The Golden Generation of Korean Swimming [sports]

The Golden Generation of Korean Swimming, Dividing the Golden Waters... “Next is the Paris Olympics”

At the World Aquatics Championships, 2 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals, the most since Park Tae-hwan in 2007, won a ticket to the Olympics, including diving.

The ‘renaissance’ of Korean swimming has begun. The 'golden generation' born in the 2000s, led by Hwang Sun-woo (20) and Kim Woo-min (22), achieved the best ever performance at the 2024 International Aquatics Federation World Championships, brightening the future of Korean swimming.

Korea ranked 8th with two gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals at the World Championships, which ended in Doha, Qatar, on the 19th (Korean time).

This is the first time that Korea ranked in the top 10 at the long course world championships, which are regular Olympic standards. 카지노사이트

The previous highest ranking was 13th place (1 gold, 1 bronze) at the 2007 Melbourne Games, where Park Tae-hwan won gold in the men's 400m freestyle and bronze in the 200m freestyle.

In this competition, Korea swept five medals, the most ever, led by its golden generation.

Kim Woo-min won the men's 400m freestyle, giving Korea its first World Championship gold medal in 13 years, and Hwang Sun-woo performed a golden performance in the men's 200m freestyle.

The silver medal in the men's 800m relay was also a great achievement of this competition.

Kim Woo-min, Hwang Sun-woo, Lee Ho-jun (23), Yang Jae-hoon (25), and Yu-yeon Lee (23) won the silver medal with a time of 7 minutes 01.94 seconds, just 0.1 seconds behind China.

This is the first World Championships team event medal in Korean swimming history.

Valuable achievements were also achieved in areas other than management.

Kim Su-ji (25), who became the first Korean diving world championship medalist in Gwangju in 2019, added bronze medals in the women's 3m springboard and mixed synchro 3m springboard.

There were many athletes who did not win medals but earned precious qualifications to participate in the Paris Olympics.

Lee Jae-kyung (24) and Woo Ha-ram (25) in the men's 3m springboard, Shin Jeong-hwi (22) in the men's 10m platform, and Kim Na-hyeon (20) in the women's 10m platform won the right to participate in the individual event at the Paris Olympics through this competition.

Artistic swimming duet Lee Ri-young (23) and Heo Yun-seo (18) also won tickets to the Paris Olympics.

Many say that the golden age of Korean swimming has just begun.

This is because most of the players are in their early 20s and have the potential to grow rapidly as they gain experience in the future.

Sunwoo Hwang set a new world junior record with 1 minute 44.62 seconds in the men's 200m freestyle preliminaries at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where he competed at the age of 18, and advanced to the semifinals as first place overall.

In the finals, he failed to control his pace and finished in 7th place with a time of 1 minute 45.26 seconds, but he quickly improved thereafter and now stands at the top of the world.

Kim Woo-min, who was not eligible to participate in the individual event at the Tokyo Olympics, won the gold medal in the 400m freestyle after 2 years and 6 months.

The golden generation is setting its sights on the Paris Olympics to be held in July.

Since Australia, a freestyle powerhouse, did not participate in this competition, and England and the United States have second-level athletes, it is expected that a 'real match' will unfold at the Olympics.
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