Yang Jae-hoon Lowers Hwang Sunwoo’s 100 Fly Korean Record To 51.85

104TH KOREAN NATIONAL SPORT FESTIVAL

The 104th Korean National Sport Festival continued this week, with another national record biting the dust at Mokpo Indoor Pool.

The men’s 100m fly Korean standard fell at the hands of two men, one from the high school category and one from the open category.

First, Kim Yung-beom fired off a lifetime best of 51.97 to claim the boys’ high school age category of the 1fly event. That performance surpassed the previous national record of 51.99 Hwang Sunwoo put on the books last year.

For teenager Kim, the time slashed .22 off of the 52.19 he logged at this year’s Asian Games to place 5th in the event in Hangzhou ultimately.

However, the newly-minted record was short-lived as Yang Jae-hoon dropped it further, landing at 51.85 in the open category at this Festival.

After scoring a prelims time of 53.91, Yang hacked another 2 seconds off to produce the new national mark. Yang did not race this event at this year’s Asian Games.

With these 2 performances, Yang and Kim now rank as the respective 6th and 9th-quickest 100m fly swimmers in the world thus far this season.

2023-2024 LCM Men 100 Fly

JoshCAN
Liendo
05/19
50.06
2 Noe
PONTI
SUI50.1604/06
3Matthew William
Temple
AUS50.2512/03
4Kristof
MILAK
HUN50.7506/02
5Caeleb
DRESSEL
USA50.8404/12
5Hubert
KOS
HUN50.8404/12
7Andrei
MINAKOV
RUS50.8604/16
8 Katsuhiro
MATSUMOTO
JPN50.9603/24
9Shaine
CASAS
USA51.0312/01
10Jakub
Majerski
POL51.0604/25
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Additional Winners

  • Triple Asian Games champion Kim Woomin hit a time of 3:46.07 to take the men’s 400m free gold. He and teammate Hojun Lee (3:47.14) represented the sole swimmers of the final to get under the 3:52. barrier.
  • Kim Seoyeong logged a time of 2:12.12 to top the women’s 200m IM podium by over 3 seconds.
  • World Championships medalist Hwang touched first in the men’s 100m free, despite reportedly having suffered from food poisoning at the beginning of the meet. 20-year-old Hwang notched 48.48 as the gold medalist.
  • The women’s 100m free saw Jeong So-eun get it done for gold, posting 55.54 for the gold.
  • An Se-hyeon put up a time of 58.75 to top the women’s 100m fly podium.

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swimmany
7 months ago

kim young beoum is only 17years old

Swimswam subscriber
7 months ago

Wow many Korean swimmers are good this year. Hope they can carry this momentum to the Olympics!

Aquajosh
7 months ago

It’s nice to see that An Sehyeon is back and swimming. She was on track to get on a podium at Worlds or the Olympics when she disappeared.

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