Wang Jianjiahe

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Wang Jianjiahe is a competitive swimmer who represents China internationally.

International Competition

2018 Asian Games

At the 2018 Asian Games, with all eyes on her teammate, distance standout Li Bingjie, Wang Jianjiahe stormed onto the international swimming scene at just the age of 16, sweeping the 400-1500 freestyle as well as earning a 4th gold as a part of the 4×200 free relay, all 4 of which set new games’ records. Jianjiahe took the 400 in 4:03.18, the 800 in 8:18.55, and the 1500 in 15:53.68, all 3 of which Bingjie took 2nd in.

2018 World Cup

Jianjiahe carried her dominance into the fall season, where she competed at the 2nd cluster of the world cup in Eindhoven and Budapest. In Budapest, she broke the world record in the 400 (scm) freestyle with a time of 3:53.97. She also broke a world junior record in the 800 scm free with a 7:59.44, and took 3rd place in the 200 free (1:53.31).

2018 Short Course World Championships

Jianjiahe followed up her world cup performances with 3 medals in her home world championships in Hangzhou. In her first race, she earned silver behind Ariarne Titmus of Australia, who also broke Wang’s world record in the process of winning gold. After that race however, Wang came back to dominate the women’s 800 free, going out well under world record pace and holding on to best 2nd place by over 3.5 seconds. She also helped China to best the field in the 4×200 free relay, giving the country their only relay win of the meet.

2018 Female Breakout Swimmer of the Year

For her stellar performances at the Asian Games, World Short Course Championships, and a world record during the world cup to boot, Wang Jianjiahe was named SwimSwam’s 2018 Female Breakout Swimmer of the Year.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 800 Free 2018 Short Course World Championships
Gold 800 Freestyle Relay 2018 Short Course World Championships
Silver 400 Free 2018 Short Course World Championships
Gold 400 Free 2018 Asian Games
Gold 800 Free 2018 Asian Games
Gold 1500 Free 2018 Asian Games
Gold 800 Freestyle Relay 2018 Asian Games

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 400 Free 4:03.18 08/24/18 2018 Asian Games
Jakarta, Indonesia
lcm 800 Free 8:18.55 08/23/18 2018 Asian Games
Jakarta, Indonesia
lcm 1500 Free 15:53.68 08/19/18 2018 Asian Games
Jakarta, Indonesia
scm 200 Free 1:53.31 10/05/18 World Cup
Budapest, Hungary
scm 400 Free 3:53.97 10/04/18 World Cup
Budapest, Hungary
scm 800 Free 7:59.44 10/06/18 World Cup
Budapest, Hungary

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