2014 Asian Games – Day 5 Prelims live recap




  • M 50 Fly
  • W 50 Breast
  • M 100 Free
  • W 800 Free (timed finals, fastest heat at night)
  • M 200 Back
  • W 4×100 Medley Relay


Men’s 50 Fly

  • World Record: 22.43 – Rafael Munoz, Spain (2009)
  • Asian Record: 23.43 – Joseph Schooling, Singapore (2014) and Zhou Jiawei, China (2009)
  • Asian Games Record:  23.66 – Zhou Jiawei, China (2010)

Shi Yang of China is going into tonight’s final with the top qualifying time of 23.80. Yang Jungdoo of South Korea was the only other man to break the 24 second mark posting a time of 23.91. Yang was only seven one-hundredths of a second off of his Korean record of 23.87. Joseph Schooling of Singapore was the next fastest qualifier finishing in a time of 24.10.

Tonight’s final will also include; Zhang Qibin (24.12) of China, Hirofumi Ikebata (24.17) and Takuro Fujii (24.19) of Japan and Yun Seokhwan (24.31) of South Korea. Geoffrey Robin Cheah of Hong Kong was the final qualifier for the event posting a time of 24.41 breaking his own national record of 24.68 which he set in 2013.


Women’s 50 Breast

  • World Record: 29.48 – Ruta Meilutyte, Lithuania (2013)
  • Asian Record: 30.46 – Chen Huijia, China (2009)
  • Asian Games Record: 31.04 – Wang Randi, China (2010)

Suo Ran of China led of the event taking the first heat in a time of 31.59 posting the fastest qualifying time of the morning. She was followed by Kanako Watanobe of Japan who recorded a 31.81 and He Yuzhe of China who touched in a time of 31.83.

Tonight’s final will also include; Satomi Suzuki of Japan (31.98), Yang Jiwon of South Korea (32.47), Kong Yvette Man Yi of Hong Kong (32.47), Lei On Kei of Macau (32.83) and Samantha Loiusa Ginn Yeo of Singapore.

Lei set a new Macanese national record breaking her own mark of 33.37.


Men’s 100 Free

  • World Record: 46.91 – Cesar Cielo, Brazil (2009)
  • Asian Record: 48.27 – Ning Zetao, China (2013)
  • Asian Games Record: 48.70 – Park Taehwan (2010)

Park Tae Hwan of South Korea was the only man to break 50 seconds in the morning recording a time of 49.76. He was followed by Rammaru Harada of Japan who touched in a time of 50.20 along with Geoffrey Robin Cheah of Hong Kong and Ning Zetao of China who tied both posting a time of 50.43.

Tonight’s final will also include; Yu Hexin of China (50.54), Shinri Shioura of Japan (50.59), Hoang Quy Phuoc of Vietnam (50.65) and Wong Chen Ho Jeremy of Hong Kong (50.93).


Women’s 800 free (slowest heat)

  • World Record: 8:11.00 – Katie Ledecky, USA (2014)
  • Asian Record: 8:19.43 – Xin Xin, China (2013)
  • Asian Games Record: 8:23.55 – Li Xuanxu, China (2010)

Two athletes from Singapore were the only two women who broke the nine minute mark in the slower heat of the 800 freestyle. Lynette Shu En Lim posted an 8:52.45 while Wei Wen Rachel Marjorie Tseng recorded a time of 8:58.59.


Men’s 200 Back

  • World Record: 1:51.92 – Aaron Peirsol, USA (2009)
  • Asian Record: 1:52.51 – Ryosuke Irie, Japan (2009)
  • Asian Games Record: 1:55.45 – Ryosuke Irie, Japan (2010)

The second heat of the men’s 200 backstroke created a little excitement as Xu Jiayu of China and Ryosuke Irie of Japan battled for the top position in tonight’s final. In the end Xu finished in a time of 1:58.50 while Irie touched in a time of 1:58.93. Im Tae Jeong of South Korea was the only other athlete to dip under the two minute mark recording a time of 1:59.23.

Tonight’s final will also include; Kosuke Hagino of Japan (2:00.35), Alexandr Tarabrin of Kazakhstan (2:02.45), Lin Shih Chieh of Chinese Taipei (2:04.13), Ricky Anggawidjaja of Indonesia (2:05.55) and Stanislav Ossinskiy of Kazakhstan (2:05.99).


Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay

  • World Record: 3:52.05 – USA (2012)
  • Asian Record: 3:52.19 – China (2009)
  • Asian Games Record: 3:57.80 – China (2010)

The Chinese women were the top qualifiers for tonight’s final in the 4 x 100 medley relay posting a time of 4:05.83. They were followed by the Japanese who recorded a time of 4:06.54 and the South Korean’s who finished in a time of 4:11.99.

Tonight’s final will also include; Hong Kong (4:19.35), Singapore (4:20.88), Chinese Taipei (4:25.30), Macau (4:28.43) and Thailand (4:29.41).

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China has been disqualified in the medley relay. Will not feature in the final.

I believe the final spot for the 50 breast is another Singaporean, roanne, not Samantha. And 100 free final qualifier is clement lim of singapore?


Looked like Lu Ying surfaced just past the 15m mark on the fly leg. Japanese flyer also dangerously close to being DSQ for the same infraction. The camera stayed with the celebratory Chinese women and it took them a long long while before realising they were ousted from finals…


For Korea, I hope Park wins the 100 free. But Zetao Ning I’d probably pick to win after splitting 47.08.


I am also rooting for Park. It would be so unfortunate if he wins zero gold in his homecountry Asian Games in a pool named after him.
But it will be so hard to win against the pure sprinters such as Ning.

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