2021 KOREAN NATIONAL TRIALS
- Thursday, May 13th – Monday, May 17th
- Jeju Multi-Sports Complex Swimming Pool
- LCM (50m)
The penultimate day of action at the 2021 Korean National Trials saw Moon Seungwoo produce a new national record in the men’s 200m butterfly in a time of 1:56.25.
Entering this meet, 19-year-old Moon’s personal best rested at the 1:57.31 he notched at the Korean Championships last November. Flash forward to tonight, however, and the teen got it done for gold in the first sub-1:57 effort of his career.
Splitting 55.61/1:00.64, Moon’s 1:56.25 effort overtook the previous Korean national standard of 1:56.65 Lee Taegu put on the books back in 2016.
Of his race this evening, Moon stated, “Honestly I had 1:55 in mind so slightly disappointed with the time itself, but I can’t wait to get an Olympic ring tattoo soon!”
Moon’s time dips under the FINA ‘A’ qualification standard of 1:56.48 needed to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games, so the man has accomplished putting his name onto the Korean roster for Tokyo.
He also checks in among the top 20 performers on the season, ranking 18th.