The Korean swimming renaissance just got a new star. Baek In-cheol (23, Jung-gu, Busan) became the first South Korean to win gold in the men’s 50-meter butterfly.
Baek touched the touchpad in 23.29 seconds in the 50-meter men’s butterfly final at the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 at the Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Monday.
His time of 23.29 is a South Korean record and a Games record.
He also became the first South Korean athlete to win a gold medal in the event, which was introduced at the 2006 Doha Games, surpassing Yang Jung-doo (2014 – bronze) as the only South Korean to medal in the event. 호텔카지노
It was a close call.
Paik ran 23.39 in the morning heats to break the Korean record (23.50) he set at the national trials in March, and then shaved 0.1 seconds off his time in the final to make history.
He has now broken the Korean record three times this year
After the race, Baek said, “I’m not satisfied with this time. My goal is to get into the 22s,” he said after the race, but laughed, “I think the nickname Han-Shin (Korean record breaker) is okay.”
Paik’s golden backstroke gave South Korea its fourth gold medal in swimming management at the Games. It is tied with Guangzhou 2010 for the most ever.