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Swimmer Hwang Sun-woo sprints to 200m freestyle gold

By Yonhap

Published : Sept. 27, 2023 - 21:08

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South Korean swimmer Hwang Sun-woo upon hearing his records at the men's 200-meter freestyle at the Asian Games at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Sports Arena in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday (Yonhap) South Korean swimmer Hwang Sun-woo upon hearing his records at the men's 200-meter freestyle at the Asian Games at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Sports Arena in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday (Yonhap)

HANGZHOU, China -- South Korean swimming hero Hwang Sun-woo sprinted to gold in the men's 200-meter freestyle at the Asian Games in China on Wednesday.

Hwang broke his own national record with a time of 1:44.40 to win his second gold medal at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Sports Arena. He helped South Korea to gold in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay Monday. Hwang's time was also the new Asian Games record.

Hwang's teammate, Lee Ho-joon, grabbed bronze at 1:45.56. Pan Zhanle of China took silver in 1:45.28. (Yonhap)