South Korea’s men’s swimming medley relay team won a silver medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
South Korea’s men’s medley relay team of Lee Ju-ho (28, Seogwipo City Hall), Choi Dong-yeol (24, Gangwon Provincial Office), Kim Young-beom (17, Gangwon Chego) and Hwang Sun-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office) set a new Korean record of 3:32.05 to finish second in the men’s 400-meter medley relay final at the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 at the Hangzhou Olympic Center swimming pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China on Saturday.
In Asia, unbeaten China took the top spot with an Asian record of 3:27.01, followed by Japan in third with 3:32.52.
It has been 13 years since South Korea won a medal in the men’s medley relay at an Asian Games since Guangzhou 2010, when they finished second.
Back then, the Korean team of Park Sun-kwan, Choi Kyu-woong, Chung Doo-hee and Park Tae-hwan finished third in 3:38.30, behind China (3:34.01) and Japan (3:34.10), but were promoted to second after China was disqualified.
They were disqualified in Incheon in 2014 and finished fifth at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.
This time, South Korea took second place on “record” without anyone being disqualified.
Lee Ju-ho, Choi Dong-yeol, Kim Young-beom and Hwang Sun-woo shaved 2.20 seconds off the Korean record of 3:34.25 set at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka on July 30.
Hwang Sun-woo added a silver medal on the day, giving him one gold (men’s 800-meter freestyle relay), one silver and one bronze (100-meter freestyle) medal at the Games before starting his main event, the 200-meter freestyle.
He also won silver in the breaststroke with Cho Sung-jae (22-Goyang City Hall), Kim Ji-hoon (23-Daejeon Metropolitan Sports Association) and Lee Ho-joon (22-Daegu Metropolitan City Hall), who competed in the preliminaries. 파워볼분석