Korea’s Sooyoung is going to overseas training to challenge for the first gold medal in the Asian Games.
On the 18th, the Korea Swimming Federation said, “Ahead of the Asian Games this fall, we will form a special strategy nurturing team within the national team and send them to overseas training.” It was composed mainly of male freestyle players,” he said.
Seon-woo Hwang (Gangwon Provincial Office) and Ho-jun Lee (Daegu), who were the first protagonists of the ‘Special Strategic Training Team for the Asian Games’, ranked 1st to 4th in the men’s 200m freestyle according to the results of the KB Financial Korea Swimming Championship held last March as a national management competition. Metropolitan City Hall), Kim Woo-min (Gangwon Provincial Office), and Lee Yu-yeon (Korea National University of Sports) were selected.
Jeon Dong-hyun, the national team leader, and Park Ji-hoon, the trainer, joined the team, leaving for Melbourne, Australia on the 20th and receiving the guidance of former Australian national team leader Ian Pope for 6 weeks.
Pope is the leader of international swimming sports stars Michael Klim and Grant Hackett in the early 2000s, famous for their long-distance Australian freestyle signs. He was born in 1962 and turned sixty this year, but is currently coaching the Melbourne Swimming Club as general manager, still passionately coaching back and forth through the lanes to produce his 12th world record-setting athlete.
Pope said, “I am very excited to meet players with infinite development potential and have a special experience ahead.” “It would be even more meaningful if I could contribute to winning the first gold medal in the team event in 60 years since my first appearance at the Asian Games in Korea in the year of my birth. will,” he said, saying he was ready for the same goal.
South Korea’s best record in the men’s team event at the Asian Games in 1994 was the 800m silver medal in relay in Hiroshima, Japan, in collaboration with Ji Sang-jun, Woo Cheol, Woo Won-ki, and Bang Seung-hoon. Afterwards, he only won bronze medals at the 1998 Beijing, 2002 Busan, 2006 Doha, and 2010 Guangzhou competitions, and at the Jakarta-Palembang Games four years ago, he failed to make it to the podium in 4th place, behind Singapore by 1 second 11.
The team will depart for Australia on the 20th, complete six weeks of training, and return to the country on June 2nd. Afterwards, the first ‘mock exam’ will be held at the Budapest World Aquatics Championships ahead of the Asian Games.
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