(Olympics) Teen swimmer Hwang Sun-woo finishes 7th in men's 200m freestyle

유지호 / 2021-07-27 11:21:14
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(Olympics) S Korea-swimmer
▲ Hwang Sun-woo of South Korea begins the men's 200m freestyle swimming final at the Tokyo Olympics at Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Yonhap)

▲ Hwang Sun-woo of South Korea competes in the men's 200m freestyle swimming final at the Tokyo Olympics at Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Yonhap)

(Olympics) S Korea-swimmer

(Olympics) Teen swimmer Hwang Sun-woo finishes 7th in men's 200m freestyle

By Yoo Jee-ho

TOKYO, July 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korean teen swimmer Hwang Sun-woo ranked seventh in the men's 200m freestyle event of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, the best performance by a South Korean swimmer in nine years.

The 18-year-old was in the lead after the first 150 meters before losing steam and finishing second from last at 1:45.26 at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Tom Dean of Britain won the gold medal in 1:44.22, 0.04 ahead of fellow Briton Duncan Scott. Fernando Scheffer got the bronze in 1:44.66.

Hwang had won the heats Sunday with a new national record time of 1:44.62. Then in Monday's semifinals, Hwang posted 1:45.53 to become the first South Korean swimmer since Park Tae-hwan in 2012 to reach an Olympic swimming final.

The 18-year-old went right back at it Tuesday and looked to be in position for at least a medal until he ran out of gas in the final stretch.

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