[Asian Games] Hwang Sun-woo "He Won a Medal With his Older Brother Ho-jun... Peoud of Korea"

 

 

 

"I feel proud of winning the 200m freestyle... It's disappointing that I fell 0.01 seconds behind Sun Yang's Asian record."

 
Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office) played two finals in about an hour.

 
At the end of the two races, two new Korean records were created. 카지노사이트

 
Hwang Sun-woo, who always humbled himself, said on the 27th that he "feels proud" after winning two Asian Games medals in one day.


Recalling the scene where he stood on the podium with Lee Ho-jun (22, Daegu Metropolitan City Hall) in the 200m freestyle, he raised his level even higher, saying, "I think I showed the proud side of Korea."


Korean swimming, which ‘has Hwang Sun-woo’, was overcome with even greater emotion.


Hwang Sun-woo won the men's 200m freestyle final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Swim Management held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Zhejiang, China, on the 27th, setting a new Korean record of 1 minute 44.40 seconds.


He shortened the previous Korean record of 1 minute 44.42 seconds by 0.02 seconds, which he set when finishing third at the 2023 Fukuoka World Championships held in July.


This record was 0.40 seconds faster than the previous competition record (1 minute 44.80 seconds) set by Park Tae-hwan at the 2010 Guangzhou Games.


Fan Zhanle (19, China), who took second place with a time of 1 minute 45.28 seconds, raised Hwang Sun-woo's arm at the award ceremony.


It meant recognizing Hwang Sun-woo as her Asian champion.


Hwang Sun-woo, who briefly enjoyed the joy of winning his first Asian Games gold medal in an individual event, calmed down his emotions again and prepared for the 400m mixed medley relay final.


Hwang Seon-woo, who was the last freestyle runner after backstroke Lee Eun-ji (17, Bangsan High School), breaststroke Choi Dong-yeol (24, Gangwon Provincial Office), and butterfly swimmer Kim Seo-yeong (29, Gyeongbuk Provincial Office), added a bronze medal by touching the touchpad in third place.


With the addition of Hwang Sun-woo, the Korean mixed medley relay team's 400m team set a new Korean record of 3:46.78, shortening the 3:47.09 recorded at the 2023 World Championships two months ago by 0.31 seconds.


Hwang Sun-woo, who had been winning one medal each day, including the 100m freestyle (3rd place) on the 24th, the 800m men's relay (1st place) on the 25th, and the 400m men's medley relay (2nd place) on the 26th, added two medals on the 27th, showing his confidence in this competition.


The number of medals was increased to 5.


Hwang Sun-woo is the second Korean swimmer to win more than five medals in a single competition, following Park Tae-hwan.


Park Tae-hwan won seven of his medals (a total of 14) at the 2006 Doha and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.


Hwang Sun-woo was interviewed three times, including a joint reporting area, an official press conference, and a conversation with Korean reporters.


He looked a little tired, but his expression was full of pride.


The following is a Q&A with Hwang Sun-woo.


-- A new Korean record was set again in the 200m freestyle.


He came closer to Sun Yang's Asian record (1 minute 44.39 seconds) by 0.01 seconds.


Fortunately, the 200m freestyle record is being shortened every time she participates in major international competitions.


Recently, there were concerns that 'we have reached a stage where it is difficult to further reduce the record', but in this Asian Games, we reduced the record by 0.02 seconds again.


It is unfortunate that it fell short of Sun Yang's record by 0.01 seconds.


Still, my race continues.


I will focus on swimming and continue to break my personal best record.


-- Two finals were held within an hour.


An hour after the 200m freestyle final, the mixed medley relay final was held.


It was physically difficult, but the mixed medley relay members gave me strength.


I am also satisfied with setting a new Korean record in the mixed medley relay.


--Which of the two gold medals, the 800m team relay or the 200m freestyle individual event, are you more attached to?


Both gold medals are precious beyond words.


There is such joy in winning a gold medal with colleagues.


In the individual event, I am proud that my efforts resulted in a new Korean record and a gold medal.


-- It also surpassed the competition record held by Park Tae-hwan.


This is the first time since Park Tae-hwan to win five medals in a single Asian Games.


(surprised by the explanation that Park Tae-hwan’s most medals in a single Asian Games is 7) Is that possible?


Although I won five medals in my first Asian Games, I did not expect this much ahead of this competition.


I just wanted to win as many medals as possible in the games I participated in.


I met good members and won many medals in the relay race.


I will participate in the men's 400m relay tomorrow and aim to set a new Korean record and win a medal.


It is also an honor to surpass senior Park Tae-hwan's competition record in the 200m freestyle.


-- What kind of conversation did you have with Lee Ho-jun, who took third place, after the game?


Hojun is happy that his brother and I all won medals by setting personal best records.


I think that Korea showed itself proudly by coming in 1st and 3rd place in the final lane 4 (Hwang Seon-woo) and 3rd lane (Lee Ho-jun).


Hojun and his brother ended the conversation by encouraging each other, saying ‘good job’.


-- Fan Zhanle raised his hand at the award ceremony and gave 'honor to the champion'.


Fan Zhanle is a superstar in China.


When such a star raised my hand, the audience cheered loudly.


It felt very good.


-- They say that in China, when they see Park Tae-hwan and Fan Zhanle, they are reminded of the past rivalry between Sun Yang and Park Tae-hwan.


Pan Zhanle is a ‘non-hostile rival.’


This kind of friendly competition will have a positive effect on me.


I hope Pan Zhanle and I become great players representing Asia.


I met Pan Zhanle often at international competitions over the past two years.


It's very intimate.


Van Zanler is an athlete who set a great record (46.97 seconds) in the 100m freestyle.


That record should be respected.


-- Even if I go back to Korea, I won't be able to rest because of the National Sports Festival in October and the national team selection competition in November.


Now we cannot guarantee victory in the National Sports Festival.


There are a lot of good players in Korea, including Lee Ho-jun, Kim Woo-min, and Ji Yu-chan.


We will prepare for the National Sports Festival without rest.


It is burdensome to hold another national team selection match in November, but all players will compete under the same conditions.


I will also prepare well for the national team selection competition.