The first Korean swimmer to hold the world record was born. The protagonist is Hwang Sun-woo (18, Seoul Sports High School), who is called’the second Park Tae-hwan’.
According to the Korea Swimming Federation on the 27th, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) sent a letter to the Korea Swimming Federation on the previous day stating that Sunwoo Hwang’s freestyle 200m record was recognized as a world junior record.
Hwang Seon-woo took a touch pad in 1 minute 45 seconds 92 at the men’s freestyle 200m for the national management team held at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium last November. This is 0.21 seconds faster than Elijah Winnington’s (Australia) junior world record at the time of 1 minute 46 seconds 13.
The Korean Swimming Federation immediately began work to obtain public recognition. First of all, at the same time as the record was achieved, the fact was first notified to FINA by email. After that, the related documents were handed over according to the procedure. The results of Hwang Seon-Woo’s doping test were not too late to FINA’s hands. FINA, who received the information from the Korean Swimming Federation, officially recognized Hwang Seon-Woo’s record after deliberation. The freestyle 200m world junior record holder on the homepage also quickly changed to Hwang Sun-woo. This is the first time that a Korean swimmer has been registered as a world record holder in all age groups, sports, and courses. Hwang Sun-woo did what Park Tae-hwan could not do.
FINA plans to send a formal certificate to Hwang by mail soon.
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