Articles by Annika Johnson

Zhang Yufei Crushes 50 Free Final With 24.32 at Chinese Olympic Trials

Zhang Yufei won the women’s 50 free final today with a time of 24.32. Wu Qingfeng beat National Record-holder Xiang to snag 2nd, also under the FINA ‘A’ cut.

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Wang Jianjiahe Drops 8:20.38 to Win 800 Free Final at Chinese Olympic Trials

2019 World Championships bronze medalist Wang Jianjiahe won the 800 free final with a season-best time of 8:20.38, within 7.02 seconds of her National Record.

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Wang Shun Posts 1:56.78 to Win 200 IM Final at Chinese Olympic Trials

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Wang Shun won the 200 IM final today within .62 of his own Chinese National Record. He beat the FINA ‘A’ cut by nearly 3 seconds.

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Chinese Olympic Trials: Zhang Yufei Drops Lifetime Best 200 Meter Fly, 2:05.44

Yufei tied her 100 free National Record in prelims, but she scratched the semifinal to focus on the 200 fly final where she swam lifetime best of 2:05.44.

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Yiting Sets 200 IM World Junior Record Twice in Two Days at Chinese OLY Trials

15-year-old Yu Yiting beat Rikako Ikee’s WJR yesterday by .10. In the finals, Yiting won the event with a 2:09.64, beating her swim from yesterday by .24.

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Yang Junxuan Breaks 200 Free Asian Record With 1:54.57, #8 All-Time

19-year-old Yang Junxuan broke her own 200 free Asian Record during day four’s finals session of the Chinese Olympic Trials by .13.

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Xu Jiayu Tops 100 Backstroke Final with 52.88 at Chinese Olympic Trials

Two-time Olympian Xu Jiayu won the 100 meter back final at the Chinese Olympic Trials with a 52.88. Jiayu earned silver in this event at the 2016 Olympics.

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2021 Spring Cup, Irvine: 14-Year-Old Teagan O’Dell Hits 2:14 in 200 Meter Back

14-year-old Teagan O’Dell posted the #26 all-time fastest 200 meter backstroke in her age group on the final day of the Spring Cup Championships (2:14.51).

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Chinese OLY Trials: Bingjie Rattles 400 Free Asian Record, Yuanhui Disqualified

Li Bingjie won the 400 free final within .61 of her own Asian Record. In the 100 back semifinal, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Fu Yuanhui was disqualified.

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Han Does it Again With #2 All-Time 11-12 200 Fly: 2:18.94 at Spring Cup, Irvine

12-year-old Kayla Han posted a 2:18.94 in the 200 meter fly, dropping about 1.5 seconds from November for the 2nd all-time fastest 200 fly in her age group.

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Wang Shun Hits 4:12.03 in 400 IM Final at Chinese Olympic Trials

Two-time Olympian and Chinese National Record holder Wang Shun cracked the FINA ‘A’ cut in the 400 IM final by over 3.5 seconds, winning the heat in 4:12.03.

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2021 Spring Cup, Irvine: Han Posts #2 Fastest 400 IM in 11-12 Age Group History

12-year-old Kayla Han posted a 4:56.86 in the 400 meter IM, the 2nd fastest 400 IM ever swam by an 11-12-year-old, directly behind Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.

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Brazil Breaks South American Record in 4×100 Mixed Medley Relay

Felipe Lima, Larissa Oliveira, Guilherme Basseto and Giovanna Diamante broke the 4×100 mixed medley South American Record in a time trial session on Saturday.

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Andre Brasil and CPB Lose Lawsuit Against IPC After Reclassification

The German courts have sided with the International Paralympic Committee regarding 14-time Paralympic medalist Andre Brasil’s reclassification as ineligible.

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Jonas Deichmann Nears Vladivostok on Cycling Leg of 40,000km Triathlon

Jonas Deichmann is 4,800km away from his next stop, Vladivostok. He started the triathlon in Munich in September 2020 and is currently biking through Siberia.

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