Young Swimmer Kim Woomin Secures His Spot in Paris Olympics with Impressive Performance

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

In Gimcheon, the 2024 Korean Olympic Trials came to an end 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, solidifying his position as one of the top competitors in the world in this event. This swim was only slightly off from his personal best of 3:42.71 in Doha last month and 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 the 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 qualified for the Olympics with his national and Games record of 21.72 set last year.

Other notable results include Kim Jihun winning the men’s 100m fly, Heo Yeon-kyung taking gold in the women’s 50m free, Kim Seoyeong as the quickest in the women’s 100m fly, and Kim Minseop winning the men’s 400m IM. Through Day 5 of the trials, several athletes have already secured their spots in the Paris Olympics, including Kim Woomin, Lee Juho, Lee Eunji, Choi Dong-yeol, Kim Minseop, Kim Seoyeong, Hwang Sunwoo, Cho Sung Jae, and Ji Yuchan.

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