South Korea Emerges as Dominant Force in Swimming at Hangzhou Asian Games
In a stunning display of skill and determination, Baek In-cheol of South Korea claimed the gold medal in the men’s 50m butterfly final at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center. Not only did Baek set a new competition record, but he also smashed the previous Korean record, clocking in at an impressive 23.29 seconds.
It is worth noting that the men’s 50m butterfly event was only introduced as an official event at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. Since then, South Korea had only managed to secure a bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Games. However, Baek In-cheol’s extraordinary performance at this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games has solidified South Korea’s status as a swimming powerhouse.
Baek In-cheol’s exceptional performance was evident even during the morning heats. Topping the leaderboard in the heats, he broke both the Korean record (23.50 seconds) and the competition record (23.46 seconds) set at the Incheon Asian Games nine years ago, with a time of 23.39 seconds.
Remarkably, within hours of this achievement, Baek In-cheol surpassed his own record by 0.10 seconds in the afternoon finals, underscoring his unwavering determination and talent. When asked about his future aspirations, Baek In-cheol expressed his goal of entering the 22-second mark, a testament to his ambition.
With this unexpected gold medal, the South Korean national swimming team has now clinched a total of four gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games. This achievement matches the number of gold medals won by South Korea’s swimming team at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, during which renowned athlete Park Tae-hwan and others made their mark. This triumph reaffirms South Korea’s remarkable progress and competitiveness on the Asian stage.
The swimming events at the Hangzhou Asian Games have undoubtedly showcased South Korea’s emergence as a force to be reckoned with in the sport. As the games continue, all eyes will be on the South Korean team, eagerly anticipating their next feats in the pool.
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The men’s 50m butterfly was adopted as an official event at the 2006 Doha Asian Games, and over the next five competitions, Korea’s only medal was a bronze medal, won at the 2014 Incheon Games.
There were signs of Baek In-cheol’s stunning performance from the heats held this morning.
Baek In-cheol, who passed the heats in first place, recorded a record of 23.39 seconds, breaking the Korean record (23.50 seconds) he set in March this year and the competition record (23.46 seconds) set at the Incheon Asian Games. nine years ago.
And less than a day later, in the finals held in the afternoon, he showed his strength again by beating his own record by 0.10 seconds.
Baek In-cheol said his goal is to enter the 22nd round.
With the surprise gold medal added today, the Korean national team has won a total of four gold medals in swimming in this competition so far.
By recording the same number of gold medals as the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games where Park Tae-hwan and others were active, Korean swimming has once again proved its leap forward on the Asian stage.
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