[National Sports Festival] Swimmer Hwang Sun-woo becomes the first player in history to challenge for MVP three times in a row... Park Tae-hwan goes beyond
2021-2022 MVP Hwang Seon-woo, if he wins MVP at this tournament, will be able to participate in 6 events starting on the 15th for the first time in history... Aim for at least 4 wins
National swimming team ace Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office) is attempting to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at the National Sports Festival three times in a row, a feat that no other domestic sportsperson has achieved. 바카라사이트
Sunwoo Hwang started with the men's 800m relay at the 104th Jeonnam National Sports Festival held at the Mokpo Indoor Swimming Pool in Jeollanam-do on the 15th, followed by the 200m freestyle (16th), 400m relay (17th), 100m freestyle, and 400m mixed medley relay (18th)
And is scheduled to participate in six events, including the 400m medley relay (19th).
Hwang Sun-woo plans to aim for MVP by winning at least four awards in this tournament.
Kim Woo-min (22, Gangwon Provincial Office), a mid- and long-distance swimmer who won three gold medals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, is considered the biggest competitor.
The direction of the MVP is expected to vary depending on whether a new individual event record or a new Korean record is achieved.
The possibility of Hwang Seon-woo winning his third consecutive MVP title is not small.
He improved his condition by running eight races at the recently held 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and winning six medals, including two gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze medals.
His attitude toward the National Sports Festival is also unique.
Sunwoo Hwang is using this competition as a bridgehead for the national team selection event in November and the Doha World Championships in February next year.
If Hwang Sun-woo wins MVP, the history of the National Sports Festival will change.
The Korea Sports Council has been selecting MVPs for the National Sports Festival since the 61st Games in 1980.
Over the next 40 years, no player has ever won MVP three years in a row.
There are only a handful of players who have won MVP two years in a row.
There are only three of them: weightlifter Kim Tae-hyun (1998-1999), swimmer Park Tae-hwan (2007-2008), and swimmer Hwang Seon-woo (2021-2022).
Tae-Hwan Park received the MVP award a total of five times (2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2017), the most ever, but unfortunately lost the MVP award to Deok-Hyun Kim, who set a new Korean record in the track and field triple jump in 2006.
Hwang Sun-woo has achieved overwhelming results at the National Sports Festival over the past two years.
He won five gold medals, the most at the 102nd National Sports Festival in 2021 while attending Seoul Physical Education High School, and was named MVP for the first time in his life.
At that time, he recorded a time of 1 minute 58.04 seconds in the 200m individual medley, breaking the previous Korean record (2 minutes 00.31 seconds) set by Park Tae-hwan at the MBC Cup National Championship in July 2014 by 2.27 seconds in 7 years and 3 months. It achieved remarkable results, such as setting a new, shortened record.
Hwang Sun-woo swept 55 out of 64 votes in the press vote to select MVP.
The 103rd National Sports Festival held last year was also Hwang Sun-woo's solo performance.
He set new competition records and won the 100m (47.78) and 200m (1:44.67) freestyle, and the 400m (3:15.39) and 800m (7:15.00) relay, and defeated his Gangwon Provincial Office teammate in the 400m relay finals.
He won four gold medals, including collaborating with others to set a new Korean record of 3 minutes 15.39 seconds.
In the 800m relay, the Gangwon starting team was disqualified due to a false start by a teammate and failed to achieve five gold medals for the second consecutive year, but received overwhelming support with 44 out of 52 votes in the MVP press vote.