Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon Provincial Government), the hope of Korean swimming, competed in the 100m freestyle semi-final of the World Aquatics Championships with the withdrawal of the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and Caleb Dressel of the United States and placed 11th overall.
Hwang Seon-woo failed to advance to the final where eight people competed in the men’s 100m freestyle semifinal at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary early this morning, with a time of 48.08.
Hwang Seon-woo, who tied for 17th in 48.61 in the freestyle 100m preliminaries, was unable to participate in the 16-man semi-final, but Caleb Dressel of the United States, who placed 2nd in the preliminary round, withdrew for ‘medical reasons’, and Australia’s Jack Inserti, tied for 17th, also did so. Withdrawal from the competition and dramatic advance to the semi-finals.
Hwang Seon-woo cut the record by 0.53 seconds from the preliminary round even with a sudden appearance, but after winning the 200m freestyle, he advanced to the final, lagging behind other players such as Romanian David Popovich, who set a new world junior record with 47.13 seconds in the 100m freestyle semifinal. failed.
Hwang Seon-woo, who won the world championship medal in 11 years after Park Tae-hwan in 2011 in his main event, the 200m freestyle, will compete in the men’s 800m relay, a team event tomorrow (23rd).