South Korean swimming ace Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon Province) won his first gold medal at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, winning six medals (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze), including gold in the men’s 200-meter freestyle and men’s 800-meter freestyle relay.
Kim Seo-young (Gyeongbuk Provincial Office), the 2019 100th National Games MVP who won silver in the women’s 400-meter medley relay at the Asian Games in a new Korean record, won gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle relay.
Heo Yeon-kyung (Bangsango) won the women’s high school 50-meter freestyle final in a Korean record time of 24.97.
Sprinter Kim Kook-young (Gwangju) won bronze in the men’s 400-meter relay in Hangzhou, returning to the men’s 100-meter crown after a four-year absence.
Hwang Sun-woo, a favorite for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at the 104th National Games, joined Yeon Hee-yoon, Yang Jae-hoon and Kim Woo-min (Gangwon-do) to win the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay in a time of 7:18.42 at the Mokpo Indoor Pool in Mokpo, Jeollanam-do on Friday.
After successfully claiming his first gold medal, Hwang will continue his quest for victory in the 200-meter freestyle (16), 400-meter freestyle relay (17), 100-meter freestyle (18) and 400-meter medley relay (19).
He will also swim in the 400-meter medley relay (18), which will be a trial event.
Hwang, who won back-to-back MVP awards at the 102nd edition of the Games, which was canceled due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the 103rd edition of the Games in Ulsan, which was held as usual, will attempt to become the first swimmer in history to win MVP honors for three consecutive years.
Kim Seo-young (Gyeongbuk Provincial Office), MVP of the 2019 100th National Games, won gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle relay with Choi Ji-won, Park Soo-jin, and Lee Do-ryun as part of the Gyeongbuk Select team, finishing first in 8:06.68. The team won its seventh consecutive national championship in the event.
After the race, Kim Seo-young said through her management company, All That Sports, “After the Asian Games, I was worried about recovering my physical condition, but I’m glad I had a good race in the 800-meter freestyle relay,” and added, “I was able to gain more strength by seeing my teammates doing their best before I was the last runner. I’m glad we were able to win gold together.” 먹튀검증
Diving sensation Woo Haram (NAM) won the men’s 3-meter springboard final with a total of 464.90 points from the first through sixth dives, ahead of Kim Young-nam (446.55 points – Jeju Provincial Office) and Lee Jae-kyung (441.30 points – Gwangju Metropolitan Sports Association).
Uharam finished fourth in the same event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, which concluded this month, behind Lee Jae-kyung (bronze).
In the women’s high school event, Heo Yeon-kyung (Bangsango) won the 50-meter freestyle final in a Korean record time of 24.97.
Sprinter Kim Kook-young, who won a bronze medal in the men’s 400-meter relay in Hangzhou, won the 100-meter final of the day in 10.35 seconds, ahead of Park Won-jin (10.40-Sokcho City Hall) and Lee Jun-hyuk (10.43-Ansan City Hall).
Kim Kook-young will try to win the 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay.
Kim Tae-hee (Iri Gong High School), the bronze medalist in the hammer throw at the Hangzhou Games, won the gold medal in the women’s high school final in the same event with a meet record of 60.22 meters.
She was nearly nine meters clear of second-place Park Ha-ran (Daejeon Cheego-51m33).
Roller skater Choi Kwang-ho, who won gold in Hangzhou, was the first to cross the finish line in the 1,000-meter final in 1:24.476.
On the same day, Choi’s wife, Lee Hae-won (Yeosu City Hall), won the same event in the women’s general category.