Choi Dong-yeol won the men’s 100m breaststroke final at the Jeju Halla Cup National Swimming Championships held at the Jeju Sports Complex indoor pool on the 16th with a time of 59 seconds and 63 seconds, taking the touch pad first.
This is a record that is 0.02 seconds ahead of the previous Korean record (59 seconds 65) established by Jo Seong-jae (22, Goyang City Hall) in May 2021.
The record set by Choi Dong-yeol on this day is only 0.01 second away from the 59.62 seconds recorded by Ipei Watanabe (26), the winner of the men’s 100m breaststroke at the Japanese national selection event on the 4th. Japan is a breaststroke powerhouse that produced Kosuke Kitajima (41), who swept the men’s 100 and 200m breaststroke at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics. 메이저사이트
Choi Dong-yeol, who set a new Korean record of 27 seconds 09 in the 50m men’s breaststroke in Hallabae in November 2021, became the Korean record holder in both events.
Choi Dong-yeol was delighted, saying, “I can now prepare with more excitement for the upcoming (July) World Swimming Championships and Asian Games.”
Choi Dong-yeol, who reached the top in the men’s 50m and 100m breaststroke at the KB Financial Korea Swimming Championships last March, will represent Korea at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan and the Asian Games in Hangzhou in July according to the results of the Federation’s Performance Improvement Committee.