South Korean swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo (20-Gangwon Provincial Office) started his first Asian Games with a bronze medal, and while he was disappointed with his performance, he vowed to improve in his remaining events.
Hwang touched the touchpad in 48.04 seconds to finish third in the men’s 100-meter freestyle final of the swimming management event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Thursday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.
Hwang became the second Korean to win a medal in the men’s 100-meter freestyle at an Asian Games after Park Tae-hwan.
This was Hwang’s first Asian Games.
After the race, Hwang met with the media in the joint press area and expressed both his joy at winning his first medal and his disappointment with his performance.
“I’m happy to have won a bronze medal in my first Asian Games,” he said, “but my 100-meter freestyle time leaves a lot to be desired. I need to focus more on the 800-meter freestyle relay and the 200-meter freestyle in the team events,” he said.
“I think I will have to work hard to improve my personal best again,” he said, adding, 온라인카지노 “I hope to shake off the disappointment from the 100-meter (freestyle) in other races.”
Hwang fell short of his personal best of 47.56 on the day.
Fan Zhanle, 19, who is often compared to the poster child for Chinese and Sino-Swiss swimming, won in 46.97, beating her own Asian record (47.22) by 0.25 seconds.
Chinese newcomer Wang Haoyu, 18, also finished the race in 48.02, 0.02 seconds faster than Huang.
“I could barely see Fan Zhan’er because she was so far away, and I could only see Wang Haoyu next to her,” said Huang. “Fan Zhan’er set an incredible time of 46 seconds. I think he is an amazing athlete and I will have to train harder to keep up with him.”
With the disappointment behind him, Hwang will now aim to win gold in the 800-meter freestyle relay on Friday and the 200-meter freestyle on Sunday.
“The 800-meter freestyle relay is something I’ve been preparing for a lot with my teammates,” said Hwang. “I think we’re all in good shape with good breathing. If we stay focused, I think we can achieve our desired goal.” 슬롯게이밍