘last train’, showed off his strength in the finals.

In particular, Hwang Seon-woo showed a fighting spirit even though he injured his right middle finger during the final touch of the preliminary match. He had a lot of swelling and pain in his fingers, but he took painkillers and made the best performance in the final.

Hwang Seon-woo, who started from lane 8, marked first place with a time of 10.83 from his first 25m.

Hwang Seon-woo, who was pushed to second place after David Popovich (Romania) by taking the 50m section in 23.26 seconds, regained the first place in the following 75m section with 35.92 seconds.

Since then, it has never lost its lead. Hwang Seon-woo, who ran the 100m section in 48 seconds and 88 seconds, widened his distance from the second place as it continued toward the end of the race.

In the end, when the last 200m section was completed, the gap with Popovich widened to 1 second 07. Following Hwang Seon-woo and Popovich, Tom Dean (Great Britain) marked 3rd place with a time of 1:40:86. 메이저사이트

After the tournament, Hwang Seon-woo told the Korea Swimming Federation, “I made a mistake in the touch area during the preliminaries, so my second and third fingers were bent, causing a lot of swelling and pain.”

“Because I was in so much pain, the coaches discouraged me from participating, saying, ‘I think it will be difficult.’ “Let’s see” led to good results. It was a satisfying race,” he said.

Hwang Seon-woo, who won the tournament for the second time in a row following last year, smiled, saying, “I won another gold medal at the Melbourne event.

Furthermore, he said, “I gained strength thanks to the many Korean fans who came to the Melbourne Stadium to support me. I will continue to become a better swimmer with better results.