Hwang Sun-woo wins the 200m freestyle world championships... 3 consecutive medals

Following Kim Woo-min in the 400m freestyle, Hwang Sun-woo also won gold… Best score ever

Korean swimming ace Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office) performed a 'golden swim' in the men's 200m freestyle at the World Championships.

Sunwoo Hwang was the first to touch the pad with a time of 1 minute 44.75 seconds in the men's 200m freestyle final at the 2024 International Aquatics Federation World Championships held at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, on the 14th (Korean time).

He beat second place Danas Rapsis (28, Lithuania), who finished the race in 1 minute 45.05 seconds, by 0.30 seconds.

Hwang Seon-woo, who became the first Korean swimmer to win a medal at two consecutive World Championships by taking second place (1 minute 44.47 seconds) in Budapest in 2022 and third place (1 minute 44.42 seconds) in Fukuoka in 2023, won three times in Doha.

Climbed to the podium in succession.

His third personal World Championship medal was gold.

This is the first time that a Korean athlete won a gold medal in the 200m freestyle.

Thanks to Hwang Sun-woo's performance, Korean swimming won its fourth gold medal at the World Championships.

Previously, Park Tae-hwan (34) won gold for the first time in Korea in the 400m freestyle at the 2007 Melbourne Games, and struck gold in the same event in Shanghai in 2011.

Kim Woo-min (22, Gangwon Provincial Office), who started a renaissance in Korean swimming with Hwang Sun-woo, won the men's 400m freestyle event on the 12th, becoming the first Korean gold medalist in 13 years since Park Tae-hwan.

With Hwang Sun-woo standing at the top of the podium in the 200m freestyle, Korean swimming achieved a brilliant achievement by winning two or more gold medals for the first time in a single world championship.


Pub: 20 Feb 2024 02:34 UTC
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