‘Renaissance’ Korean swimming wins 2 new Korean records, 13 new competition records in 2 days
After breaking 14 Korean records at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, Korean swimming has continued its record-breaking performance at the National Games.
At the 104th Jeonnam National Sports Games, which opened on Wednesday, two new Korean records and 13 new meet records were set in swimming events through Friday.
Both Korean records set at the Games have come from swimming events, and more than a quarter of the total number of new records (40 as of 6:30 p.m. on Friday) have come from swimming.
This is a tremendous achievement considering that swimming has only been in competition for two days out of 14.
Swimmers have been setting Korean records since the first day of competition.
Short-course swimmer Baek In-cheol (Busan Jung-gu Office), who won gold in the men’s 50-meter butterfly at the Hangzhou Asian Games in a Korean record (23.29), won the men’s 50-meter butterfly final on Thursday, setting a new Korean record of 23.15.
The next day, on the 15th, women’s freestyle swimmer Heo Yeon-kyung (Bangsan High School) won gold in the 50-meter freestyle final in a new Korean record of 24.97 seconds.
Heo broke the Korean record in the women’s 100-meter freestyle (54.70) at the Hangzhou Asian Games and made history again at this event.
The record production hasn’t even begun yet.
On the 16th, Korean swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon-do) will begin his individual competition.
After ‘warming up’ with a gold medal in the men’s 800m freestyle relay on Friday, Hwang will challenge his own Korean record in the 200m freestyle on Saturday and the 100m freestyle on Sunday.
Hwang set a South Korean record of 47.56 seconds in the men’s 100-meter freestyle at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021, when he was a student at Seoul Chego.
Last month, he set a Korean record of 1:44.40 in the men’s 200-meter freestyle at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
South Korean swimming’s record-setting streak was predictable.
The national swimming team kicked off a “renaissance” in Hangzhou last month with a slew of records.
The management team won six gold, six silver and 10 bronze medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games and broke 14 Korean records in the six relay events they competed in. 파워볼분석