High School Student Yoon Ji-hwan Advances to the Semifinals

High school student Yoon Ji-hwan advances to the semifinals at the World Championships men’s 50m backstroke, coming in 9th place

Ji-hwan Yoon (18, Gangwon Physical Education High School) reached the semifinals at the World Aquatics Championships, where he participated for the first time.

Ji-hwan Yoon touched the touchpad in 25.01 seconds in the men’s 50m backstroke preliminaries at the 2024 International Aquatics Federation World Championships held at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar on the 17th, and ranked 9th out of 45 people,

securing a ticket to the semifinals for the top 16 people. 파워볼게임

On this day, Ji-hwan Yoon’s starting reaction time was 0.65 seconds, the 4th slowest among 45 people.

Although his lack of experience was evident at the start,

Ji-hwan Yoon improved his speed and advanced to the semifinals.

It has been seven years since Won Young-jun in 2017 that a Korean athlete advanced to the semifinals in the men’s 50m backstroke at the World Championships.

Ji-hwan Yoon aims to become the first Korean player to advance to the finals in this event and break the Korean record (24.93 seconds)

in the semifinals held on the morning of the 18th, Korean time.

Ji-hwan Yoon is the youngest Korean male swimmer competing at the Doha World Championships.

He set a personal best record of 24.96 seconds at the 2024 Swimming National Team Selection Competition held in November last year,

beating his seniors and taking first place.

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