15-Year-Old Wang Jianjiahe Nabs 400 SC Free World Junior Record

2017 FINA WORLD CUP – BEIJING

  • Friday, November 10th & Saturday, November 11th
  • National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), Beijing, China
  • SCM
  • Startlists
  • Results

While competing on night 1 of the FINA World Cup Beijing, Chinese teen Wang Jianjiahe established a new short course World Junior Record in the women’s 400m freestyle. With a listed birth date of July 17, 2002, at just 15 years of age, Jianjiahe clocked a time of 3:59.69 to take the gold medal ahead of countrymate Li Bingjie, who touched in 4:01.75 for silver.

FINA determined the ‘world junior best’ time to beat in order to establish the first WJR would be 4:00.65 therefore, Wang comfortably slid under the mark by over half a second. Her time tonight ranks her as the fastest in the world in the event thus far this short course season.

2017-2018 SCM WOMEN 400 FREE

BingjieCHN
LI
11/15
3.59.14*WJR
2Jianjahe
WANG
CHN3.59.6911/10
3Boglarka
KAPAS
HUN4.00..0911/15
4Jie
DONG
CHN4.00.8011/15
5Mikkayla
SHERIDAN
AUS4.02.0010/27
View Top 26»

Wang has steadily been making a name for herself within her home nation of China, most recently with performances at the National Games of China in September. Wang finished 4th in the LCM 400m with a time of 4:05.98, while earning silver in the 800m free in 8:22.70.

While competing at the Doha stop of the World Cup Series, Wang earned a new World Junior Record in the 800m freestyle, establishing a new standard in 8:15.35.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

wpDiscuz

About Loretta Race

Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

Read More »