[Asian Games] Kim Woo-min, Men’s Freestyle 1,500m Silver Medal… 15 Minutes 01 Seconds 07
Failed to achieve 4 crowns, but possible to achieve 3 crowns
Kim Woo-min (22, Gangwon Provincial Office) won a silver medal in the men’s 1,500m freestyle swimming.
Although winning his first individual event gold medal has been postponed to another opportunity,
there is still a high possibility of winning three gold medals.
Kim Woo-min took second place with a time of 15 minutes 01.07 seconds in the men’s 1,500m freestyle final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Swim Management held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Zhejiang, China, on the 26th. 카지노사이트
He set a personal best record based on the International Swimming Federation (previously 15 minutes 02.96 seconds),
but was unable to surpass the personal best record he set domestically (14 minutes 54.25 seconds), giving up first place.
On this day, in the 1,500m freestyle, Fei Liwei (20, China) hit the touchpad with a time of 14 minutes,
55.47 seconds, 5.60 seconds ahead of Kim Woo-min.
Kim Woo-min maintained second place,
resisting the pursuit of third-place Takeda Shogo (28, Japan).
Takeda’s record was 15 minutes 03.29 seconds.
Although he missed the championship, Kim Woo-min became the first Korean athlete to win a medal in the men’s 1,500m at the Asian Games in 13 years since Park Tae-hwan (1st in Doha in 2006, 2nd in Guangzhou in 2010).
Kim Woo-min, who was leading the race until the 400m,
lost first place to Fei Liwei at the 450m mark.
In the 1,000m, the gap between Fei Liwei (9 minutes 56.18 seconds) and Kim Woo-min (9 minutes 56.74 seconds) widened to 0.56 seconds,
effectively ending the race for the gold medal.
However, Kim Woo-min is the strongest candidate to win the 800m and 400m freestyle.
After the race, Kim Woo-min said, “Although I did not achieve my goal of four gold medals,
I am still satisfied with the result of the 1,500m silver medal,” and promised, “I will focus more on the remaining races and show a good performance.”