Korean swimmer Hwang Seon-woo won his first gold medal in an international competition.

In his first 200m short course freestyle, he won an exhilarating comeback with a great last-minute spurt.

Correspondent Ha Seong-ryong.




woo, who held the 200m freestyle world junior record in the 50m regular course, played a dramatic match against 18-year-old Matthew Seitz, who holds the world junior record in this category, on the 25m long short course he competed for the first time.

Hwang Seon-woo of lane 3 took 0.37 seconds to 150 m section in lane 4 Seits, and he bet on 50 m at the last minute.

I narrowed the gap with all my spurt, and I overtaken the finish line with 5m left and took the touchpad first.

With a time of 1:41.17, Hwang Seon-woo beat Seits by 0.16 seconds and won the first international gold medal with a thrilling comeback victory.

[Hwang Seon-woo / National Swimming Team: It was a very satisfying result to get a big gold medal, and I think I gathered all my strength in the last 25m and ran the race.] At the

Tokyo Olympics, we broke Asian records and world junior records one after another. Hwang Seon-woo, who drew attention, continued his unstoppable growth by winning one gold medal and two bronze medals in his first World Cup appearance.

(Video editing: Kim Byung-jik)    

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