Jeong Da-rae

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Jeong Da-rae
Personal information
Full name Jeong Da-rae
National team  South Korea
Born (1991-12-02) 2 December 1991 (age 25)
Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Jeollanam Sports[1]
Jeong Da-rae
Hangul 정다래
Revised Romanization Jeong Darae
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Tarae

Jeong Da-rae (Korean: 정다래; born December 2, 1991) is a South Korean former swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.[1][2] She is a gold medalist in the 200 m breaststroke at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Jeong made her official debut, as a 16-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she qualified for the women's 200 m breaststroke. She cleared a FINA B-cut of 2:27.78 from the Good Luck Beijing China Open.[3][4] On the evening preliminaries, Jeong rounded out the semifinal field by taking the final spot in a lifetime best of 2:27.28, just half a second (0.50) faster than her entry time.[5][6] The next morning's session, Jeong failed to qualify for the final, as she placed fourteenth overall in the semifinal run at 2:28.28.[7]

At the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, Jeong matched her preliminary heat time of 2:25.00 in the semifinals, but finished only in twelfth place.[8] Six months later, she edged out her teammate Jung Seul-ki to take a silver medal by a two-tenth margin (0.20) in the same discipline at the East Asian Games in Hong Kong, China, breaking her personal best of 2:24.90.[9]

At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, Jeong picked up the women's 200 m breaststroke title in 2:25.02, beating two Chinese swimmers for the silver and bronze medals.[10][11] Jeong's best effort at the Asian Games moved her up to fifteenth in the world rankings.[12]

Four years after competing in her first Olympics, Jeong qualified for her second South Korean team, as a 20-year-old, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She attained a FINA A-standard entry time of 2:26.07 from the Dong-A Swimming Tournament in Ulsan.[13] Jeong shared a fourteenth-fastest qualifying time of 2:26.83 with Russia's Yuliya Efimova in the morning's preliminary heats to secure a spot for the semifinals.[14][15] On the evening session, Jeong failed to qualify for the final, as she finished her semifinal run with a slowest time of 2:28.74.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeong Da-Rae". London 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jeong Da-Rae". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Women's 200m Breaststroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 71. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Good Luck Beijing China Open: Day Two Prelims". Swimming World Magazine. 1 February 2008. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 200m Breaststroke Heat 4". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Lohn, John (13 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Rebecca Soni Sets Olympic, American Record to Lead 200 Breast Qualifying". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 23 June 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Women's 200m Breaststroke Semifinal 1". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "FINA World Championships, Swimming: Annamay Pierse Leads Way in 200 Breast Prelims With Meet Record". Swimming World Magazine. 30 July 2009. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "East Asian Games: Takuro Fujii Doubles After Asian Record Yesterday". Swimming World Magazine. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "South Korean wins womens' 200m breaststoke gold at Asian Games". Xinhua News Agency. People's Daily. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Perry, Martin (18 November 2010). "Park blitzes third gold amid taekwondo conspiracy row". The Laredo Sun. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Asian Games: Tae Hwan Park Earns Third Gold, Zhao Jing Still Posting Fast Times". Swimming World Magazine. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Women's 200 m breaststroke" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Women's 200m Breaststroke Heat 4". London 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "2012 London Olympics: Rebecca Soni Surges to Olympic Textile Best in 200 Breast; Micah Lawrence Fourth". Swimming World Magazine. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Women's 200m Breaststroke Semifinal 2". London 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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