Korean swimmer Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon-do Office), who returned home in gold, was confident that he would stand higher.
Hwang Seon-woo won the gold medal in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships held at the Sports and Aquatic Center in Melbourne, Australia on the 18th with a new Asian record of 1:39:72. This earned him his second consecutive gold medal in the event’s 200m freestyle.
It is a gold medal and a great record achieved in a situation where he was not in perfect condition due to a finger injury in the preliminary round. Hwang Seon-woo further raised his expectations for next year’s Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics.
On the afternoon of the 20th, Hwang Seon-woo returned home through Incheon International Airport. On the same day, according to <Newsis>, Hwang Seon-woo said, “I expected it to be difficult because I was not feeling well, but I got a satisfactory result.” “He learned a lot of skills in battery training this year, and his pace control has improved,” he said.스포츠토토
Regarding the finger injury that was injured in the preliminaries, he said, “I was injured in the action of touching while playing the game without hesitation. The pain continued with two hours left until the finals. It produced results,” he said.
He also laughed at competing with his rivals David Popovich (Romania, 1:40:79) and Tom Dean (United Kingdom, 1:40:86). Hwang Seon-woo said, “Both are still young, so I think they will compete in good faith until they retire. Through competition, we will be able to grow together.”
He showed confidence in participating in the Fukuoka World Aquatics Championships and Hangzhou Asian Games next year. Hwang Seon-woo said, “If I maintain this skill well in the 200m freestyle, I think I can climb to the highest place. I will be able to see many medals in the Asian Games swimming event.”