Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon Provincial Office), the ‘hope of Korean swimming’, expressed his thoughts on winning the world championship for the second time in a row.
On the 18th, through management company All That Sports Co., Ltd., Hwang Seon-woo said, “During the 200m freestyle preliminaries, I touched and injured my finger, but it is fortunate that I was able to advance to the final in 8th place. Many fans cheered me on and played the game with strength. I am happy to be able to do it,” he said. “Today is a very meaningful day for me because it is my second consecutive victory following the 2021 Abu Dhabi Short Course World Championships.”
Hwang Sun-woo took first place with a time of 1:39:72 in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the FINA Short Course (25m) World Swimming Championships held at the Sports and Aquatics Center in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first Korean athlete to win two gold medals in a row in the same event, and set a new tournament record and a new Asian record at the same time. 메이저사이트
In particular, Hwang Seon-woo shortened the Asian record (1:40:99) he set by 1:27 in two days in the men’s 800m relay final at this event. It was only 0.35 seconds away from the world record (1:39:37) set by Paul Biedermann (Germany) in 2009.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on the 19th that Minister Park Bo-kyun sent a congratulatory message to Hwang Seon-woo. Minister Park said, “I congratulate the whole nation on the fact that Hwang Seon-woo achieved the feat of two consecutive victories and wrote a new history in Korean swimming. It is even more meaningful because it was achieved in the basic event.” “The miraculous race that Hwang Seon-woo showed despite receiving an unfavorable lane (No. 8) in 2018 was a golden success that was not enough to impress the public. We will support Hwang Seon-woo’s future challenge with the people,” he said. Encouraged.
Hwang Seon-woo is scheduled to return to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the 20th.