Record-breaking Performance by Korean Management Team at Asian Games
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, the Korean management team has not only achieved outstanding results but also made history at the recent Asian Games. Winning two silver medals and one bronze medal across three events, including a well-deserved gold medal by Kim Woo-min, the team shattered records and cemented their dominance in the competition.
Choi Dong-yeol Makes History in Men’s 50m Breaststroke
Creating a moment of pride for the nation, Choi Dong-yeol clinched the third spot in the men’s 50m breaststroke final, etching his name as the first-ever Korean athlete to win an Asian Games medal in this event. His remarkable performance saw him clocking in at 26.92 seconds, smashing the previous Korean record of 27.09 seconds that he set in 2021.
Lee Joo-ho’s Silver Medal Triumph in Men’s 200m Backstroke
Continuing the exceptional achievements, Lee Joo-ho secured a well-deserved silver medal in the men’s 200m backstroke. What makes this victory even more extraordinary is the fact that it comes after a 29-year hiatus since Ji Ji-jun’s back-to-back triumphs at the 1990 Beijing Games and the 1994 Hiroshima Games. Lee Joo-ho’s outstanding performance in the finals, with a timing of 1 minute 56.54 seconds, not only earned him the title of the second Korean medalist in this event at the Asian Games but also shattered his own Korean record of 1 minute 56.77 seconds, which he set during the Tokyo Olympics.
Women’s 400m Medley Relay Team Leaves a Lasting Impression
The Korean women’s team concluded the control events with an impressive silver medal in the women’s 400m medley relay. Led by Eunji Lee in backstroke, Haru Go in breaststroke, Seoyoung Kim in butterfly, and Yeonkyung Heo in freestyle, the team showcased their exceptional skills and teamwork, recording a remarkable time of 4:00.13. In a stunning feat, they surpassed the previous Korean record of 4:03.38 by an impressive 3.25 seconds.
These remarkable achievements by the Korean management team not only showcase their talent and dedication but also cement their position as powerhouses in the world of aquatic sports. With their records shattered and medals displayed proudly, they have undoubtedly left an indelible mark in Asian Games history.
Meanwhile, the Korean management team not only won two silver medals and one bronze medal in three events, including Kim Woo-min’s gold medal, but also broke the Korean record and marked the finale of the management event in this competition.
Choi Dong-yeol placed third in the men’s 50m breaststroke final, becoming the first Korean athlete to win an Asian Games medal in this event.
Choi Dong-yeol recorded 26.92 seconds in the final, breaking the Korean record (27.09 seconds) he set in 2021.
Lee Joo-ho won a silver medal in the men’s 200m backstroke, becoming the first athlete to win a medal in this event 29 years after Ji Ji-jun, who won two consecutive titles at the 1990 Beijing Games and the 1994 Hiroshima Games.
Lee Joo-ho was also named as the second Korean medalist in the men’s 200m backstroke at the Asian Games, and by recording 1 minute 56.54 seconds in the final, he also broke the Korean record (1 minute 56.77 seconds) that he had placed in the Tokyo Olympics.
Finally, the team concluded all the control events with a silver medal in the women’s 400m medley relay.
Eunji Lee in backstroke, Haru Go in breaststroke, Seoyoung Kim in butterfly, and Yeonkyung Heo in freestyle competed in the finals, recording a time of 4:00.13, beating the Korean record (4:03.38) by 3.25 a stunning moment.
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