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