Make It Four Wins for Tae Hwan Park at South Korean Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

GIMCHEON, South Korea, July 19. OLYMPIC gold medalist Tae Hwan Park continues to impress here at the South Korean Nationals in Gimcheon.

It wasn’t the speed he used to rank ninth in the world with a 48.42 at the NSW State Championships, but Park had plenty in the tank as he set a meet record in the men’s 100-meter free with a 48.68. Gim Seong Yeon finished second in 50.74 with Bak Seong Wan earning third in 50.97.

That’s Park’s fourth gold medal of the meet. He already topped the world in the 200 free with a 1:45.25, and set the Korean record in the 200 IM with a 2:00.31. He also clocked a 3:44.75 to capture the 400 freestyle yesterday as he continues to put up an impressive set of performances here in Gimcheon.

Anse Hye On had a special swim in the women’s 200-meter fly with a 2:08.67. That time jumped her into 17th in the world rankings. That’s one of the fastest non-Tae Hwan Park swims of the meet.

In other action, Jang Gyu Cheol took home the meet record in the men’s 200-meter fly with a 1:59.67. Bak Seong Wan sprinted to a meet record in the men’s 50-meter back with a 25.46, while Yiju Hye Ong touched out Kim Ji Hyun, 29.13 to 29.18, for the women’s 50-meter back meet mark as well.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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