Korean Swimming’s Golden Generation, ‘Betting on Medals’

Korean Swimming’s Golden Generation, ‘Heavily Betting on Medals’, Returns Home After World Championships

Kim Woo-min and Hwang Sun-woo, a ‘golden chorus’ in the 400m and 200m freestyle, and the men’s 800m relay also won the first silver medal in World Championship history.

At the 2024 International Swimming Federation World Championships, the Korean swimming team, which recorded the best performance in swimming history, made a golden return.

Representative athletes who opened a new path for Korean swimming in Doha, Qatar, including Kim Woo-min (22, Gangwon Provincial Office) and Hwang Sun-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office), returned through Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 19th.

Athletes who climbed to the podium in this competition appeared at the arrival hall with medals around their necks. 바카라사이트

In particular, Kim Woo-min and Hwang Sun-woo won gold medals in the 400m and 200m freestyle, respectively, and silver medals in the 800m relay.

The Doha World Championships medal is decorated with pearls and is as big as a child’s fist.

Kim Woo-min looked back on the competition, saying, “Because of good teamwork, we are being called the golden generation and are continuing to achieve good results.

We had very good teamwork during training, which was helpful.”

Sunwoo Hwang said, “It was hard for everyone to handle the high-intensity training in Australia, but I am satisfied with the good results thanks to everyone persevering.”

The Doha World Championships were held from the 2nd to the 19th of this month, and the management event began on the 11th.

Diving and artistic swimming athletes who completed their schedules earlier have already returned home.

The most brilliant achievement was the ‘golden duo’ that won the gold medal.

Kim Woo-min won a surprise gold medal in the men’s 400m freestyle final, giving Korean swimming its first World Championships gold medal in 13 years since Park Tae-hwan in the same event at the 2011 Shanghai Games.

Although many of the world’s top athletes did not participate in this competition in preparation for the Paris Olympics, Kim Woo-min was the first to touch the pad in the 400m freestyle, where most of the strong athletes participated.

Sun-Woo Hwang won the men’s 200m freestyle and finally collected a gold medal in this event, following a silver medal at the 2022 Budapest Games and a bronze medal at the 2023 Fukuoka Games.

Kim Woo-min, Hwang Sun-woo, Lee Ho-jun (23, Jeju City Hall), Yang Jae-hoon (25, Gangwon Provincial Office), and Lee Yu-yeon (23, Goyang City Hall) combined their efforts to win a silver medal, the first team medal in Korean swimming history, in the men’s 800m relay.



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