Relay first medal in sight South Korea’s new team “looks good in the evening”

(Fukuoka = Yonhap) By Lee Dae-ho Lee = The South Korean swimming team, which will try to win its first medal at the World Aquatics Championships, got off to a strong start with a “Korean record” in the medley relay. The casinositeking Korean men’s medley relay team of Hwang Sun-woo (20), Kim Woo-min (21), Yang Jae-hoon (25, Gangwon-do) and Lee Ho-joon (22, Daegu Metropolitan City) set a new Korean record of 7:06.82 in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay preliminaries at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships at Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall on Monday. They broke the previous Korean record of 7:06.93 set in the final of last year’s Budapest Games (sixth place) by 0.11 seconds. They will attempt to win a medal in the final at 9:40 p.m. tonight. “I’m very grateful to my teammates for qualifying for the final with such a good result,” said Hwang Sun-woo, who came to the joint press area after the relay heats. We will continue to work together as a team and show a good performance in the evening.”

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