Hwang Seon-woo, “I’m catching my rival Popovich this year… Long course gold medal challenge”

This year, Korean sports are also facing big major competitions such as the World Championships in each event and the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. Gangwon warriors are also sweating in preparation for major tournaments. The Gangwon Ilbo introduces the Gangwon warriors who will shine this year for the new year 2023. The first is Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office, photo), ‘the signboard of Korean swimming’.

Hwang Seon-woo, who appeared like a comet at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, has since been reborn as one of the world’s best swimmers, winning two consecutive gold medals in the 200m freestyle at the Short Course World Championships and a silver medal in the 200m freestyle at the Long Course World Championships. He also set a new Asian record in the 200m short course freestyle with a time of 1:39:72.

2023 is a really important year for him, who is breaking his own record every year. This is because major competitions are scheduled one after another, from the Fukuoka Long Course World Championships in July to the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. These are competitions with a strong character as a prelude to the final goal of winning the gold medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics, and Hwang Sun-woo aims for gold in both competitions.

Since he is already one of the world’s strongest players in freestyle, a gold medal in the Asian Games looks very promising.

The problem is the World Championships. The goal can only be achieved by surpassing rival David Popovic (Romania). Hwang Seon-woo won the short course world championship last month, but at the long course world championship held in June last year, Popovich won both the 200m and 100m freestyle.

As the Olympics are held on a long course, he must defeat Popovich to win the gold medal at the Paris Olympics. Based on the 200m freestyle long course, the personal best record (Hwang Sun-woo 1:44:47, Popovich 1:42:97) is widening to 1:50, and this gap must be closed as soon as possible.카지노

Lee Bo-eun, head coach of the swimming team at the Gangwon Provincial Office, said, “There is a slight difference in record with Popovich, but since I won the short course, I will try to win a gold medal in the long course as well.”

Hwang Seon-woo is currently conducting winter training at the Jincheon National Training Center as a member of the national team.

Director Lee Bo-eun explained, “Winter training is usually conducted with endurance training,” and “We are focusing on basic supplementary parts such as dolphin kicks, starts, and turn movements.” He added, “We plan to conduct speed training and agility training ahead of the full-scale season.”

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