Park Mi-seong, 100m Freestyle, 18th Place

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    [Asian Games] North Korean Swimming Returns to the International Stage After 4 Years... Park Mi-seong, 100m Freestyle, 18th Place




    Korea's Heo Yeon-kyung advanced to the finals after finishing 6th in the preliminary round.


    North Korean Park Mi-sung (22) jumped into the swimming pool at the start signal. 토토사이트


    This is the moment when North Korean swimming returned to the international stage after four years.


    Park Mi-seong participated in the women's 100m freestyle preliminaries at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Swim Management held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool in Zhejiang, China, on the 26th and finished the race in 58.79 seconds.


    Ranked 18th out of 29 people. However, his appearance alone is meaningful.


    It has been about four years since the World Military Athletics Championships held in Wuhan, China in October 2019 that a North Korean swimmer participated in an international competition.


    The International Aquatics Federation recognizes records set at the Military World Championships as official records.


    Park Mi-sung set the women's 50m freestyle North Korean record of 26.31 seconds at her Wuhan World Military Athletic Championships four years ago.


    In May 2019, she set the North Korean record (58.28 seconds) for the women's 100m freestyle at the Russian national competition in Russia.


    On this day, he touched the touchpad 0.51 seconds slower than his personal best record.


    After the game, Park Mi-sung passed by shaking his head at the Korean reporters requesting an interview in the joint reporting area.


    It has been reported that North Korean athletes did not even accept requests for coverage from Chinese reporters at this tournament.


    Park Mi-seong will also compete in the 50m freestyle on the 28th and the 50m butterfly on the 29th.


    Lee Hye-kyung (18), a member of the General Association of Koreans in Japan (Chongryon), will compete in the women's 100m butterfly (27th), 50m freestyle (28th), and 50m butterfly (29th) events.


    There are only two North Korean athletes, Park Mi-sung and Ri Hye-kyung, who participated in the swimming competition at this competition.


    North Korea closed its borders in early 2020 when the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) began to spread, and also did not participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held in 2021, preventing it from participating in international competitions until 2022 from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


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    Most of the North Korean athletes participating in the Asian Games are participating in an international competition for the first time or competing in an international competition for the first time in 4 to 5 years since 2018 or 2019.


    North Korea's swimming management is at the 'lowest level' in Asia.


    There is only one North Korean athlete who has won a medal in swimming management at the Asian Games:


    Kim Myeong-sook, who took second place in the women's 100m and 200m breaststroke (two silver medals) at the 1982 New Delhi Games.


    On this day, Korea's Heo Yeon-kyung (17, Bangsan High School) ranked 6th overall with a time of 55.24 seconds and advanced to the finals.


    Jeong So-eun (27, Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall) placed 9th with a time of 56.33 seconds and unfortunately missed out on advancing to the finals, which is given to 8 people.