Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon-do Office, photo), a star메이저놀이터 of Korean swimming, turned on the ‘green light’ for his second consecutive medal at the World Championships by recording the best record this season on the last actual stage held about a month before the World Championships.
Hwang Seon-woo won the men’s freestyle 200 final at the Gwangju National Swimming Championships held at Nambu University Municipal International Swimming Pool in Gwangju on the 13th with a record of 1:44:61.
Hwang Seon-woo, who set a record of 1 minute 45 seconds 36 at the KB Financial Korea Swimming Championship, which also served as the 2023 national team selection match in March, advanced nearly one second in this competition. In particular, Pan Zhanle, a rising star in China, advanced by 0.04 seconds the previous world ranking record (1:44:65) in the 2023 season, which was recorded at the 2023 Chinese Championships held last month. However, Hwang Seon-woo took the touchpad 0.14 seconds later than the Korean record of 1 minute 44 seconds 47 he set at the International Swimming Federation Swimming World Championships last year.
Hwang Seon-woo will participate in the World Championships to be held in Fukuoka, Japan next month. Hwang Seon-woo, who won the silver medal in the 200 freestyle while setting a new Korean record at the World Championships in Budapest last year, is aiming for a second medal in a row.