Korean Swimming’s Golden Generation, ‘Heavily Betting on Medals’

Korean Swimming’s Golden Generation, ‘Heavily Betting on Medals’, Returns Home After World Championships

Kim Woo-min and Hwang Sun-woo, a ‘golden chorus’ in the 400m and 200m freestyle, and the men’s 800m relay also won the first silver medal in World Championship history.

At the 2024 International Swimming Federation World Championships, the Korean swimming team, which recorded the best performance in swimming history, made a golden return.

Representative athletes who opened a new path for Korean swimming in Doha, Qatar, including Kim Woo-min (22, Gangwon Provincial Office) and Hwang Sun-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office), returned through Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 19th.

Athletes who climbed to the podium in this competition appeared at the arrival hall with medals around their necks. 카지노사이트위키

In particular, Kim Woo-min and Hwang Sun-woo won gold medals in the 400m and 200m freestyle, respectively, and silver medals in the 800m relay.

The Doha World Championships medal is decorated with pearls and is as big as a child’s fist.

Kim Woo-min looked back on the competition, saying, “Because of good teamwork, we are being called the golden generation and are continuing to achieve good results.

We had very good teamwork during training, which was helpful.”

Sunwoo Hwang said, “It was hard for everyone to handle the high-intensity training in Australia, but I am satisfied with the good results thanks to everyone persevering.”

The Doha World Championships were held from the 2nd to the 19th of this month, and the management event began on the 11th.

Diving and artistic swimming athletes who completed their schedules earlier have already returned home.

The most brilliant achievement was the ‘golden duo’ that won the gold medal.

Kim Woo-min won a surprise gold medal in the men’s 400m freestyle final, giving Korean swimming its first World Championships gold medal in 13 years since Park Tae-hwan in the same event at the 2011 Shanghai Games.

Although many of the world’s top athletes did not participate in this competition in preparation for the Paris Olympics, Kim Woo-min was the first to touch the pad in the 400m freestyle, where most of the strong athletes participated.

Sun-Woo Hwang won the men’s 200m freestyle and finally collected a gold medal in this event, following a silver medal at the 2022 Budapest Games and a bronze medal at the 2023 Fukuoka Games.

Kim Woo-min, Hwang Sun-woo, Lee Ho-jun (23, Jeju City Hall), Yang Jae-hoon (25, Gangwon Provincial Office), and Lee Yu-yeon (23, Goyang City Hall) combined their efforts to win a silver medal, the first team medal in Korean swimming history, in the men’s 800m relay.

This is a historic medal achieved jointly by the relay team, which trained through four weeks of intensive training in Gold Coast, Australia last month.

At the Doha World Championships, the Korean management team achieved its best performance ever by winning two gold medals and one silver medal.

Korea, which previously won two bronze medals in diving, finished the competition in 8th place with two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.

Korean swimming, which had never even ranked 10th overall, entered the ‘quarterfinals’ of the World Championships.

President of the Korea Swimming Federation Jeong Chang-hoon, who arrived at the airport in advance and waited for the athletes, said, “I am very happy that we won a medal while reducing the record significantly.

Since it was a competition held ahead of the Paris Olympics, I think it will have a better effect at the Olympics.”

Lee Jeong-hoon, the general manager of the national swimming team, who returned to Korea with the players, also gave credit to the players, saying, “I was not in very good shape after returning from the training camp in Australia.

However, these results were achieved thanks to the players enduring the difficult training.”

There were quite a few athletes who did not stand on the podium, but achieved valuable achievements that will remain in Korean swimming history.

Sunwoo Hwang became the first Korean athlete to advance to the finals of the 100m freestyle finals and finished in 5th place, his highest ranking.

Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalist Baek In-cheol (23, Busan Jung-gu Office) became the first Korean athlete to reach the finals in the men’s 50m butterfly, finishing in 7th place.

Lee Joo-ho (29, Seogwipo City Hall), the eldest member of the Korean management team, took 5th place in the 200m backstroke final, recording the highest ranking in Korean backstroke history.

Park Soo-jin (24, Gyeongbuk Provincial Office) became the first Korean athlete to advance to the finals in the women’s 200m butterfly since Ahn Se-hyun at the 2017 Budapest Games and placed 8th.

The players who returned to Korea on this day will begin preparations for the 2024 National Management Team selection match, which will open at the Gimcheon Indoor Swimming Pool on the 22nd of next month.

This competition, which also serves as the KB Financial Korea Swimming Championship, will determine the athletes who will participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics to be held in July.

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