Park Tae-hwan Blasts World’s 4th Best 400 Freestyle; Still Banned From Games

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Meet and national records fell on day three of the 2016 Korean Olympic Trials.

Park Tae-hwan was once again dominant. The 26 year old set a new meet record, touching in 3:44.26, in the 400 freestyle, the fourth best time in the world this year. Despite posting times among the world’s best, Park will still be unable to compete in the Rio Games.

Wonyoung Jung set a new meet record in the men’s 100 backstroke, finishing in 54.44, just ahead of Bak Seong Wan in 54.70.

Park Han-byul won the women’s 100 backstroke in 1:04.33.

Chang Gyu-Cheol set a new meet record in the men’s 100 butterfly, finishing in 52.94.

An Se-hyeon won the women’s 100 butterfly in 57.61, a new South Korean record, faster than her own 58.24 from the World Championships in Kazan last summer.

Sinh Younggeun set a new men’s 50 breaststroke national record in 27.73, under the old record of 27.95. It was also the 18th fastest time in the world this year.

Gimdal Is won the women’s 50 breaststroke in 31.96 seconds.

Goyang City Hall set a new meet record in the men’s 400 freestyle relay posting a 3:23.83. The women’s relay title went to North Jeolla Province Sports Council in 3:48.25.