South Korean swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon-do Province) has successfully completed his final competition before the Fukuoka World Championships in just over a month.
Hwang was the first to touch the touchpad in 47.79 seconds in the men’s 100-meter freestyle final on the fifth day of the Gwangju National Swimming Championships at the Municipal International Pool of Namyang University in Gwangju on Thursday afternoon.
Second place went to Lee Ho-joon (Daegu Metropolitan City) in 48.76 and third to Kim Min-joon (Gangwon Provincial Office) in 50.10.
Hwang Sun-woo, who paced himself in the morning heats to finish second in 50.49 behind Lee (50.31), fired on all cylinders in the final.
After covering the first 50 meters in 22.92 seconds, Hwang finished the remaining 50 meters in 24.87 seconds.
Hwang, who clocked 48.21 in the 100-meter freestyle at the national trials in March, improved his time by 0.42 seconds in three months.
However, he fell short of the Korean record of 47.56 in the 100-meter freestyle, which he set in the semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021.
Hwang’s time of 47.79 is the fourth fastest in the world this season 토토사이트.
Fan Zhanle (China) is the world leader with 47.22, followed by David Popovic (Romania – 47.61) and Mashu Richards (Great Britain – 47.72).
Sunwoo Hwang, who won the 200m freestyle the previous day in 1:44.61 to improve his world-leading time this season, ended the meet with a double.
Hwang, who will be based at the National Athletes’ Village in Jincheon, will compete at the World Championships in Fukuoka next month and the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September.