South Korean swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo (20, Gangwon Province) has secured four gold medals for the third consecutive year at the National Games. This raises his chances of winning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the third consecutive year for the first time in history.
Hwang Sun-woo finished first in the 100-meter freestyle final of the men’s general category at the 104th Jeonnam National Championships at the Mokpo Indoor Pool in Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea, with a time of 48.48 seconds.
Hwang won the gold medal ahead of Kim Jin-won (49.11) and Kim Min-joon (49.14). It was his fourth gold medal after winning the 800-meter freestyle relay, 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relay. Ok et al. fell just short of their own South Korean record (47.56) set at Tokyo 2020.
“I was worried about the 100m freestyle today because I wasn’t in the best shape, but I’m happy with my time of 48.4 seconds,” said Hwang, who won six medals (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, through his management company, All That Sports.
“I realized the importance of taking care of my body through this national championships, and I will use this experience to thoroughly prepare for the upcoming competitions.”
He added, “If we swim well in the 400-meter medley relay, we can win five medals, which will mean a lot to us. I will do my best to compete and become a better athlete by the end of the competition.”
Hwang Sun-woo was named MVP of the Games for the second consecutive year after winning five 토토사이트 medals in 2021 and four in 2022. If he wins gold in the 400-meter medley relay on Aug. 19, he will not only win five titles, but also become the first ever three-time MVP.
Teammate Kim Woo-min, who also won four medals at the Games, has decided not to compete in the 400m medley relay on Monday.