16 July 1995 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb)|
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. 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. 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.
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- "Men's 200m Backstroke Heat 2". London 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
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