It was a dominant performance, as “New Marine Boy” Kim Woo-min (22-Gangwon Provincial Office) won gold in the men’s 800-meter freestyle to complete a Games double.
Kim touched the touchpad in 7:46.03 to win the men’s 800m freestyle final of the Swimming Management at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on Monday.
He shaved 1.66 seconds off his own South Korean record (7:47.69), set 11 years ago at the World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, in July, and 2.33 seconds off the meet record (7:48.36) set by China’s Sun Yang at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games. 카지노
Kim, who had to settle for silver two days earlier in the men’s 1500m freestyle after losing out to China’s Fei Liwei, exploded from the start of the race.
He finished nearly four seconds clear of Fei Liwei (7:49.90) and took a commanding lead.
“I think I failed to control my pace in the 1500 meters, so I decided to go at my own pace this time,” Kim told reporters in the post-race mix zone.
With his gold medal, Kim won his second gold medal of the Games after winning the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay.
“I didn’t win the four medals I initially aimed for, but I’m happy to have taken a step towards three,” Kim said.
“It’s the fifth day of the tournament, and I was confident thanks to my brother (Baek) In-chul, who had a good start today,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Baek won gold in the men’s 50-meter butterfly, also breaking the Korean and world records.
With Kim Woo-min and Paik In-chul winning back-to-back titles, the South Korean swimming team has now won five gold medals at the Games.
This is another record, surpassing the previous high of four from Guangzhou 2010.
Kim Woo-min will compete in the men’s 400-meter freestyle on Monday.