Hwang Seon-woo was eliminated from the preliminary round in the 100m freestyle at the World Championships in 17th place.

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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 4th in 11th group and tied for 17th out of 99 people in 11 groups with a record of 48.61 in the men’s 100m freestyle qualifying for the 2022 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships held at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary on the afternoon of the 21st. Unfortunately, they failed to advance to the semi-finals, where 16 players competed.

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).

With this, Hwang Seon-woo was named the second medalist in the long course World Championships in the management event after Park Tae-hwan (2 gold medals and 1 bronze medal) as a Korean athlete.

After 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.

However, in the 100m freestyle, he did not recover his stamina and could not cross the first gate.

On the other hand, Popovich advanced to the semi-finals with a time of 47.70.

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