Park, 4 Crowns & A Bronze Top The Bill At Incheon Festival

Aussie based Korean household name Park Tae-Hwan

Park Tae-hwan has emerged as the biggest achiever at the 94th National Sports Festival: a 48.00 anchor that delivered gold, in 3:21.46, for his team in the 4x100m freestyle at the event in Incheon granted a fourth crown to the 2008 Olympic 400m freestyle champion. Today as the festival concluded he claimed bronze in the 4x100m medley, which turned the key to a fourth “Most Valuable Player” prize at the festival since 2005. Wins in the 200, 400 and 4×100 and 4x200m freestyle, won him the vote; national records for Baek Su-yeon and Choi Hye-ra

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Park Tae-hwan has emerged as the biggest achiever at the 94th National Sports Festival: a 48.00 anchor that delivered gold, in 3:21.46, for his team in the 4x100m freestyle at the event in Incheon granted a fourth crown to the 2008 Olympic 400m freestyle champion. Today as the festival concluded he claimed bronze in the 4x100m medley, which turned the key to a fourth “Most Valuable Player” prize at the festival since 2005. Wins in the 200, 400 and 4×100 and 4x200m freestyle, won him the vote; national records for Baek Su-yeon and Choi Hye-ra

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Triguy

Isn’t thorpes 3:40:08 fastest in textile?

Craig Lord

Yes. I took the reference from another piece I’d written a while back that was relating prevailing events to the suits swaps and changes… a clarification has been added. Many thanks

Paul

I think we would all love to see Park clash with Sun again. Tactically Park is very astute if not quite as good as Sun, so he could always cause an upset.

The 400m textile WR point is an interesting one. I’m of the opinion that Thorpe’s suit gave him negligible advantage and may well have hindered him, given what we know about suits now. It was the presence of polyurethane as the ‘active ingredient’, that was the key thing. We can see this in the clear ‘dose dependent’ response going from 50% poly (LZR) to 100% (X-Glide etc).

Triguy

I also agree paul, no matter what people say about thorpes suit, I reckon it did give an advantage

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