LumaLanes Performance of the Week: Kim Moves To #1 In World In 200 IM

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This week’s Performance Of The Week, sponsored by LumaLanes, goes to Kim Seoyeong for her performance in the 200 IM at the 2018 Korean National Championships last week.

South Korea’s Kim Seoyeong swam to the world’s fastest 200 IM at the 2018 Korean Nationals, hitting the wall in 2:08.61 to move to the #1 spot in the world this year. That swim breaks her own Korean record and makes her the favorite to win at this summer’s Asian Games. You can see the video of Kim’s swim below:

Kim’s time moved past Japan’s Yui Ohashi as the #1 time so far in 2018 and set up a great duel for the Asian Games with their times just 3-tenths apart heading into the meet. Ohashi had held the top in the world with a 2:08.92 from the 2018 Japanese Nationals a month ago. Kim’s time also moved her closer to the top-10 all-time in the event, all the way up to 13th.

Congratulations Kim Seoyeong on earning Swimming World’s Performance of the Week!

Special Thanks to LumaLanes for sponsoring Swimming World’s Performance of the Week.

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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