Hwang Sun-woo will compete in the 200-meter freestyle at the World Aquatics Championships today.
The future of South Korean swimming, Hwang Sun-woo, starts the 200-meter freestyle today at the World Championships in Japan. He is aiming for a second consecutive medal at the world championships, a feat not accomplished by Park Tae-hwan. ‘Marine Boy’ Park Tae-hwan won the first Olympic gold medal in Korean swimming history. Hwang Sun-woo is on track to win back-to-back medals at the World Aquatics Championships. At the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Hwang will be competing in his main event, the 200-meter freestyle. Hwang won a silver medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the 2022 World Championships in Hungary last June, behind Romania’s David Popovic. It was the first time in 11 years that a South Korean athlete had won a medal in the event since Park Tae-hwan’s 400m gold in 2011. This time around, Hwang is focusing on the 200-meter freestyle. “In the 200 meters, I have the idea that I have to be on the podium.” In the past year, the competition has only grown. Popovic 바카라사이트 broke the 1:42 barrier at the European Championships in August last year, while China’s Fan Zanler clocked 1:44.65 in May this year. Britain’s Matthew Richards and Thomas Dean and Japan’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto are also among the contenders. The strongest competitor is undoubtedly Popovich. I’m in the position of catching up, so if I don’t put any pressure on myself and keep reducing my time, I think I can close the gap As of this year, Hwang’s record is the best. Hwang’s best time this year is 1:44.61, while Popovic’s is 1:45.49. The 200m freestyle begins preliminaries this morning, with the finals tomorrow evening. If he gains confidence in the main event, he will also be looking forward to the remaining 100 meters and the men’s 800 meters freestyle relay.