Seoyoung Kim finishes 19th in 400m individual medley at worlds, fails to make final

SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – South Korean swimmer Kim Seo-young (29, North Gyeongsang Province) ended her individual events at the Fukuoka 2023 World Aquatics Championships without reaching the final.Kim finished first in her heat of the women’s 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:45.04 and 19th overall on the final day of competition at Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall on Tuesday.The 400-meter individual medley does not have a semifinal, but a straight final. Eight of the 35 swimmers in the preliminaries advanced to the final.Kim finished ninth in Budapest in 2017 and 10th in Gwangju in 2019 in this event. She did not compete in the 400-meter individual medley at Budapest last year.Kim, who holds the South Korean record of 4:35.93, was the third oldest swimmer to compete in the 400-meter individual medley at the Games. The oldest finalist was 24-year-old Sara Franceschi (ITA).Kim represents South Korea’s women’s swimming program.She 카지노사이트킹 reached three consecutive World Championship finals in the 200-meter individual medley, finishing sixth in Budapest 2017, Gwangju 2019 and Budapest 2022.She is the only athlete to reach three consecutive World Championship finals in the same event.However, in Fukuoka, her fourth World Championships, she failed to reach the final.She finished 13th in the 200-meter individual medley semifinals, failing to qualify for the final, and 19th in the 400-meter.Kim will compete in her final event of the Games as a member of the women’s 400-meter medley relay.She’ll have another chance to do it again soon.After winning gold in the women’s 200-meter individual medley and silver in the 400-meter at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, Kim will now prepare for the Hangzhou Asian Games, which begin in September.

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