Posted March. 28, 2005 23:08,
Nam Yu-sun (Seoul National University, second year), who made history in the Olympics women`s 400 meter individual medley swimming event by becoming the first Korean swimmer to make an Olympic final, won her second title of the match with the fastest record of the game.
It was at the finals for the womens 200 meter individual medley held on the first day of the 77th Donga Swimming Competition, the opening meet of this years national swimming competitions held on March 28 in the indoor swimming pool of the Jeju Sports Complex, hosted by Dong-a Daily, organized by the Korea Swimming Federation, and supported by the province of Jejudo.
Nam, who made it to the finals for the first time in Korean swimming history with a national record of 445.16 in the womens 400 meter individual medley event at the 2004 Athens Olympics, finished her round in 223.27 to win her second consecutive gold.
Nam, who kept up with her training and schoolwork after joining the Taeneung Training Center just this year in preparation for the World Championship to be held in Canada in July, said, Its been a physical strain to go back and forth from school (Seoul National University) to Taeneung, and added, The plan is to condition myself in pace with the World Championship.
Nam will swim in her main event, the 400m medley, on March 30 to take on the challenge of winning two consecutive medals in two different events for two years in a row.
In the meantime, Suh Yeon-jung (Incheon High School of Athletes, second year), a long-distance favorite who was expected to break the national record in the high school girls 800 meter freestyle, failed in her attempt to break the current record of 850.51, the Korean record for the last 11 years since Jung Won-kyung set it in 1994 at a competition hosted by MBC, with a time of 854.07.
Suh had swum smoothly until the mid part of the event, but lost pace after the 700 meter turn, coming in short by 356 in breaking the record.
200-meter Individual Medley
Womens University = ①Nam Yu-sun (SeoulCompetition Record) 22327
Boys Jr. High School = ①Kim Gun-oh(Daeheung) 22119
Girls Jr. High School = ①Lee Su-jeong (Gimpo) 22391
Boys High School= ① Park Beom-ho (Onyang) 20983
Girls High School = ① Jung Ji-yeon (Kyunggi Phs. Ed. High) 22299
Mens University = ① Shin Hyung-su (Korea National Sports University) 20983
Mens General = ① Han Gyu-cheol (Swimming Federation) 20796
Womens General = ① Lee Eun-hye (Jeju City Hall) 22321
Boys Elementary = ① Jung Hyun-wu (Sajik) 24025
Girls Elementary = ① Song Jae-kyung (Taejeon) 23254
Girls High School: ① Suh Yeon-jung (Incheon Athletes) 85407
Girls Jr. High School: ① Cho Yeon-su (Aju Jr. High) 91486
Womens University: ① Cho Ah-reum (Daebul University) 90302
Womens General: ① Shin Bo-mi (Jeonju City Hall) 92246