2024 Korean Olympic Trials Showcases Remarkable Swimming Talent: Kim Woomin’s Win and Qualification for Paris Olympics

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

The 2024 Korean Olympic Trials concluded in Gimcheon with remarkable 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 status as one of the top swimmers in the world in this event. Although his time was slightly off from his personal best of 3:42.71 in Doha last month, it was still better than his previous performance at the 2018 Asian Games.

In addition to his impressive swim, Kim has already qualified for the Paris Olympics in both the men’s 200m free and 1500m free events. Other notable results include Ji Yuchan taking gold in the men’s 50m free with a time of 22.25, followed by Baek In-chul in 22.47 and Hwang Sunwoo in 22.53. Ji is reigning Asian Games champion in this event and qualified for the Olympics with his national and Games record of 21.72 set last year.

Furthermore, women had impressive showings as well, with Heo Yeon-kyung winning gold in the women’s 50m free and Kim Seoyeong being the quickest in the women’s 100m fly event. Kim Minseop also impressed by winning gold in men’s 400m IM event

As Day Five of trials comes to an end, several athletes have secured their spots on the roster for Paris including Kim Woomin, Lee Juho, Lee Eunji, Choi Dong-yeol, Kim Minseop, Kim Seoyeong, Hwang Sunwoo

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