2019 CHINESE SUMMER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, June 13th – Sunday, June 16th
- Ganzhou, Jiangxi
- Last Chance Qualifier for World Championships
*Results only available through Chinese app
Day 2 of the 2019 Chinese Summer Swimming Championships concluded yesterday in Guangzhou, with teenager Yin Jiahe taking the women’s 200m free.
Yin hit the wall in 2:01.02 to clear the field by .31. Jiahe’s birth year is listed as 2005, so the swimmer is merely 14 or 15 years of age with that gold medal-worthy time.
The women’s 200m breast saw Yu Yiting take the gold in 2:28.62, while Li Chao reaped the same result in the men’s 400m IM, clocking 4:21.52. For Yu, the teen already took 50m breast gold last night in a mark of 31.76.
Fu Yuanhui doubled up on her 50m back victory from night 1 with a solid swim of 59.57 in the 100m back to collect more hardware. She nailed a mark of 27.66 in that 50, with her sub-minute result tonight now frog-hopping Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu to become the 9th fastest in the world this season.
Entering the meet, Fu’s season-best was the 59.60 logged at the FINA Champions Series on her home turf in April.
2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 100 BACK
- Li Guangyuan hit the wall first in the men’s 200m back in 1:58.67, doubling up on his 200m free victory from night 1.
- The men’s 1500m free saw Pan Zhanle (birth year 2004) registered a winning effort of 15:33.48, while Zhang Zhoujian took 50m free gold in 22.87.
- Zheng Yao and Zhang Sishi tied in the women’s 50m free sprint, each earning a result of 25.91 to share the podium.
- Shen Hao took 100m breast gold in 1:01.11 tonight.
It looks like 2:01 at 13 isn’t that unique in the world to pay too much attention to it. Yin, Tuggle, Gemmell and maybe many others if to look deeper in the history. It could be just some biomechanical specifics of fast developing body of young girls. More important is what they are capable for at age 15 – 17 when biological processes become more or less stable. Records or fast times in this age group are better indicators of emerging great talent.
It is still fast . Likely a combo of a solid mileage her aleady & some speed .
Yin is 13.