After finishing fourth in the 100-meter freestyle at the Hangzhou Asian Games, Lee Ho-joon (22, Daegu Metropolitan City Government) said he was more satisfied with his personal best time than the disappointment of a ‘no medal’.
Lee finished fourth in the men’s 100-meter freestyle final of the swimming management event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games in 48.68 seconds on 바카라사이트 Thursday afternoon at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
Just ahead of him on the touchpad was teammate and Korean swimming sensation Hwang Sun-woo (20-Gangwon Provincial Office). Hwang won the bronze medal in 48.04.
“It’s very satisfying and positive that I was able to finish with a better time even though it’s not my main event,” Lee told reporters in the joint press area after the race.
Lee’s personal best was 48.76.
He achieved his goal of “breaking the record” in the 100-meter freestyle. He also improved both his ranking and time from the preliminaries (7th overall – 49.24).
“In the future, if I can perform like today in the 800-meter freestyle relay and 200-meter freestyle, I will have good results,” Lee said, adding, “I have been preparing for this competition for three to four years, and my results are coming at the right time.”
Lee’s main event is the 200-meter freestyle. He finished sixth in the 200-meter freestyle final at the Fukuoka World Championships alongside Hwang Sun-woo.
The 100-meter freestyle was dominated by Chinese swimmers.
Chinese swimmer Fan Zhanle (19) won the event in 46.97, beating her own Asian record (47.22) by 0.25 seconds, while newcomer Wang Haoyu (18) finished 0.02 seconds ahead of Huang in 48.02.
“The Chinese swimmers have done very well this year, especially in the freestyle,” Lee said, “and it’s their home, so our swimmers might feel some pressure.
“Tomorrow is a four-man race. The freestyle relay swimmers, who didn’t compete today, must have gotten used to the atmosphere of the stadium,” he said, adding, “I think we can achieve good results tomorrow.”
Lee, along with Hwang Sun-woo, Kim Woo-min (22), and Yang Jae-hoon (25-plus), will go for gold in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay on Friday. 슬롯