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Sun-Woo HWANG
Sport Swimming
NOC Republic of Korea   
GenderMen
Born21 May 2003
Height1.86 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Seoul, KOR
Occupation
Student
Languages
Korean
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by his parents, who were keen swimmers.
Club / Team
Seoul Physical Education High School: Korea
Name of coach
Lee Byung-Ho [club], KOR; Lee Jeong-Hoon [national], KOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching videos about swimming on the internet, taking his dog for walks. (New Star Campaign Headquarters YouTube channel, 15 Feb 2021)
Hero / Idol
Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan. (news.khan.co.kr, 25 Nov 2020)
Awards and honours
He received the 2021 World Junior Male Swimmer of the Year award from swimming website SwimSwam in its Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 22 Dec 2021)

He and volleyball player Kim Yeon-Koung were chosen as the flag bearers for the Republic of Korea for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (seoul.co.kr, 07 Jul 2021)

In February 2021 he received the Best Athlete Award at the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee Sports Awards. (news1.kr, 23 Feb 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (koreaherald.com, 11 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:45.26
39 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 22.74
5 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 47.82
13 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:15.03
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:44.47
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.08
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.28
6 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:06.93
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.35
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Individual Medley 52.13
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:41.60
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Freestyle 46.34
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
38 2021   Overall Ranking  
3 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 52.30
3 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 46.46
1 2021 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:41.17