Here’s the latest from the Hangzhou Asian Games. In a few moments, South Korean swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo will go for gold in his main event, the 200-meter freestyle. He’s already finished first out of thirty-six swimmers in the preliminaries, and is expected to set an Asian record.
Reporter Oh Won-seok.
Hwang Sun-woo, who was the first to break the start, pushed to the front as he came to the surface.
At the 50m mark, he stretched the gap to 0.8 seconds over the second-place finisher, and by the 100m return, he was more than 1.3 seconds ahead.
His time to touch the touchpad as first in his heat was 1:47.08.
It was the fastest of the 36 runners in his heat.
China’s Fan Zhanle, who qualified in a different heat than Huang, had an impressive second half of the race.
He was in third place at the 150-meter mark, but came from behind in the final 50 meters to touch the touchpad in first place.
The 200-meter freestyle is Huang’s main event.
His best time is 1:44.42, set two months ago at the World Championships in Fukuoka, 0.23 seconds ahead of Panzaner.
He will go for the Asian record in the final in a few minutes.
[Hwang Sun-woo/Swimming National Team (Yesterday) : I have a 200m freestyle race, which is my complete main event, and I think I’m in pretty good shape right now, so if I manage my physical condition well, I’m (hoping) to get the result of my hard work in the 200m result tomorrow.
With three medals in three days, including gold in the 800-meter freestyle relay, Hwang will now go for a fourth. 메이저사이트
Lee Ho-joon also qualified in third place and made the final, raising hopes for a companion medal.