Kim Woo-min (22-Gangwon Provincial Office) won a silver medal in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle. His first individual gold medal will have to wait for another time, but he still has a good chance of winning a triple. Kim Woo-min finished second in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle final in 15:01.07 at the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on Saturday .He set a new personal best (15:02.96) based on the International Swimming Federation standard, but was unable to beat his domestic best (14:54.25) and lost the top spot .In the 1,500-meter freestyle, Fei Liwei (20-China) touched the touchpad 5.60 seconds ahead of Kim in 14:55.47.Kim held off a late charge from third-place Shogo Takeda (28-JP) to finish second. Takeda’s time was 15:03.29.Despite missing out on the win, Kim became the first South Korean to medal in the men’s 1,500 meters at an Asian Games in 13 years since Park Tae-hwan (first in Doha 2006 and second in Guangzhou 2010).After leading the race through 400 meters, Kim lost the lead to Fei Liwei at the 450-meter mark .At 1,000 meters, the gap between Fei Liwei (9:56.18) and Kim Woo-min (9:56.74) was 0.56 seconds, effectively ending the gold medal race .Kim, who teamed with Hwang Sun-woo, Yang Jae-hoon (Gangwon Province) and Lee Ho-joon (Daegu Metropolitan City) in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay the previous day to win Korea’s first team gold medal at an Asian Games, will compete in the 800-meter freestyle on Monday and the 400-meter freestyle on Tuesday to complete the trifecta. The 1,500-meter freestyle is the one event where Kim is not confident of winning gold .However, the 800m and 400m freestyle events are where she has the strongest chance of winning. “I didn’t achieve my goal of winning four medals, but I’m still satisfied with the silver medal in the 1,500 meters,” Kim said after the race, promising to focus more on the remaining events and 바카라사이트 deliver a good performance.
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