Kim Woo-min (22, Gangwon Provincial Office) beat Lee Ho-joon (22, Daegu Metropolitan Government) in the 200-meter freestyle at the 2024 Swimming (Management) National Selection Trials for the International Swimming Federation’s World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar, next February.Kim finished second in the men’s 200-meter freestyle final with a time of 1:46.06 on Sunday at the Gimcheon Indoor Pool in Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province. He touched the wall behind Hwang Sun-woo (20-Gangwon Provincial Office), who won in 1:45.68.Third place went to Lee Ho-joon in 1:46.07, just 0.01 seconds behind Kim Woo-min.Kim, who specializes in the middle and long distances, beat Lee, who was a finalist in the 200m freestyle at the Fukuoka World Championships in July. “I’m really happy to get a personal best in the 200m freestyle,” Kim said after the race. It was a good result for a meet where I wasn’t in my best condition. I’m also happy and excited to finish second.”In the 200-meter freestyle, Hwang, Kim Woo-min and Lee Ho-joon all passed the International Swimming Federation A time (1:47.06), but only the top two finishers from each country qualify for the World Championships, so only Hwang and Kim qualified for the 200-meter freestyle on their own.The problem is that Kim Woo-min will not be able to swim the 200-meter freestyle at the Doha World Championships.On the first day of competition, he swims the men’s 400-meter freestyle preliminaries on the 11th, followed by the 400-meter freestyle final and 200-meter freestyle preliminaries on the 12th, the 200-meter freestyle semifinals and 800-meter freestyle preliminaries on the 13th, and the 200-meter freestyle final on the 14th.Then it’s the 800-meter freestyle final on the 25th, the 800-meter freestyle relay heats on the 26th, and the 800-meter final on the 17th.
If Kim were to compete in the 200-meter freestyle, which is not her “main event,” she would not have a day off for the entire week.This is something he’s thinking about.Although he is happy to have qualified second, he knows he needs to make a choice and focus.”We’ll have to wait and see, but my main events are the 400-meter freestyle and 800-meter freestyle. There’s also the 800-meter freestyle relay,” he said, “I’m thinking I should focus on my main events. I haven’t decided yet.”If Kim withdraws from the 200-meter freestyle at the World Championships, the spot will go to third-place finisher Lee Ho-joon, who met the International Swimming Federation’s A time.Kim did not compete in the 1,500-meter freestyle this time around to focus on his main event, as he wants to focus on doing “well” and win a medal in Paris.”Next year’s Paris Olympics is my final goal. And the 400-meter freestyle is where I need to show the best results. Since I gave up the 1,500 meters, I will focus on the 400 meters.”But he still has a soft spot for the 1,500-meter freestyle.Kim Woo-min is still the unrivaled Korean leader in the 1,500-meter freestyle.At the Hangzhou Asian Games, he won a triple gold medal in the 400 and 800 meters freestyle and 800 meters freestyle relay, and a silver in the 1,500 meters freestyle.”I’ll try again after the Paris Olympics,” Kim said.Even more focused than his individual events is the 800-meter freestyle relay, which has made the leap to the world level.Their gold medal winning time of 7:01.73 at the Hangzhou Asian Games is an Asian record, which if applied to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics would be a silver medal, and if applied to this year’s World Championships in Fukuoka, a bronze.”If we can unite with the athletes and show a good performance, I think we will be a good enough team for the World hampionships and eventually the Olympics,” Kim said.If they make it into the ‘dream six’ and get a little lucky, they could even go for gold.Great Britain, the current favorites in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay, won gold in 6:58.58 at the Tokyo Olympics and 6:59.08 at the Fukuoka World Championships.”It’s possible because each athlete has excellent individual 온라인카지노 and is on the rise,” said Kim Woo-min. “If we can break into the top six, we can aim for the dream moment of an Olympic medal.”