57 gold medals in management, diving, artistic swimming, water polo, and open water swimming,
including Hwang Seon-woo and Kim Woo-min,
the Korean business team aiming for the best record ever
Swimming is the sport with the most gold medals (57) at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games,
which start on September 23.
Korean swimming is also expected to record the best results ever.
The Asian Games swimming is largely divided into five events:
management, diving, artistic swimming, water polo, and open water swimming.
41 in Business (September 24-29), 10 in Diving (September 30-October 4),
Artistic Swimming (October 6-8) and Water Polo (September 24-October 8) Sunday)
Open Water Swimming (October 8-9), two gold medals each. 카지노사이트
Open Water Swimming
As open water swimming became an official event at the Asian Games for the first time,
there were two more gold medals than the 2018 Jakarta and Palembang Games (55 gold medals).
In the meantime, Korean swimming has only relied on ‘genius’ who appear intermittently in the Asian Games.
The late ‘Seal of Asia’ Cho Oh-ryun won two gold medals in men’s 400m and 1,500m freestyle at the 1970 Teheran Games and the 1974 Bangkok Games, and the ‘Asian Mermaid’ Choi Yoon-hee
won three gold medals at the 1982 New Delhi Games ( Women’s backstroke 100m/200m,
individual medley 200m), and won two gold medals at the 1986 Seoul Games (backstroke 100m/200m).
‘Marine Boy’ Park Tae-hwan wrote a new history in Korean swimming
by winning two consecutive gold medals at Doha in 2006 (men’s freestyle 200m, 400m, 1,500m)
Guangzhou in 2010 (freestyle 100m, 200m, 400m).
Korean swimmers, who did not win a single gold medal in Incheon in 2014,
avoided a no gold medal thanks to Kim Seo-young (North Gyeongsang Provincial Office)
winning the 200m women’s individual medley in Jakarta and Palembang in 2018.
The Korean swimming management team shows confidence
that it can surpass the previous record (4 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals)
achieved in the 2010 Guangzhou Games in Hangzhou.
After Park Tae-hwan, 13 years later, we expect to achieve the first 4 swimming crowns in Korean swimming
beyond the birth of 3 swimming crowns.
Kim Woo-min (Gangwon Provincial Office), the signboard for mid-to-long distance freestyle,
will challenge to win the men’s freestyle 400m, 800m, 1,500m, and relay 800m.
He confirmed his potential at the Fukuoka World Championships held in July.
Kim Woo-min broke his personal records in the men’s 400m freestyle preliminaries (3:44:50) and final (3:43:92),
landing in the top 5 in the world.
In the men’s 800m freestyle, with a time of 7:47.69, Park Tae-hwan set a Korean record of 7:49.93
(at the time, the record in the 1,500m event) at the London Olympics by 2.24 seconds and placed 14th.
There was no Asian player ahead of Kim Woo-min.
Kim Woo-min withdrew from the 1,500m freestyle at the Fukuoka World Championships,
but plans to compete in Hangzhou aiming for a gold medal.
Here, Kim Woo-min is a member of the men’s 800m relay, and along with his colleagues,
will challenge to win the first Asian Games team event in Korean swimming history.
Hwang Seon-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office), who succeeded in winning medals at the long course (50m)
world championships twice in a row for the first time in Korean swimming history (men’s 200m freestyle, 2nd in Budapest in 2022, 3rd in Fukuoka in 2023),
aims to win the 200m, 100m freestyle and 800m relay. .
Lee Ho-jun (Daegu City Hall), who finished sixth in the 200m freestyle final with Hwang Seon-wo
at the Fukuoka World Championships, is also a candidate for a medal at the Asian Games.
Korean Women’s Swimmer
Korean women’s swimmer Kim Seo-young will also challenge her second consecutive medal in the 200m and 400m individual medley (2nd place at the 2018 Jakarta Games).
In diving, it is difficult to win a gold medal as China, the world’s strongest in all events, is holding out,
but male and female star players Woo Ha-ram (National Sports Promotion Agency) and Kim Su-ji (Ulsan Metropolitan City)
are concentrating their efforts on training to reach the podium.
Woo Haram won one silver medal and three bronze medals
at the 2014 Incheon Games and two silver medals and two bronze medals
at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Games.
Wu Haram, who suffered a deep slump in 2022 and until the middle of this year due to a back injury,
wants to use this Hangzhou tournament as an opportunity to rebound.
Lee Ri-yeong (Busan Swimming Federation) and Heo Yoon-seo (Apgujeong High School)
are candidates for medalists in the artistic swimming duet category.
Korean Artistic Swimming
Korean Artistic Swimming failed to win medals in two competitions (Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta/Palembang in 2018)
after Park Hyun-ha and Park Hyun-seon won bronze in a duet at the 2010 Guangzhou Games.
The two, who placed 6th in the solo free (Hur Yoon-seo) and 9th in the solo technical (Lee Ri-young)
at the Fukuoka World Championships, said, “In Asia, we are also close to winning a medal.
We will prepare hard for the remaining time and aim for a medal at the Asian Games.”
Korean men’s water polo will try to win a medal for the first time in 33 years since the 1990 Beijing Games,
women’s water polo will stand on the Asian Games stage for the first time since the 2010 Guangzhou Games,
which was adopted as an official event.