The Dong-A Swimming Championship continued its reputation as ‘the cradle of records and anticipation’.
At the 94th Dong-A Swimming Championship held on the 18th at the indoor swimming pool in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do, a total of 19 new records were set, including 8 records being broken. In particular, the record shortening of promising players was remarkable.
Choi Eun-woo (10, Seoul Naebal Sancho 4, photo), who won the men’s 50m breaststroke final held that day with a new record of 34 seconds and 48 seconds, showed off the aspect of a ‘record maker’. Choi Eun-woo, who set a new competition record of 34.55 seconds in the preliminaries held in the morning, advanced her record by 0.07 seconds again in the finals held in the afternoon to reach the top. Choi Eun-woo, who won the 100m breaststroke preliminary final on the 16th by setting two competition records, became the holder of the most competition records (four) so far.
Choi Eun-woo is changing his tournament record just by playing. There are a total of 20 competition records that Choi Eun-woo broke at the national swimming competition this year. In the National Youth Sports Festival held in May, Choi Eun-woo won two gold medals in her main event (50m breaststroke, 100m) by setting three new records throughout the preliminaries and finals. At the time, his 100m breaststroke record was 1:18:00, 35:49 in the 50m, but he advanced his personal best in Dong-A Swimming to 1:13:36, 34:48.
Choi Eun-woo said Adam Petey (28, England), the world’s strongest male breaststroke, was his role model. Petey, who won the gold medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, also won a gold medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics held last year, succeeding in his second consecutive victory. Choi Eun-woo, who first started swimming at the age of 5 and stood out especially in breaststroke, said, “I will work hard so that the name Choi Eun-woo comes to mind when I say ‘breaststroke’ like Pitty.”
Woo Jong-ho (10, Seoul Jeongok Elementary School 4), who won the men’s 50m freestyle in 28 seconds and 45 seconds, also set a record of 28 seconds and 15 seconds in the preliminaries. Woo Jong-ho also won two gold medals after winning his first gold medal in the 100m freestyle event held on the 16th. Woo Jong-ho is attracting attention as a ‘second generation swimmer’. Woo Won-gi (48), chairman of the Seoul Swimming Federation’s Performance Improvement Committee, who won silver medals in the 800m relay race and bronze medals in the 200m freestyle at the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, is his father. Woo Jong-ho, who started swimming at the age of 5 to improve his physical strength due to his weak body, registered as an elite athlete this year and stands out with good results in national competitions. Woo Jong-ho also won two gold medals (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle) in the youth sports event in May. Woo Jong-ho expressed his aspirations, saying, “I want to become a world-class freestyle sprinter like Hwang Seon-woo (19, Gangwon Provincial Office).”메이저사이트
Dong-A Swimming was held three years after 2019 in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). In the 2019 competition, a total of 28 competition records (daily average of 5.6), including two Korean records, were set for 5 days, and this year, a daily average of 6.3 new competition records are pouring out.