Swimmer Hwang Sun-woo Wins Gold at World Championships

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    December 20, 2021 08:30

    Swimmer Hwang Sun-woo won gold in the men's 200-m freestyle at the FINA World Swimming Championships in the UAE.

    Hwang clocked 1:41.60 to narrowly beat his Russian competitor in the final using a short course in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 17. The championships use a 25-m race course, which is shorter than the typical 50-m swimming pool used in some other international competitions.

    Hwang Sun-woo poses with his medal at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Dec. 18. /Yonhap

    It was his first gold in a major championship, and he becomes the first Korean to win the event at the World Championships in five years, since Park Tae-hwan did so with a time of 1:41.08 in 2016.

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