Hwang Seon-woo at 100m/200m freestyle, 800m relay team competition, challenge for three gold medals

Asian Games Medal Prospective, Hwang Seon-woo

“It’s a tight schedule, but I’ll overcome it with superhuman strength”

Asian Games

On August 13, 2018, five days before the opening of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang,

Hwang Seon-woo (currently, Gangwon-do Provincial Office),

a senior at Seoul Weight, won 토토사이트 three gold medals in the 50m butterfly,

800m relay, and 400m medley relay at the Presidential Cup National Swimming Championships.

Became the MVP.

Hwang Seon-woo

Hwang Seon-woo is the signboard of the Korean swimming team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open on September 23, 2023.

Within 5 years, Hwang Seon-woo has established himself as a business player that the world pays attention to.

Hwang Seon-woo set a new Asian record and a world junior record of 47 seconds 56 in the men’s 100m freestyle semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics held in 2021,

became the first Korean athlete and Asian athlete in 65 years since Atsushi Dani (Japan) in the 1956 Melbourne Games.

Reached the final in this event at the Olympics.

Korean Record

In the 200m freestyle preliminaries, after setting a new Korean record and world junior record of 1:44:62 at the time, and advancing to the semifinals, as a Korean athlete, he reached the Olympic management final nine years after Park Tae-hwan in 2012 London, and took seventh place.

At the Long Course (50m) World Championships, he placed second in the men’s 200m freestyle at the 2022 Budapest event (1:44:47) and third at the 2023 Fukuoka event (1:44:42).

Park Tae-hwan achieved the splendid achievement of ‘obtaining a medal twice in a row’, which was not achieved.

Hwang Seon-woo, who has already confirmed his competitiveness at the world championships, moves to the Asian Games to challenge for multiple gold medals.


In Hangzhou, Hwang Sun-woo aims to win the 100m and 200m freestyle in individual events and the 800m relay in the team event.

In the 200m freestyle, Hwang Seon-woo is the strongest contender.

Hwang Seon-woo and Lee Ho-jun (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall) were the only Asian players who reached the final stage of the 2023 Fukuoka World Championships (8 people).

At that time, Hwang Seon-woo ranked 3rd and Lee Ho-jun ranked 6th.

In the 200m freestyle in Hangzhou, if Hwang Sun-woo and Lee Ho-jun continue Fukuoka’s momentum,

a thrilling scene will be created in which a Korean swimmer dominates the gold and silver medals for the first time in the history of the Asian Games.

If Hwang Seon-woo, who aspires to enter the ‘1:43 invitation’,

achieves his goal in Hangzhou, he can become the new owner of Sun Yang’s men’s 200m freestyle Asian record (1:44:39).

In the 100m freestyle, Hwang Seon-woo is not guaranteed to win.

Fukuoka World Championships

At the World Championships in Fukuoka, Hwang Seon-woo unfortunately failed to advance to the final by placing ninth in the semifinals with a time of 48.08 seconds.

China’s rising star, Pan Zhanle, advanced to the final and placed fourth with a time of 47.43 seconds.

Panjanler, who holds the Asian record of 47.42 seconds for freestyle personal best,

is ahead of Hwang Seon-woo, who holds the previous Asian record (47.56 seconds).

Hwang Seon-woo admitted, “In the 100m freestyle,

the gap between me and Panzilla has widened.”

First of all, Hwang Seon-woo set the goal of breaking the personal best record in the 100m freestyle at the Hangzhou Games.

If you exceed your own record, you can win the competition with Panzilla.

In fact, the biggest variable in the multi-crown challenge is stamina.

At the World Championships in Fukuoka, Hwang Seon-woo held the final of the 200m freestyle on July 25,

followed by the preliminary and semifinals of the 100m freestyle on the 26th.

Due to the aftereffects of the tight schedule, she suffered from a cold

in the preliminary and finals of the 800m relay on July 28.

After the World Championships, Hwang Seon-woo said,

“We have to cover up our innately weak stamina with training.”

At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, Hwang Seon-woo will compete in the 100m freestyle preliminary and final on September 24, the 800m relay 800m preliminary and final on the 25th.

On the 26th, after competing in the men’s medley relay 400m preliminary and final, on the 27th,

the main event, the 200m freestyle 200m freestyle, has to digest the murderous schedule of the preliminary and final.

Hwang Seon-woo pledged, “I will overcome it by exerting superhuman strength in the Asian Games.”

Triple Crown in Korean Swimming

If Hwang Seon-woo overcomes the murderous schedule with superhuman strength, Choi Yoon-hee (1982 New Delhi Women’s Backstroke 100m·200m, Individual Medley 200m), Park Tae-hwan (2006 Doha Men’s Freestyle 200m·400m·1,500m,

Guangzhou 2010 Guangzhou Freestyle 100m · 200m · 400m), the third Asian Games triple crown in Korean swimming is born.

If Kim Woo-min (Gangwon Provincial Office) joins the freestyle middle and long distance, it will be possible to write a new history in Korean swimming where two triple crowns appear in the same event.

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