Hwang Sun-woo Stands out at Swimming World Cup Series in Qatar

  • By Sung Jin-hyuk

    October 25, 2021 10:31

    Teenage swimmer Hwang Sun-woo won one gold and two bronze medals at the FINA Swimming World Cup, which wrapped up last week in Doha, Qatar.

    Hwang took the top podium spot in the men's 200-m freestyle by clocking 1:41.17.

    His record is only 0.14 second behind Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan's Asian best of 1:41.03 set in 2016.

    The FINA Swimming World Cup is an international series using a short course, which is shorter than the typical 50-m swimming pool used in the Olympic Games. Park holds the Asian records in the 25-m race course in the men's 200-m, 400-m, 800-m and 1,500-m freestyle.

    Hwang Sun-woo poses with his medal at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar on Oct. 23. /Yonhap

    Hwang also won bronze medals in the men's 100-m individual medley (52.30) and the men's 100-m freestyle (46.46).

    The latest World Cup series was Hwang's first international competition in about three months since the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he finished fifth in the men's 100-m freestyle and seventh in 200-m freestyle.

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