China made the decision to scratch Xu Jiayu from the 200 back semis in order to focus on the 800 free relay, but that decision may have cost them a medal.
Yang Jaehoon broke the South Korean National Record in the men’s 50 freestyle heats in a time of 22.26, placing 19th overall.
The second morning of the 2019 World University Games features five events: men’s 200 free, 200 IM, and 1500 free, and the women’s 100 free and 100 breast.
Korean medal hopeful An Sehyeon missed qualifying for this summer’s World Championships in both the 100m and 200m fly events, although her nation’s official roster for Gwangju won’t be released until next week.
The first of two national swimming trials for Korea took place over the weekend, with Asian Games swimmers Moon Jaekwon and Kim Seoyong both in the water vying for qualification times for this summer’s World University Games (Summer Universiade).
An Sehyeon raced to a solid 57.96 100m fly in Korea tonight to claim her 8th consecutive National Festival title in the event.