Silver Medal in Men's 400m Medley Relay for the First Time

from Oct 23, 2023 hours 02:17 (UTC +09:00)
to Oct 23, 2025 hours 02:17 (UTC +09:00)


from Oct 23, 2023 hours 02:17 (UTC +09:00)
to Oct 23, 2025 hours 02:17 (UTC +09:00)


Korean Swimming Renaissance Begins... Silver Medal in Men's 400m Medley Relay for the First Time in 13 Years

Eunji Lee won a bronze medal in the women's 200m backstroke, and Woomin Kim won a silver medal in the 1,500m freestyle men's event.

Korean swimming announced the beginning of a full-fledged renaissance by winning three medals on the 26th, the fourth day of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

The Korean men's 400m medley relay team, comprised of the 'Avengers' swimming team, won a silver medal.  

In the final of the men's 400m medley relay at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Olympic Center swimming pool in Zhejiang Province, China on this day, the Korean team took second place with a time of 3 minutes 32.05 seconds, led by Lee Ju-ho in the backstroke, Dong-yeol Choi in the freestyle, Young-beom Kim in the butterfly, and Sun-woo Hwang in the freestyle.

China won the championship, setting a new Asian record with a time of 3 minutes 27.01 seconds.

Japan, recording a time of 3 minutes 32.52 seconds, won the bronze medal.

It is the first time in 13 years that Korea has won a medal in the medley relay since Park Sun-Kwan, Choi Gyu-woong, Jeong Doo-hee, and Park Tae-hwan teamed up for a silver medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Games.

Previously, in the preliminaries held this morning, backstroke Lee Joo-ho, breaststroke Seong-jae Cho, butterfly stroke 
Kim Ji-hoon, and freestyle Lee Ho-jun participated and took third place with a time of 3 minutes 38.96 seconds.

In Gyeoseung, the remaining members except Lee Joo-ho were replaced. Lee Joo-ho, Choi Dong-yeol, Kim Young-beom, and Hwang Sun-woo set a new Korean record of 3 minutes 34.25 seconds at the 2023 Fukuoka World Aquatics Championships last July.

In the final on this day, Korea started in lane 3, and Joo-ho Lee was the first to swim the backstroke and came in second place.

Next, Choi Dong-yeol took second place as a breaststroke swimmer and secured second place with a last-minute spurt, while Kim Young-beom, a promising butterfly swimmer, lost second place to Japan and came in third place.

Lastly, ace Hwang Seon-woo appeared as a freestyle swimmer.

Hwang Sun-woo showed an explosive spurt in the 50m in the second half, beating Japan and securing the silver medal.

In the men's 1500m freestyle held earlier, Kim Woo-min won the silver medal with a time of 15 minutes 01.07 seconds.

Unfortunately, he missed out on the championship, but he became the first Korean athlete to win a medal in the men's 1500m at the 
Asian Games in 13 years since Park Tae-hwan (1st in Doha in 2006, 2nd in Guangzhou in 2010).

Eunji Lee won a bronze medal in the women's 200m backstroke final by finishing the race in 2 minutes 09.75 seconds.

After finishing the race, he said, "I'm really happy that I recorded a time of 2 minutes and 9 seconds.

After sprinting in the last 50 meters, I thought, 'It's done.'"

It has been 25 years since a Korean female athlete won a medal in the backstroke at the Asian Games, after Shim Min-ji (3rd place) in the 200m and Choi Su-min (3rd place) in the 100m event in Bangkok in 1998.

When Lee Eun-ji heard this record, she said, "I wasn't aware of the record," but smiled brightly, saying, "25 years is a very long time.

After 25 years, I broke (a new medal record)."

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