Javelin thrower Lee Sae-bom (2 years old, Inje-joong, pictured) is in the news for breaking the Korean record for girls’ secondary school at the National Boys’ Championships after setting a new record at the Gangwon Province Boys’ Championships. Lee threw 48m79 (previously 47m47) in the girls’ secondary school javelin final at the 52nd National Youth Games held at the Ulsan Sports Complex on April 27 to win the title and take home the best athlete award in the girls’ middle school track and field category.
This came a year and three months after she switched from sprinting to javelin at the urging of her track and field coach.
Since then, Lee has steadily improved her performance, starting with a meet record win at the Chairman’s Cup National Championships in July last year, about five months after she started throwing the javelin. In particular, she broke the 38-year-old meet record 토토사이트 at the Gangwon Province Boys’ Championships in April with a throw of 48 meters (57 feet), showing her potential to set a new Korean record in the event.
Lee said, “I’m really happy to have broken my personal record and the Korean record for girls’ middle distance at the same time. I will not stop here and will continue to challenge my records in the future,” she said.