HWANG SUN-WOO WINS SIXTH MEDAL IN FINAL EVENT OF GAMES MENS 400’S FREESTYLE RELAY FINIISHES SECOND
Hwang Sun-woo (20-Gangwon Provincial Office) won a silver medal in his final event of the Hangzhou Asian Games. Hwang Sun-woo, who has helped spark a renaissance in South Korean swimming, ended his first Asian Games campaign with six medals .South Korea’s team of Ji Yoo-chan, Lee Ho-joon (Daegu Metropolitan Government), Kim Ji-hoon (Daejeon Metropolitan Sports Federation) and Hwang Sun-woo (Daejeon Metropolitan Sports Federation) finished in 3:12.96 in the men’s swimming management 400m medley relay final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China on Monday. They were unable to beat China’s Asian record of 3:10.88 set by Fan Zhanle, Chen Jianle, Hong Jinquan and Wang Haoyu, but they did beat Japan’s team of Nakamura Katsumi, Matsumoto Katsuhiro, Tanaka Daikan and Gomi Tomonobu (3:14.26).Prior to this day, South Korea had only won three bronze medals in the men’s 400-meter freestyle relay at the Asian Games (Busan 2002, Doha 2006, Guangzhou 2010).However, Hwang Sun-woo and the Golden Generation set a new Korean record and changed the color of the medal to silver. Yang Jae-hoon (Gangwon Provincial Office), Lee Yoo-yeon (Goyang City Hall), and Kim Young-beom (Gangwon Cheego), who competed in the morning qualification, also received silver medals .Hwang Sun-woo won his sixth medal in the final event of the tournament. The ‘Ace of the Golden Generation’ won a medal on the 24th in the 100-meter freestyle (3rd), the 25th in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay (1st), the 26th in the men’s 400-meter medley relay (2nd), and the 27th in the men’s 200-meter freestyle (1st) and mixed medley relay (3rd). He won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals .Hwang now ranks second on the list of most medals won by a Korean swimmer at a single Asian Games, 안전놀이터 behind Park Tae-hwan, who won seven medals in Doha in 2006 and Guangzhou in 2010.