Hwang Sun-woo “Aiming for Korea’s first three consecutive medals at the World Aquatics Championships”
Arrived in Doha, Qatar early in the morning on the 7th and participated in the first match, the 200m freestyle, on the 12th “I improved my skills during the training camp in Australia”
“I will use all my abilities to deliver results that meet the expectations of the people.”
Korean swimming star Hwang Seon-woo (21, photo) said this after entering Doha, Qatar, where the 2024 World Aquatics Championships are being held. Hwang Sun-woo, who entered the arrival hall of Hamad International Airport at 5:20 a.m. on the 7th local time, looked tired and said, “I feel heavy.” However, when he pledged to do well in this competition, his eyes shined as if he was standing in ‘lane 4 of the finals’, which is given to the overall first place in the preliminary round.
Sunwoo Hwang will attempt to win a medal for the third consecutive time at the World Championships in the men’s 200m freestyle event. Hwang Sun-woo is the only Korean swimmer who has previously won two consecutive medals at the World Championships. Sunwoo Hwang won a silver medal in this event in Budapest in 2022 and then won a bronze medal at the Fukuoka Games last year. Hwang Seon-woo said, “I’m not in 100% physical condition right now, but I will do my best to challenge (even a gold medal).” Both Matthew Richards, who ranked first in this event at last year’s World Championships, and Tom Dean (Great Britain), who ranked second, will not participate in this year’s competition.
Starting with the 200m freestyle (12th), Hwang Sun-woo, who will participate in the 100m freestyle (14th), 800m relay (16th), and 400m medley relay (18th, based on preliminaries), is heading to Gold Coast, Australia with his teammates ahead of this competition. I went to a training camp for 4 weeks. Hwang Seon-woo said, “Previously, he got sick during training and was unable to complete his training, but this time, he was never sick and completed the entire training program. “Thanks to him, I think his skills have improved a lot,” he said with satisfaction.
At last year’s Hangzhou Asian Games, Hwang Sun-woo won the gold medal by setting a new Asian record (7 minutes, 1.73 seconds) in the 800m relay teaming with Kim Woo-min, Yang Jae-hoon, and Lee Ho-jun. In this competition, Hwang Sun-woo will also attempt to win the first World Championships team event medal in Korean swimming history with them. Sunwoo Hwang said, “I think an 800m relay medal is possible if I just break the Korean record. He trained really hard for four weeks in Australia without ‘tapering‘ (lowering training intensity). “I think I can do it,” he said confidently. 토토사이트