Gwangju City Hall, a master of sprinting, won the 400-meter relay in the men’s general category at the 104th Jeonnam National Sports Games (NGN), setting a meet record.The team of Kim Tae-hyo, Kim Kook-young, Kang Kang-bin, and Ko Seung-hwan crossed the finish line in 39.27 seconds, the fastest time in the men’s general 400-meter relay at the event held at Mokpo Sports Complex in South Jeolla Province on Sunday.Gyeonggi Province (Lee Jung-tae, Lee Jun-hyuk, Choi Chang-hee, Moon Hae-jin) finished second in 39.91 seconds, while Gyeongsangbuk-do (Choi Min-seok, Lee Kyu-hyung, Jeong Jung-young, Joo Ji-myeong) took third in 40.17 seconds.Gwangju City Government’s time of 39.27 seconds is a new meet record. It was 11 years after Gyeonggi Province’s 39.59 set at the 93rd Daegu Games in 2012.South Korea’s top sprinter Kim Kook-young, who won the men’s 100 meters earlier in the day, teamed up with his teammates to win gold in the 400-meter relay, making it two gold medals at the Games.Kim could also compete in the men’s 1,600-meter relay on Sunday.

Kim won bronze in the 400-meter relay at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, which concluded this month.It was the first Asian Games medal for Korean athletics in the event in 37 years.Joining Kim in Hangzhou was “junior” Lee Jae-sung (Korea Gymnastics University), who won a triple medal in the men’s collegiate event.Lee competed in the men’s collegiate 400-meter relay for Gyeonggi Province alongside Lee Shimon, Son Ji-won and Noh Da-won, who won the event in 39.98 seconds.It was a triple win for Lee, who had earlier won the men’s 100 and 200 meters.His time of 39.98 is also a men’s collegiate record. He broke his own record of 40.03 set at the 103rd Ulsan Games 스포츠토토존 last year.Lee will graduate after this meet and will run track for the Gwangju City Government from next year.

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