Hwang Seon-woo waiting for the first sortie at the Short Course World Championships
Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon Provincial Office), ‘the signboard of Korean swimming’, starts a race to split the golden water for the second year in a row.
While the ‘2022 International Swimming Federation (FINA) Short Course World Swimming Championships’ opened in Melbourne, Australia on the 13th, Hwang Seon-woo split the water for the first time in the men’s 100m freestyle on the 14th. If they pass both the preliminaries and semi-finals of the 100m freestyle held on this day, they will compete in the final scheduled for 5:42 pm (Korean time) on the 15th.
Hwang Seon-woo set a new Korean record of 46 seconds and 34 seconds in the men’s 100m freestyle final at the ‘2021 Short Course World Swimming Championships’ held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last December and took 6th place. Considering that he has grown more over the past year, it is not impossible to enter the medal table.
If she successfully completes the 100m freestyle, the first event of this event, she can expect a second consecutive victory in the 200m freestyle event scheduled for the final day of the event on the 18th. Hwang Seon-woo earned his first gold medal in a major event last year with a record of 1:41:60 in the 200m freestyle.
The variable is Hwang Seon-woo’s condition. In an interview before leaving Korea on the 9th, Hwang Seon-woo said, “Actually, the preparation period for this tournament is short, so it will be a little difficult to expect results like last year.”
Nevertheless, expectations for Hwang Seon-woo are bound to be high. In particular, his confrontation with his rival Popovic (Romania) is receiving worldwide attention. Popovich won the 100m and 200m freestyle at the Long Course World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary in June, and broke the 100m freestyle world record (46.86 seconds) at the European Championships in Rome in August, taking a step ahead of competitors. . 스포츠토토
However, the best short course record is Hwang Seon-woo. Hwang Seon-woo’s best time in the 200m short course freestyle was 1:41:60, recorded at the time of winning last year, and Popovich’s best record was 1:42:12, recorded at the Kazan Short Course European Championships last year. Hwang Seon-woo said, “Popovich is a really great player who has set a great record in the long course.
Meanwhile, Gangwon Provincial Office Kim Woo-min and Yang Jae-hun are also selected as national representatives to participate in this competition. The men’s national team, consisting of Gangwon-do Provincial Office trio and Lee Ho-jun (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall), will challenge for the first ever medal in the 800m relay relay, a team event.