“I learned that a genius is a genius.”
Head coach Lee Jeong-hoon of the national swimming team summed up Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon-do Provincial Office), a “racer of superpower” who won two consecutive World Championships, in one word, “genius.”
At the 2022 International Swimming Federation Short Course World Swimming Championships held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Center in Australia, Lee won the men’s 200m freestyle, the men’s 800m relay, a new Korean record, and the women’s medley relay 200m. He once again expressed his surprise at Hwang Seon-woo’s skills as he watched from the sidelines. 메이저놀이터
Coach Lee said, “Hwang Seon-woo suffered a finger injury in the preliminaries, so we couldn’t decide whether to participate until 7:30 Melbourne time. In order to protect the player, he tried to give up if the player said it would be difficult. I want to,” he said, “we were also surprised by the record of 39 seconds. We learned once again that genius is genius.” Hwang Seon-woo won the men’s 200m freestyle with a record of 1:39:72, beating ‘rival’ David Popovic (Romania). He also set a new Asian record.
Coach Lee commented, “Hwang Seon-woo’s turn and dolphin skills are as good as foreign players. When he trained in Australia and Jincheon, he emphasized turns and dolphins.”
The swimming team is looking forward to the Hangzhou Asian Games to be held next year. Director Lee said, “Not only Hwang Seon-woo, but also the men’s 800m relay, which is a strategic event, has risen to the world level. If we pay a little more attention, I think we will achieve good results in the Asian Games and Olympic 800m relay.” He insisted on training.