China Announces 41-Strong Lineup For 2023 World Championships

The Chinese Swimming Federation has revealed its 41-strong lineup for this summer’s World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

The roster includes 22 females and 19 males. At the last edition of the World Championships in Budapest China brought a title of 45 swimmers.

Headlining the men’s side is 19-year-old Pan Zhanle, the teen who crushed a new Asian Record in the 100m freestyle while competing at the Chinese National Championships.

Pan registered a time of 47.22 to enter Fukuoka currently ranked #1 in the world in the event in which he finaled in Budapest, ultimately placing 4th in 47.79.

Qin Haiyang is another man to watch on the roster, with the Olympian having become just the 3rd man ever to delve under the 58-second threshold in the 100m breaststroke.

At the aforementioned Chinese National Championships, the 24-year-old ripped a time of 57.93 to join Adam Peaty (GBR) and Arno Kamminga (NED) in the 57-point club.

The women’s roster sees 2012 Olympic champion Ye Shiwen among its members, along with 21-year-old Li Bingjie.

Li recently tied her Asian Record in the 400m free, notching a result of 4:01.08, matching the time she produced for bronze at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Olympic multi-medalist Zhang Yufei is another big-time produced headed to Fukuoka, with the 25-year-old currently ranked 5th in the world in the 50m free (24.40), 1st in the world in the 100m fly (56.48) and 3rd in the 50m fly (25.32).


Wang Changhao, Wang Gukailai, Wang Haoyu, Niu Guangsheng, Yan Zibei, Sun Jiajun, Ji Yicun, Yang Jintong, Wang Shun, Zhang Ziyang, Chen Juner, Ji Xinjie, Hong Jinquan, Fei Liwei, Xu Jiayu, Tao Guannan, Dong Zhihao, Qin Haiyang, Pan Zhanle


Wan Letian, Ma Yonghui, Wang Yichun, Ai Yanhan, Ye Shiwen, Zhu Menghui, Li Bingjie, Li Jiaping, Yang Chang, Yang Peiqi, Yang Junxuan, Wu Qingfeng, Yu Yiting, Wang Xueer, Zhang Yufei, Liu Yaxin, Yu Liyan, Gao Weizhong, Tang Qianting, Peng Xuwei, Ge Chutong, Cheng Yujie

China wound up 10th in the overall swimming medal table at the 2022 World Championships. The nation’s sole individual gold medalist came in the form of Yang Junxuan‘s victory in the women’s 200m free.

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Ceccon - Kamminga - Milak - Popovici
4 months ago

Very strong team

4 months ago

That men’s medley relay is looking dangerous if they can all swim their best times

Ceccon - Kamminga - Milak - Popovici
Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

Mixed medley relay also

4 months ago

how many of them will test clean?

Pacific Whirl
Reply to  Chris
3 months ago

All of them, according to AQUA and WADA.

4 months ago

Another country has also just announced their roster. Sweden will take 14 + 2 reserves for relays.

4 months ago

Has the Chinese Swimming Federation released any information on 19-year-old Tang Muhan who took bronze in the women’s 200m Free at 2022 Budapest, negative split a 200m Free in Sept ’21 with a blazing :27.95 closing 50m, and split a 1:55.00 (with a prior best of 1:57.29) on the Olympic gold medal 4×200 Free relay team in Tokyo? Seems like she no-showed at qualifier meet this year.

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Neil
4 months ago

There are rumors about her … hopefully we can’t get some answers sometime soon.

Whose on staff
4 months ago

Swim Swam should have an article on who is leading Team China ( US, Australia coaches) leading into 2024. This would be a good article.

Reply to  Whose on staff
4 months ago

Does China have a lot of coaches from USA and Australia?

Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

Mark Schubert is one

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