‘Golden Generation’ Kim Woo-min wins 1500m freestyle silver

Lee Eun-ji wins bronze in women’s 200m backstroke after 25 years
Kim Woo-min

Of South Korea competes in the men’s 1500m freestyle during the Asian Games at the Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on Saturday.

Kim Woo-min, 22, a member of freestyle’s “golden generation,” won a silver medal in his first individual event at the Asian Games.

Kim finished second in the men’s 1500m freestyle with a time of 15 minutes, 1.07 seconds at the Asian

Games swimming competition at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday.

스포츠토토 It has been 13 years since a South Korean medal in the men’s 1500 meters freestyle at an

Asian Games since Park Tae-hwan, 34, won silver in Guangzhou in 2010. Gold went to China’s Fei Liwei

(20) in 14:55.47 and bronze to Japan’s Shogo Takeda (28-15:03.29).

Racing in lane 3 of heat 2, classified as the ‘fast heat’ in the 1500m freestyle, which is raced in a single

heat with no preliminaries, Kim was the first of eight swimmers into the water and took first place after

the first 50m and held the lead until 400m. However, he lost the lead to China’s Fei Liwei (20) at the 450-

meter mark, a position he held until the end of the race.

After the race, Kim said, “I had been training for the 800m medley relay gold medal, focusing on short

and middle distances, so I felt confident in my speed, but my stamina was a personal challenge. I lost

some stamina in the middle and late stages.” Kim’s personal best in the 1500m freestyle is 14:54.25, which

he set at the National Championships last year. 토토 It was a disappointment for Kim, as he could have

won the gold medal with a time in the 14:54 range. “Yesterday, I was so happy to win the gold medal that I

slept late while talking with my teammates,” said Kim, who smiled wryly. “I’m glad I won a medal in the

1500 meters, which I thought was my weakest event. I will do my best to recover and perform well in the remaining competitions.”

Kim Woo-min’s

Goal of becoming the first Korean swimmer to win four Asian Games titles was dashed, but his dreams of winning multiple medals are not. Kim will go for gold in the men’s 800m freestyle on Aug. 28 and the 400m freestyle on Aug. 29. If he wins both, he will join Park Tae-hwan as two-time Asian Games swimming triple winners. Kim said, “In my main event, the 400m freestyle, I’m aiming to break my personal record. In the 800m freestyle, I set a Korean record (7:47.69) at the Fukuoka World Championships, so I will race with that feeling in mind,” Kim said.

Members of the Korean men’s national team arrive for the men’s 400m medley relay final at the Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2018 in Hangzhou, China. They won the silver medal with a Korean record time of 3:32.05. From left, Choi Dong-yeol (breaststroke), Lee Ju-ho (backstroke), Kim Young-beom (butterfly) and Hwang Sun-woo (freestyle).

The men’s team of Lee Ju-ho (29-backstroke), Choi Dong-yeol (24-breaststroke), Kim Young-beom (17-butterfly) and Hwang Sun-woo (20-freestyle) also won a silver medal in the 400-meter medley relay on the same day, setting a Korean record of 3:32.05. The time was more than two seconds faster than the previous Korean record (3:34.25) set by the same team at the World Championships in Fukuoka in July. China, which set an Asian record of 3:27.01, won the gold medal and Japan (3:32.52) took the bronze.


Who had planned to focus on his main events of the 100m and 200m freestyle and the 800m freestyle relay in his quest for a triple Asian Games title, swam the final backstroke of the day to help the team to a silver medal. “At this Asian Games, I didn’t have to swim the preliminaries (due to South Korea’s strength), so I felt good about my conditioning. I decided to compete in all the team events before the Hangzhou Games,” said Hwang. So far, Hwang has competed in three events and won gold, silver, and bronze medals.

Lee Eun-ji

Smiles with her bronze medal during the awards ceremony after finishing third in the women’s 200m backstroke final at the Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday.

Earlier in the women’s 200-meter backstroke final, Lee Eunji (17) clocked 2 minutes, 9.75 seconds to win the bronze medal behind China’s Feng Xuewei (20-2:07.28) and Liu Yaxin (24-2:08.70). It has been 25 years since

Sim Min-ji won

Bronze in the event at the 1998 Bangkok Games. Lee became the third Asian Games medalist in the women’s 200m backstroke after Choi Yun-hee, who was dubbed the “Mermaid of Asia,” won back-to-back titles in the event in New Delhi in 1982 and Seoul in 1986. 스포츠토토링크

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