Hwang Seon-woo, a leading swimmer in Korea, won the world championship in June by winning the world record in the 200m freestyle in the national team selection event this season.

Hwang Seon-woo finished first with a time of 1:45.79 in the men's 200m freestyle final in the 2022 national selection at the indoor swimming pool in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Hwang Seon-woo did not reach the Korean record of 1:44.62, which he set in the qualifying round for the Tokyo Olympics last year, but lightly surpassed the FINA A record (1:47.06) to qualify for the World Championships, and this season, he became the only one in the world to 1 He recorded 45 minutes in the first place in the world rankings in the 200m following the 100m.

Although it was still early in the season, there were not many competitions, but Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Tom Dean of Great Britain recorded 1:47.60 and silver medalist Duncan Scott at 1:48.31, and 2019 Gwangju World Championships silver medalist Katsuhiro of Japan. Matsumoto recorded 1:46.14 at the beginning of this month, holding the world No. 1 record this season ahead of Hwang Seon-woo.

Hwang Seon-woo, who easily climbed to the top in the 200 m following the 100 m and obtained a place in the world championship, will challenge for the championship and the world championship once again in the 50 m freestyle tomorrow (28th).

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