South Korea won its first-ever Asiad swimming relay gold medal in the men’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay final on Monday evening.
The team composed of Yang Jae-hoon, Lee Ho-joon, Kim Woo-min and Hwang Sun-woo finished on top as they set a Asian record of seven minutes and one-point-73 seconds at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Sports Arena in Hangzhou.
This marks South Korea’s second swimming gold medal at the 2022 Asian Games, following Ji Yu-chan’s surprise gold in the men’s 50-meter freestyle event earlier Monday evening.
South Korea has won four swimming relay Asiad silver medals in the past but has never won gold. The last silver came in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay at the 2014 Asian Games.
As of 10:10 p.m. Monday, the country had ten gold, ten silver and 13 bronze medals.