2024 Korean Olympic Trials: World-class performances from Kim Woomin and Ji Yuchan secure spots in Paris

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

The 2024 Korean Olympic Trials have come to a close in Gimcheon, with 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, securing his position as one of the top competitors in the world in this event. Although this swim was slightly off from his personal best of 3:42.71 in Doha last month, it was still better than his 3:44.35 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 closely 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 qualifies him for the Olympics once again. The Korean Swimming Federation’s High-Performance Committee will soon decide on the final roster for Paris based on these impressive results and other performances throughout Day 5 of the trials.

Other notable results include Kim Jihun winning the men’s 100m fly, Heo Yeon-kyung taking gold in the women’s

The 2024 Korean Olympic Trials have come to a close in Gimcheon, with 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, securing his position as one of the top competitors in the world in this event. Although this swim was…

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