Korean swimmer Hwang Seon-woo “I will aim for the first gold medal in the Asian Games team event”

February 8, 2023 0 Comments

Hwang Seon-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office), the star of Korean swimming, set his sights on winning the gold medal in the team event at the Asian Games for the first time ever.

Hwang Seon-woo expressed his determination for the new season in an interview before leaving for training in Australia on the 8th, saying, “I think it is important to not give up and go to the end because the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka and the Asian Games in Hangzhou will be held this year.” The ‘Hangzhou Asian Games Special Strategy Training Team’ consisting of Hwang Seon-woo, Lee Ho-jun (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall), Kim Woo-min, and Yang Jae-hun (above Gangwon Provincial Office) left for Queensland, Australia, for the second round of 토토사이트overseas training.

Hwang Seon-woo is aiming for Korea’s first Asian Games medal in the 100m and 200m freestyle, as well as the 800m relay relay, the main events of this year’s Asian Games. He said, “Currently, the 800m relay is maintaining the No. 1 Asian record.”

Korea’s best relay relay record ever at the Asian Games was the silver medal in the 800m relay at the 1994 Hiroshima Games jointly by Ji Sang-jun, Woo-chul, Woo Won-ki, and Bang Seung-hun. Hwang Seon-woo was confident that he could surpass his previous performance in this Asian Games. He said, “I don’t think the current Korean record for the 800m relay is a record set by raising individual athletes’ abilities to the maximum. We can advance the record sufficiently,” he expressed confidence. Hwang Seon-woo, Lee Ho-jun, Kim Woo-min, and Yang Jae-hun, who are members of the current national team, set a Korean record of 6 minutes and 49 seconds in the men’s relay 800m final at the 16th Short Course (25m) World Swimming Championships held in Melbourne, Australia last December, and placed 4th, the highest ever in the event. went up

The special strategy training team will train until the 15th of next month at the Miami Swimming Club in Gold Coast, Queensland, coached by former Australian management team leader Richard Skalls. Coach Skals has a reputation as a leader specializing in short and medium-distance freestyle. Hwang Seon-woo said, “There are some difficult parts because the training program is tailored to middle-distance runners,” but also added, “I think it will definitely help to build stamina. If that base goes well, it will help prepare for this season, including sprinters. The

Hangzhou Asian Games, which were postponed for a year in the aftermath of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) in China, will open on September 23 this year. Seon-Woo Hwang said, the World Aquatics Championships, which will be held in Fukuoka, Japan on July 14, is also an important stage. Hwang Seon-woo said, “I am focusing on breaking personal records in the 100m and 200m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships. In addition, the relay 800m I want to go beyond the 6th place I set at the Budapest event and rise to a higher rank.”

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