Hwang Sun-Woo’s Gold Medal Dream: “Swim To Paris For A Year To Die”

After becoming the first South Korean swimmer to win back-to-back medals at the World Championships, Hwang Sun-woo has his sights set on gold at next year’s Paris Olympics.With one year to go until Paris, Hwang has new competition.The last 50 meters of the men’s 200-meter freestyle final at the World Championships.In lane 3, Sunwoo Hwang pulls off a last-minute spurt, and the other swimmers in lanes 2 and 6 follow suit.They hit the touchpad at almost the same time, but Hwang’s final casinositeking position was third.Despite breaking his own Korean record with a time of 1:44.42, he had to settle for second place behind Great Britain’s Mashu Richards and Tom Dean.The World Championships also saw the emergence of new contenders, as the traditional ‘favorite’ David Popovic of Romania settled for a bronze medal and newcomer Fan Zhanle of China failed to make the final.”I was a little disappointed because I was thinking, ‘Let’s just catch Popovic,’ but then I saw Tom Dean and Richards from Great Britain next to me, and they were doing really good sprints in the last 50 meters.”Richards, who won the gold medal in particular, was considered to be a ‘relay member’ of the British team, but this year he has gone from ‘relay member’ to ‘hero’ as he has dropped times.

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