Kim Seoyeong Takes 200 IM Gold, Hwang Sunwoo Hits 1:46 200 Free Prelim


Day three of the 2023 Korean Swimming Championships brought another national record, this time in the men’s 50m butterfly.

Baek Inchul fired off a time of 23.50 to take gold in the men’s 50m fly event tonight. That erased his own previous lifetime best and Korean standard of 23.67 he put on the books in November of 2022.

Also getting under the 24-second barrier in the final were Jihun Kim and Sunghyuk Lim who touched in 23.76 and 23.88 for respective silver and bronze.

Baek’s effort dipped under the World Aquatics ‘A’ cut of 23.53 for World Championships qualification consideration.

Also hitting a World Championships-worthy mark was Kim Seoyeong in the women’s 200m IM event. Kim stopped the clock in a time of 2:11.89 to win the race by more than 3 seconds en route to dipping under the World Aquatics ‘A’ standard of 2:12.98.

Kim is the Korean national record holder in the event, owning a lifetime best of 2:08.34 from the 2018 Asian Games. At last year’s World Championships, the 29-year-old placed 6th in the 200m IM final with a result of 2:11.30.

Additional Notes

  • World champion Hwang Sunwoo followed up his 100m free victory from last night by capturing the top seed in the men’s 200m free this evening. Hwang landed lane 4 in a time of 1:46.45 while the 1500m free victor here, Kim Woomin was next in line with a heats swim of 1:47.74.
  • Yuchin Ji topped the men’s 50m free heats at 22.26 while Jeong Soeun captured the women’s top seed in 25.66.
  • Kim Youngbeom was the fastest 100m butterflier out of the men’s heats, touching in 52.94. Seoyeong earned the top spot in 1:00.16 in the women’s prelims.


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2 months ago

Shouldn’t finals have happened by now?

Reply to  John26
2 months ago

Prelims are day before

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2 months ago

the results link goes nowhere

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Loads for me

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2 months ago

found out that it’s geoblocked. an american vpn works though

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