What would your senior athlete, Park Tae-hwan, think about Hwang Seon-woo, who won the medal at the World Aquatics Championships last month?

Reporter Kim Hyung-yeol met and heard about Park Tae-hwan.


Park Tae-hwan, who won the gold medal at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, said that his heart was pounding as he saw Seon-woo Hwang, who had harvested the world championship medal for the first time in 11 years.

[Park Tae-hwan: A lot of memories come to life, and I was surprisingly fond of it (with Hwang Seon-woo medal).]

After hearing what Hwang Seon-woo said about himself,

[Hwang Seon-woo / 29th of last month: Park Tae-hwan is truly one of the best swimmers in the world of swimming. Because he's a brilliant player and he's a great player.

I don't think it's appropriate to say that (I) went over it...


He replied modestly.

[Park Tae-hwan: He has already made a better record than me, and I think he is a better player than me.]

Park said that when he first saw Hwang Seon-woo at the National Sports Festival three years ago, he was surprised by Hwang Seon-woo's record, who was a freshman at the time. ,

[Park Tae-hwan: I say this for the first time, but it was true that (my general wife) suddenly became more nervous because good records came out in front (in high school).]

He said that he had a foreboding of success at that time.

[Park Tae-hwan: (At that time, Hwang Seon-woo) I thought that I would become a scary player when I grow up...

(Now I) I again thought, 'You have eyes to see'...


Unlike himself, who led Korean swimming alone, he said that he was envious and proud to have achieved good results in team events with his teammates, and said that he had even imagined a happy race with Hwang Seon-woo in the finals of the Olympics or World Championships.

[Park Tae-hwan: The fact that two Korean players step on the starting podium (together in the final) is very meaningful to me, so (just imagining) I am getting a lot of chicken skin right now, I think I will be very happy.]

The 2nd Park Tae-hwan I cheered for him to grow bigger as the first Hwang Seon-woo.

[Park Tae-hwan: Since I think it is starting now, I will work hard to support you so that you can achieve good results without getting hurt.


(Video coverage: Lee Byung-joo, video editing: Oh Young-taek, CG: Kim Jong-un)