Hwang Sun-woo (20-Gangwon Provincial Office) reaffirmed his status as Asia’s strongest swimmer in the 200m freestyle. Hwang’s dreams of reaching the top of the Asian podium have been set for the Paris Olympics. Hwang won the men’s 200m freestyle final in 1:44.40 on Sunday at the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Swimming Pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. After a disappointing bronze medal in the 100-meter freestyle (48.04) on Thursday, Hwang rebounded with his teammates to strike gold in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay on Friday, followed by a silver in the men’s 400-meter medley relay on Saturday, and a gold in the 200-meter freestyle. After the 200-meter freestyle, he was the final swimmer in the 400-meter medley relay that won bronze, making it two medals in one day .Becoming an Asian Games champion in her main event, the 200-meter freestyle, is a big deal. His joy was compounded by breaking his own Korean record (1:44.42) and the meet record held by Park Tae-hwan (1:44.80).His ‘rival’ Fan Zhanle (19-China), who finished second in 1:45.28, raised Hwang’s arm at the awards ceremony, a fitting tribute to the ‘champion’ .Hwang finished second (1:44.47) at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, and then third (1:44.42) in Fukuoka this year, completing a feat not even Park Tae-hwan had accomplished: winning two consecutive medals. Hwang also became the first Korean swimmer to win two gold medals at a single Asian Games in 13 years. Five years ago, on August 13, 2018, just five days before the start of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, the then third-year Seoul weightlifter won three gold medals in the 50-meter butterfly, 800-meter freestyle relay, and 400-meter medley relay at the Presidential National Swimming Championships and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).In the meantime, Hwang had become a fixture on the Korean national swimming team, and his two consecutive medals at the World Championships confirmed his international competitiveness .In terms of his career, Hwang is following in the footsteps of Park Tae-hwan, the “greatest Korean swimmer of all time .Park won 14 Asian Games medals (6 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze), 4 Olympic medals (1 gold, 3 silver), and 3 World Championship medals (2 gold, 1 bronze) in the long course (50 meters).With 400 meters remaining in the men’s medley relay, Hwang Sun-woo has five Asian Games medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze).He is currently tied for second on the single Asian Games swimming medal list, and one more medal would put him in sole possession of second place behind Park Tae-hwan (7 in Doha 2006 and 7 in Guangzhou 2010).With two World Championship medals already under his belt, Hwang will become only the second South Korean swimmer in history to win both an Asian Games and World Championship medal, joining Park Tae-hwan. At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Hwang became the first Korean and first Asian 카지노사이트 swimmer to finish in the 100-meter freestyle at an Olympic Games since Dani Atsushi (JPN) at Melbourne 1956.

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