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Breaststroke Choi Dong-yeol, 4 Medals, 4 Korean Gods [sport]

[Asian Games] 4 Medals, 4 Korean Gods... Breaststroke Choi Dong-yeol “Qin Haiyang is a Good Stimulant”




“I entered the 26th 50m breaststroke category and gained strength to take the next step.”

Choi Dong-yeol (24, Gangwon Provincial Office) participated in four swimming events at the Hangzhou Asian Games, setting new Korean records in four events and winning four medals.

He took third place by setting a new Korean record of 26.93 seconds in the men's 50m breaststroke final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games swimming event held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool in Zhejiang, China, on the 29th.

Choi Dong-yeol, who met with reporters after winning his fourth medal in the competition, said with a relaxed expression, "I participated in four events, and set new Korean records in all of them. I am happy to have achieved the goal I set while preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games." 바카라사이트

Choi Dong-yeol’s timeline for this competition was spectacular.

Choi Dong-yeol, who won his first Asian Games medal by taking third place by setting a new Korean record of 59.28 seconds in the 100m breaststroke on the 25th, joined the men's 400m medley relay on the 26th as a swimmer and set a new Korean record of 3.32.05 seconds.

Korea won a silver medal in the men's 400m medley relay.

On the 27th, as a member of the 400m mixed medley relay, he set a new Korean record of 3 minutes 46.78 seconds (3rd place).

Choi Dong-yeol, who gave up competing in the men's 200m breaststroke on the 28th, set a new Korean record with 27.06 seconds in the 50m breaststroke preliminaries on the 29th, the last day of the swimming event, and then reduced the record to 26.93 in the final.

In this competition, Choi Dong-yeol won one silver medal and three bronze medals.

He also had the honor of becoming the first Korean athlete to win two medals in the individual breaststroke event at the Asian Games.

Choi Dong-yeol said, “I am very happy to have entered the 26 second range in the 50m breaststroke.”

He added, “Because my recent records were not good, I was discouraged and thought, ‘I think the low 27 second range is my limit,’ but I gained strength to take the next step.”

He said, "This time, our national team did well in the 50m freestyle (Ji Yu-chan, 1st place) and butterfly (Baek In-cheol, 1st place), so I gained confidence." also revealed.

Qin Haiyang (24, China), who swept the 50m, 100m, and 200m butterfly races at the Fukuoka World Championships held last July, also swept three individual butterfly events at the Asian Games.

Qin Haiyang, who outspokenly says, “I want to match (rehabilitating breaststroke powerhouse) Adam Pitty,” is a good stimulant for Choi Dong-yeol.

Choi Dong-yeol said, "Qin Haiyang has become a world-class athlete since this year.

Watching an Asian athlete of the same age as me dominate the world in breaststroke, I promised myself, 'I shouldn't get tired, too.

I can do it if I try hard.'"

He added, "Breaststroke requires a physical condition.

“Even though I am at a disadvantage, it is a sport that allows me to compete with Western players such as the United States and Australia through technical effort.

I am also curious about my limits.

I will go to the end,” he said.
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