[Asian Games] Ji Yu-chan, 50m Freestyle ‘21.84’, New Competition Record… “Gold Medal Challenge”
1st place overall in the preliminary round and advance to the finals…
Aiming to win the 50m freestyle title for the first time in 21 years since Kim Min-seok in 2002
Ji Yu-chan (21, Daegu Metropolitan City Hall) set a new Asian record advanced to the finals as first place in the men’s 100m freestyle swimming competition at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Ji Yu-chan hit the touchpad in 21.84 seconds in the men’s 50m freestyle preliminaries at the competition
held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool in Zhejiang, China, on the 25th.
21.84 seconds is a new Asian Games record, 0.10 seconds better than the 21.94 seconds set by Ning Zetao (China) at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. 토토사이트
At the same time, Ji Yu-chan shortened the Korean record (22.16 seconds) held by Yang Jae-hoon (Gangwon Provincial Office) by 0.32 seconds.
On this day, there was only one player, Ji Yu-chan, who recorded a record of 21 seconds in the Hangzhou Asian Games preliminaries.
Ho Ian Yantou (Hong Kong), who took second place overall, recorded a time of 22.07 seconds.
Pan Zhanle (China), who set a new Asian record of 46.97 seconds in the 100m freestyle the previous day, also finished in 22.47 seconds (5th overall) in the 50m preliminaries.
The men’s 50m freestyle final, in which Ji Yu-chan and eight others will participate, will be held on the 25th at 9:19 pm, Korean time.
Ji Yu-chan, who roared after checking the record after the game, said, “My goal was to break 21 seconds.
I am really happy that I achieved that goal.
If I warm up more in the afternoon, I will be able to set a better record.”
He said, “I feel encouraged because freestyle athletes such as Lee Ho-jun,
Kim Woo-min, and my younger brother Hwang Sun-woo are working hard and achieving good records.”
He added, “This time, I want to achieve good results as well.
I will challenge for the gold medal in the finals.
“I will feel even better if I win by breaking the Asian record (21.67 seconds),” he confidently said.
The first and last time a Korean athlete won the men’s 50m freestyle at the Asian Games was Kim Min-seok (tied for first place) at the 2002 Busan Games.