[Asian Games] Choi Dong-yeol, Men’s 50m Breaststroke, New Korean Record… 3rd Place in Preliminary Round and Advance to Finals
The Choi Dong-yeol (24, Gangwon Provincial Office) advanced to the finals by setting a new Korean record in the men’s 50m breaststroke swimming event at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Choi Dong-yeol hit the touchpad in 27.06 seconds in the men’s 50m breaststroke preliminaries at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Swimming Management held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool in Zhejiang, China, on the 29th. 카지노사이트원
27.06 seconds is a new Korean record, 0.03 seconds better than Choi Dong-yeol’s own record of 27.09 seconds set in November 2021.
Choi Dong-yeol ranked third among the 26 people who participated in the preliminary round.
He aims to win a medal in the finals, which will be played among 8 people this afternoon.
After the preliminaries, Choi Dong-yeol said, “I set the Korean record for the 50m breaststroke two years ago, and I kept trying to break the record, but now I have surpassed my record.
I will aim to break into the 26-second mark in the finals.”
Qin Haiyang (China), who holds the Asian record of 26.20 seconds, is holding on in this event.
Although it seems difficult to challenge for the gold medal, it is worth aiming for even second place.
In the preliminaries, Qin Haiyang took first place,
setting a new competition record of 26.25 seconds (the previous record was 27.06 seconds).
Second place overall in the preliminaries was Sun Jiajun (China) with 27.01 seconds.
Choi Dong-yeol said, “I can compete in better physical condition in the afternoon,” and added, “I will aim to win a medal first, and furthermore, a silver medal.”
No Korean athlete has yet reached the podium in the men’s 50m breaststroke event at the Asian Games.
Choi Dong-yeol, who won a total of three medals at this competition,
including a silver medal in the men’s 400m medley relay and bronze medals in the 400m mixed medley relay and the men’s 100m breaststroke,
will attempt to win his fourth medal in the final individual race of the Hangzhou Games.
Choi Dong-yeol pledged, “All of our representative players are doing well in this competition.
I will also finish well.”