Newest Swimming Sensation: 2024 Korean Olympic Trials See Standout Performances from World Champion Kim Woomin

Kim Woomin Dominates Korean Olympic Trials with Impressive Time of 3:43.69 to Secure World Champion Title

The 2024 Korean Olympic Trials came to an end in Gimcheon, leaving standout performances from world champion Kim Woomin. At just 22 years old, Kim dominated the men’s 400m free with a time of 3:43.69, cementing his position as one of the top competitors in the world in this event. Although this swim was slightly off his personal best of 3:42.71 in Doha last month, it was still better than his time at last year’s Asian Games. Kim has already qualified for the Paris Olympics in the 200m free and 1500m free events.

In the men’s 50m free, Ji Yuchan took gold with a time of 22.25, followed by Baek In-chul in 22.47 and Hwang Sunwoo in 22.53. Ji is the reigning Asian Games champion in this event and set a national and Games record of 21.72 last year, which helped him qualify for the Olympics once again. The Korean Swimming Federation’s High-Performance Committee will soon decide on the final roster for Paris after Day 5 of trials have ended with several athletes already securing their spots, including Kim Woomin, Lee Juho, Lee Eunji, Choi Dong-yeol, Kim Minseop, Kim Seoyeong

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