‘Jakarta Gold Mermaid’ Kim Seo-young, 1st place in individual medley 200m! Hangzhou consecutive podium challenge
‘The Little Mermaid’ Kim Seo-yeong (29, Gyeongbuk Provincial Office – Woori Financial Group) successfully put the first button on the podium for the second consecutive Asian Games.
Kim Seo-young was the first to take a touchpad with a record of 2 minutes 11 seconds 89 in the individual medley 200m final of the KB Financial Korea Swimming Championship-2023 Management National Team Selection held at the Gimcheon Indoor Swimming Pool in Gyeongbuk on the 28th. He finished the first 50m butterfly section in 28.98 seconds, the backstroke section in 32.31 seconds, the breaststroke section in 39.98 seconds, and the final 50m freestyle section in 30.62 seconds.
Kim Seo-young is the ‘defending champion’ in this event at the Asian Games. Five years ago, she won her first gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games with a Korean record of 2:08:34, a new tournament record. She won a silver medal in the 400m individual medley. The self-proclaimed ‘Korean women’s swimmer’ Kim Seo-young is a rare world-class athlete in individual medley, an event of ‘swimming versatility’, who is good at butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle, and is the longest and best player on the Korean national team. Last year she also competed in the finals at the World Championships in Budapest where she placed 6th overall. Following Budapest in 2017 and Gwangju in 2019, she became the first Korean player to make it to the finals in three consecutive times, and wrote the history of ‘Top 6’ in three consecutive competitions. She also set a record for her seventh consecutive championship in this event last year when she won the National Sports Festival.
Seo-Young Kim also showed her unwavering dedication to the Hangzhou Asian Games, which had been postponed for a year, and the selection match to select the national team for the World Aquatics Championships to be held in Fukuoka, Japan in July. Incheon in 2014, 메이저사이트
“Today’s race is a race I haven’t had in a long time, so I’m not satisfied with myself because I couldn’t race the race I wanted, but I’m proud and proud of myself for being able to keep this place after five years of the Jakarta Games,” he said. “It would be an honor if I could prepare well for the Hangzhou Asian Games and win a second consecutive title,” he said. “I will try to reach the finals for the fourth consecutive time at the world championships,” he said. Even at the age of 30 in Korea, “The Little Mermaid” said, “Swimming is still fun.”
Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office), the ‘swimming monster’ ahead of his first Asian Games, climbed to first place on the 27th with a record of 48 seconds and 21 seconds in the 100m freestyle and easily earned the right to participate, followed by a record of 1 minute and 46 seconds in the 200m freestyle qualifier held on the 28th. 45, advancing to the finals with first place overall. In the finals on the 29th, he challenges his best record (1:44:47).