Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

 Korean swimmers aiming for the first gold medal in the Asian Games team event will have training in Australia.

The Korea Swimming Federation (Chairman Jeong Chang-hoon) announced on the 3rd that “We will send the special strategic training team within the national team, which has been organized since last year, to Australia this year for the second overseas training ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games.”

The 2023 season Asian Games team training special strategy training team is Hwang Seon-woo (Gangwon-do Office), Lee Ho-jun (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall), and Kim Woo-min, who finished 1st to 4th in the men’s freestyle 200m final at the 2023 National Swimming (Management) Selection Competition held on November 5th. and Yang Jae-hun (Gangwon Provincial Office).

They have already recorded a new Korean record of 6 minutes 49 seconds 67 by working together in the order of Hwang Seon-woo, Kim Woo-min, Lee Ho-jun, and Yang Jae-hoon in the men’s relay 800m final at the 16th World Swimming Championships 토토사이트(25m) held in Melbourne, Australia last December. He finished in 4th place, the highest ever in the team event at the championships.

Six of them, including national team leader Jeon Dong-hyun and trainer Park Ji-hoon, will leave for Brisbane, Australia on the 8th and begin special training with former Australian management team leader Richard Skals for 35 days.

Skals is the mentor of Cameron McAvoy, the silver medalist in the men’s 100m freestyle at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, and Eliza Winnington, the gold medalist in the men’s 400m freestyle at the 2022 Budapest World Aquatics Championships. The federation explained that it had promoted this special training with Skals by enhancing his leadership specialized in short and medium-distance freestyle.

“I’m looking forward to a special experience with the four players who were very impressive at the Melbourne Short Course World Championships,” said Skals. said. 

South Korea’s best ever Asian Games men’s team event was the silver medal in the 800m relay in 1994 in Hiroshima, Japan, jointly by Ji Sang-jun, Woo-chul, Woo Won-ki, and Bang Seung-hoon.

After six weeks of special training with coach Ian Pope in Melbourne, Australia last year, Korean swimming advanced to the first team final at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest and finished fourth in the final at the Short Course World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, achieving its best ever result. This is the highest ranking among Asian countries. Expectations for the next Asian Games were raised to the fullest.

The special strategic training team in preparation for the Asian Games departs for Australia on the 8th for the second overseas training and completes 35 days of field training. The team returning to Korea on March 15 will participate in the KB Financial Korea Swimming Championship 2023 (National Business Team Selection Contest) held at the Gimcheon Indoor Swimming Pool from the 25th.

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