200m freestyle champion Hwang Sun-woo challenges for his first ever medal in the 100m freestyle

Hwang Seon-woo (21, Gangwon Provincial Office), the ‘signature of Korean swimming’, has set another milestone.

Sunwoo Hwang captured the touchpad in 47.93 seconds in the men’s 100m freestyle semifinals at the 2024 World Championships held at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar on the 15th, and advanced to the finals (top 8) in 3rd place out of 16 people.

Sunwoo Hwang is celebrating after winning the men’s 200m freestyle event held on the 14th.

He is the first Korean athlete to advance to the men’s 100m freestyle finals at the World Championships. ‘Marine Boy’ Park Tae-hwan, who won the first medal for Korean swimming at the Olympics and World Championships, also failed to make it to the finals in the 100m freestyle. Hwang Sun-woo, who became Korea’s first World Aquatics Championships 200m freestyle champion, will also attempt to win Korea’s first medal in the 100m freestyle. The men’s freestyle finals will be held at 1:21 a.m. on the 16th. 파워볼사이트

Sunwoo Hwang, who raced in lane 3 in group 1 of the semifinals, took second place after Italy’s Alessandro Miresi (25), who recorded 47.88 seconds in lane 4. In the second group that followed, the only player with a better record than Hwang Sun-woo was China’s Fan Zhanle (19). Pan Zanler took first place overall with a time of 47.73 seconds.

Hwang Sun-woo is the first Korean athlete to advance to the 100m freestyle finals at the World Aquatics Championships. Hwang Sun-woo, who failed to advance to the finals by placing 11th in the semi-finals of the 2022 Budapest Games and 9th in the semi-finals of last year’s Fukuoka Games, advanced to the finals in the second and third rounds and will challenge for his first Korean swimming 100m freestyle medal.

Hwang Seon-woo (below) competes in the men’s 100m freestyle finals held on the 15th.

When Hwang Sun-woo was in his third year of high school, he captured the world’s attention by becoming the first Asian athlete to reach the finals in 65 years and place 5th in the men’s 100m freestyle at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. In the semifinals, Hwang Sun-Woo rewrote his Asian record with a time of 47.56 seconds. However, unlike the 200m freestyle, where he succeeded in shortening the record every time he entered the water, he was no longer able to break the record in the 100m freestyle, and other than the bronze medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, he has no other winning experience.

Meanwhile, China’s Fan Zhanle emerged as Asia’s strongest 100m freestyle athlete. Fan Zhanle, who won the gold medal in the men’s 100m freestyle at the Hangzhou Asian Games last year by breaking the Asian record by 46.97 seconds, became the first swimmer in the 400m relay final at the Doha World Aquatics Championships and rewrote the world record by recording 46.80. The first swimmer’s record in a relay is also recognized as a personal record.

Hwang Sun-woo’s determination is also extraordinary as he has reached the ’47 seconds’ record in about 2 years and 7 months since the Tokyo Olympics. After winning the gold medal in the 200m freestyle on the 14th, Sunwoo Hwang said, “I will use my remaining strength to win medals in the events I participate in, including the 100m freestyle and the 800m relay.” If Hwang Sun-woo, who won three medals at the World Aquatics Championships, adds a medal in the 100m freestyle, he will surpass Park Tae-hwan and Kim Su-ji (three more) and become the Korean athlete with the most medals at the World Aquatics Championships. 온라인카지노

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