If they do not participate, they may join the semi-finals by rematching with a tie for 17th place.
Women’s 50m backstroke Eunji Lee advances to the semifinals in 15th place
He set a new Korean record in the 400m mixed medley relay, but was disqualified
Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon Provincial Office), who won a silver medal in the men’s 200m freestyle at the Long Course (50m) World Aquatics Championships, which was the highest score ever for a Korean athlete, did not pass the preliminaries in the 100m freestyle.
Hwang Seon-woo placed a record of 48.61 in the men’s 100m freestyle at the 2022 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships held at the Doona Arena in Budapest, Hungary on the afternoon of the 21st, placing 4th in group 9 and tied for 17th out of 99 people in 11 groups. The 16-man competition failed to advance to the semi-finals.
It was a disappointment because it was only 0.1 seconds behind Alessandro Miresi (Italy, 48.51), who was 16th overall.
However, if one of the semi-finalists does not attend, Hwang Seon-woo can join the semi-final by playing a rematch (swim-off) with Jack Incerty (Australia), tied for 17th in the preliminary round.
Hwang Seon-woo’s best record in this event was the Korean and Asian record of 47.56 seconds set in the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last year.
Previously, Hwang Seon-woo set a new Korean record of 1:44.47 in the 200m freestyle final held this morning, and took the silver medal following David Popovich (Romania, 1:43.21).
Hwang Seon-woo became the second Korean athlete in the management event of the Long Course World Championships after Park Tae-hwan (two gold medals and one bronze medal).
In addition, since Park Tae-hwan, who won the gold medal in the 400m freestyle event in Shanghai, China in 2011, he won the medal for the first time in 11 years as a Korean management athlete.
Hwang Seon-woo reached the final in the 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics and placed fifth.
However, in this competition, after returning to the 200m freestyle, he could not recover his stamina and collapsed at the first gate.
On the other hand, 200m freestyle gold medalist Popovich also reached the semifinals of the 100m freestyle with a time of 47.60 seconds.
Meanwhile, Eunji Lee (Bangsan High School) ranked 15th out of 39 athletes in the women’s 50m backstroke with a time of 28.38, making her the only Korean athlete to advance to the semifinals.
The Korean record for this event is 28.17 seconds, set in 2016 by Yoo Hyeon-ji, who was a member of the Jeonbuk Athletic Association.
Eunji Lee’s personal best is 28.36 seconds.
Eunji Lee also reached the semi-finals in the 100m backstroke in this event and placed 11th.
Kim Min-seok (Army National Army), who competed in the men’s 200m individual medley, finished the race in 2:00.88 and was pushed down to 20th overall.
The Korean record for this event is 1:58.04 at the National Sports Festival last year by Hwang Seon-woo, whose main events are the 100m and 200m freestyle.
Kim Min-seok fell short of his personal best record (2:00:46).
A sad scene occurred in the 400m preliminaries of the mixed medley relay.
Lee Joo-ho (Army Sports Unit) – Jo Seong-jae (Goyang City Hall) – Kim Seo-young (Gyeongbuk Provincial Office) – Heo Yeon-kyung (Bangsan High School) set a new Korean record of 3:47.34, which is ninth overall, but was disqualified.
Joo-ho Lee – Jae-kwon Moon – Se-hyeon Ahn – So-eun Jeong formed a team in that order and reduced the previous record (3:47.92) set at the 6th FINA Management World Cup in 2019 by 0.58 seconds and took first place in Group 2, but both records and rankings were not recognized. couldn’t
As if there was a mistake in the process of continuing the race, all records were invalidated after Kim Seo-young’s departure.
The mixed medley relay 400m is a team event in which two men and two men are teamed up and each takes 100m each and races in the order of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle.
The order of the race can be decided by the team, so you can see players of different sexes competing.
In Korea, in this match, the male athlete took charge of the backstroke (Lee Joo-ho) and breaststroke (Cho Seong-jae) sections, and the female athlete took on the butterfly (Kim Seo-young) and freestyle (Heo Yeon-kyung) sections.