[National Sports Festival] Hwang Sun-woo, who overcame food poisoning, said, “I lost 4 to 5 kg…but I focused on everything.”
Gold medal for two consecutive days in the worst conditions... 5 awards, first MVP challenge for 3 consecutive years
Hwang Seon-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office), a leading figure in Korean swimming who overcame the worst conditions to win his second gold medal at the National Sports Festival, praised himself, saying, “I gave it everything I had.” 토토사이트
After winning the men's 200m freestyle final in the general swimming category at the 104th National Sports Festival held at the Mokpo Indoor Swimming Pool in Jeollanam-do on the 16th, Hwang Sun-woo said, "I lost about 4 to 5 kg after experiencing a bad experience."
“I had a hard time managing my condition, but I ran a race with no regrets in the main event, and I think I recorded a good record,” he said.
Just before the opening of the competition, Hwang Seon-woo suffered from severe symptoms of food poisoning after eating the wrong food with his teammates, including Kim Woo-min.
He suffered from high fever, stomach upset, and body aches, making it difficult for him to do his daily life, let alone train.
He couldn't eat, so his weight plummeted.
Hwang Sun-woo emphasized, "After finishing the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, I regained some weight, but I lost 4 to 5 kg again.
I was very worried and my condition was not good, but I did my best."
He added, “The appropriate weight for competition is 75 to 77 kg, but now I have lost to the low 72 kg.”
He lost stamina at the end of the game and was chased by Hangzhou Asian Games bronze medalist Lee Ho-jun (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall, 1:45.96, 2nd place).
Hwang Sun-woo laughed and said, "I was scared because Ho-jun hyung followed me at the end of the race.
I thought I would catch up with him if I made a mistake, but I think we both achieved good records."
Although his physical condition is not good, he emphasized that he will exert all his strength in the remaining games of this tournament.
Hwang Sun-woo said, “It hasn’t been long since the Asian Games ended, and there was some bad news,” and “But I want to focus on everything I can and stand on the top of the podium in all the sports I competed in.”
Hwang Sun-woo is cruising toward multiple wins even under the worst circumstances.
He won his second gold medal following the men's 800m relay held on the 15th.
He will participate in the 400m relay on the 17th, the 100m freestyle on the 18th, and the 400m mixed medley relay in the general division, which will be held as an exhibition match, and the 400m medley relay on the 19th.
Hwang Seon-woo's goal for this tournament was to win five gold medals and become the first player in history to win the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) at the National Sports Festival for three consecutive years.
He won 5 awards in 2021 and 4 in 2022, winning MVP for two consecutive years.
For the third consecutive year in the history of the National Sports Festival, there has yet to be an MVP.