2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
- Hangzhou, China
- Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
- SCM (25m)
- Prelims: 9:30 am local, 8:30 pm ET / Finals: 7:00 pm* local, 6:00* am ET
- *The final night of finals will be one hour earlier, starting at 6:00 pm local and 5:00 am ET
- Live Results (Omega)
The Chinese women set a new Asian Record in the prelims of the 4×50 medley relay, putting up a time of 1:45.53 to erase the previous mark set by China at the 2014 World Championships of 1:46.15.
The team of Fu Yuanhui, Suo Ran, Wang Yichun and Wu Yue qualified 2nd overall for tonight’s final behind the U.S. (1:44.92), as both Wang (25.10) and Wu (23.46) had the fastest splits in the field on fly and free respectively. Suo is the only remaining member from the 2014 team.
Below, check out a comparison of the splits between the two teams:
|China, 2014 SC Worlds||China, 2018 SC Worlds|
|Qiu Yuhan – 26.86||Fu Yuanhui – 26.66|
|Suo Ran – 30.20||Suo Ran – 30.31|
|Lu Ying – 24.87||Wang Yichun – 25.10|
|Liu Xiang – 24.22||Wu Yue – 23.46|
Also setting National Records in the event was Japan and Czech Republic, who qualified 3rd and 4th.
Japan clocked a time of 1:46.02, breaking their previous mark of 1:46.72 from 2014 and also getting under the old Asian Record, while the Czechs were 1:46.31 to blow by their 1:47.48 from the 2013 European Championships.