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Kim Woo-min tops 400m freestyle heats Choi Dong-yeol in 50m

Kim Woo-min

Celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 800m freestyle final during the

Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Aquatic Sports Arena on Sept. 28, 2018 in Hangzhou, China.

Kim Woo-min (22-Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province), who will try to win a triple

swimming title at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, was in fine form in his final event, the men’s 400m freestyle.

Men’s 100-meter breaststroke bronze medalist Choi Dong-yeol (24-Gangwon Special Self-

Governing Province) also raised his medal hopes by breaking the Korean record in the 50-meter breaststroke for the first time in two years.

Medal hopes were also high in the women’s 400-meter medley relay, the final business event

of the Games. South Korea qualified second behind Japan after heavy favorites China were disqualified for a false start.

Kim Woo-min topped the men’s 400m freestyle preliminaries with a time of 3:49.03 on

Monday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Aquatic Sports Arena in Hangzhou, China.

As the only swimmer in the field of 25 to break 3:49, Kim’s first-place finish punched his

ticket to the finals, which are reserved for the top eight finishers.

The 400-meter freestyle is Kim’s specialty, and he finished fifth in the men’s 400-meter

freestyle at the Fukuoka World Championships in July with a personal best of 3:43.92.

Choi Dong-yeol

Of South Korea swims during the men’s 100-meter breaststroke final at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool on Friday afternoon in Hangzhou, China. Choi finished third and won the bronze medal.

Kim Woo-min

won gold in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay and the 800-meter freestyle relay, making it two gold medals at the Games. If he also wins gold in the 400 freestyle, he will become only the third swimmer in history to win a triple, joining Choi Yun-hee (New Delhi 1982) and Park Tae-hwan (Doha 2006-Guangzhou 2010).

Choi finished third in the 50m breaststroke preliminaries with a Korean record time of 27.06 seconds.

Choi’s time of 27.06 was 0.03 seconds better than the Korean record of 27.09 set at the 16th Jeju Hallabae National Swimming Championships in 2021.

This is the second Korean record that Choi has set at this meet. In the 100-meter breaststroke final, Choi finished the race in 59.28, 0.31 seconds faster than the Korean record (59.59).

Choi’s time was the third-best behind Qin Haiyang and Sun Jiajun (27.01+ China), who set a meet record of 26.25.

Choi, who previously won silver in the men’s 400-meter medley relay and bronze in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke and mixed medley relay, will go for his fourth medal of the Games in the 50-meter breaststroke.

Members of the Korean women’s swimming team speak to the media after competing in the women’s 400-meter medley relay preliminaries at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Monday. From left, Jung So-eun, Park Soo-jin, Lee Eun-ji and Kim Hye-jin.

The women’s medley relay 400m also has medal potential.

The Korean team of Lee Eun-ji

(Bangsan University), Kim Hye-jin (Jeollanam-do Athletic Association), Park Soo-jin (Gyeongbuk Provincial Office) and Chung So-eun (Ulsan Metropolitan Government) finished second in the women’s medley relay 400m in 4:06.47, behind Japan (4:02.33).

China was the first to touch the touchpad, but their first swimmer, Wang Xuexue, was disqualified for a false start.

With China out, South Korea and Japan will battle for the gold medal. South Korea’s best result in the women’s 400-meter medley relay was a silver medal in Incheon in 2014, won by the team of Lee Da-lin, Yang Ji-won, Ahn Se-hyun and Ko Mi-so.

South Korea’s Lee Ju-ho backs up during the men’s 50 meters backstroke final at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool on Friday afternoon in Hangzhou, China.

Lee Ju-ho

(Seogwipo City Hall) finished second (1:59.82) in the men’s 200-meter backstroke preliminaries to claim his fourth individual medal. Moon Seung-woo (Goyang City Hall) also qualified for the final after finishing fifth (1:58.33) in the men’s 200m butterfly preliminaries.

Handa Kyung (Jeollabuk-do Athletic Association) will race in the women’s 800m fast heat.

The finals of the seven events on the final day of competition will be held at the same venue at 8:30 p.m. KST. 카지노사이트존

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