INCHEON, South Korea, October 22. AT the 94th National Sports Festival this weekend held in Incheon, South Korea, Tae Hwan Park made his return to swimming after taking a post-2012 London Olympic sabbatical.
Park, a four-time Olympic medalist with gold in the 400 free at the 2008 Beijing Games, dominated the men’s 400-meter freestyle event with a time of 3:46.71. It was a pretty lonely swim, considering second place came in at 3:52.55. Notably, the swim smoked the meet record of 3:53.15, and would have ranked Park 10th in the world last year.