Park Hyung-joo

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Park Hyung-Joo
Personal information
Nationality  South Korea
Born (1995-07-16) 16 July 1995 (age 22)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Park Hyung-Joo (also Park Hyeong-Ju, Korean: 박 형주; born July 16, 1995 in Seoul) is a South Korean swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1][2] Park qualified for the men's 200 m backstroke, as South Korea's youngest male swimmer (aged 17), at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:00.53 from the Dong-A Swimming Tournament in Ulsan.[3] He challenged seven other swimmers on the second heat, including three-time Olympian and European short course champion Aschwin Wildeboer Faber of Spain. Park edged out Ukraine's Oleksandr Isakov to take the seventh spot by 0.28 of a second in 2:01.50. Park failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed thirty-first overall in the preliminary heats.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Park Hyung-Joo". London 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Park Hyung-Joo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Men's 200 m backstroke" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's 200m Backstroke Heat 2". London 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 

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