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Quicker Than Phelps: 17-Yr-Outdated Hwang Solar-Woo Hits 1:45.92 LCM 200 Free WJR



  • Tuesday, November 17th – Friday, November 20th
  • Gimcheon Indoor Swimming Pool
  • LCM (50m)
  • Choice Meet for Nationwide Coaching Heart Squad
  • Day 1 Recap
  • Day 2 Recap
  • Results

17-year-old Hwang Sun-Woo already impressed at these 2020 Korean Nationwide Workforce Trials, taking down a nationwide report within the males’s 100m free yesterday.

Stopping the clock in a lifetime better of 48.25, Hwang’s outing overtook the earlier NR of 48.42 Olympic medalist, and most profitable swimmer from the nation ever, Park Tae Hwan, placed on the books again in 2014. You possibly can learn extra about Hwang’s swim utilizing the day 2 recap hyperlink above.

Nevertheless, buckle your seatbelts as you’re about to study that the teenager has now put the 200m free nationwide report on discover. Busting out a monster time of 1:45.92, Hwang topped the rostrum by effectively over 2 seconds to get below the 1:46-threshold for the primary time in his younger profession.

Opening within the first half of 51.78 and shutting in 54.14, Hwang’s time tonight laid waste to his already eye-popping personal best of 1:46.31 thrown down just last month. That mark already put him amongst Asia’s greatest, rating him because the 10th quickest man ever from the continent.

Nevertheless, getting into completely new territory together with his 1:45.92, Hwang sits simply over a second exterior Park’s nationwide report of 1:44.80. His efficiency this night rockets him as much as grow to be Asia’s seventh quickest performer all-time.

All-Time Asian Performers – Males’s LCM 200 Free

  1. Solar Yang (CHN), 1:44.39 2017
  2. Park Taehwan (KOR), 1:44.80 2010
  3. Katsuo Matsumoto (JPN), 1:45.22 2019
  4. Kosuke Hagino (JPN), 1:45.23 2014
  5. Sho Uchida (JPN), 1:45.24 2009
  6. Ji Xinjie (CHN), 1:45.48 2019
  7. Hwang Sun-Woo (KOR), 1:45.92 2020

For extra perspective, Hwang’s time tonight would register as an American age mark, overtaking the Michael Phelps’ 17-18 Nationwide Age Report of 1:45.99 the GOAT put up in 2003.

Hwang’s outing would have rendered the Korean because the eighth place finisher finally yr’s FINA World Aquatic Championships.

As a ultimate resume addition, Hwang can now name himself the World Junior Report holder, together with his 1:45.92 stunner simply dipping below Aussie Elijah Winnington‘s 1:46.13 that’s been in place since 2018. Splits for Winnington’s swim included 51.44/54.69 for his 1:46.13.

Race begins at 15:22