2020 CHINESE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- September 26th – October 2nd
- Qingdao, China
- LCM (50m)
- Results via Asian Media
It appears the heats session is where it’s at for these 2020 Chinese Swimming Championships, as the meet’s most eye-popping performances have transpired there.
Both swimmers were slower come the final, although stellar times were still on their agenda. Xu logged a 1back effort of 52.60 to win by nearly 3 seconds, while Zhang was impressive again with a 56.29 100m fly to produce the 2nd fastest time of her career.
Yu Hexin had been the top-seeded men’s 100m freestyle with his prelims PB of 48.44, but was still rendered out of the final due to having failed the pre-competition fitness tests. Yu also already nailed a new Chinese national record of 21.79 in the 50m free prelims earlier in the meet.
Also swimming in the finals was Zhang Ke who hit a time of 8:29.92 in the women’s 800m free. She doubled up from her 1500m victory which was a result of 16:13.26 here in Qingdao.
Finally in the women’s 200m free, Yang Junxuan was just off her heat swim of 1:56.38 with another solid time of 1:56.52. She is China’s national record holder with her lifetime best of 1:54.98 from the FINA Champions Series this past January.