Fu Yuanhui Collects 50 Back Gold To Start Chinese Summer C’ships

2019 CHINESE SUMMER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Thursday, June 13th – Sunday, June 16th
  • Ganzhou, Jiangxi
  • LCM
  • Last Chance Qualifier for World Championships

*Results only available through Chinese app

The Chinese Summer Championships kicked-off today in Ganzhou, where swimmers will have a final chance to qualify for next month’s World Championships in Gwangju, Korea. We’ve reached out to several Chinese sources who have yet to see the official Chinese Selection Policy at this point. As such, we’ll most likely need to wait until the Chinese Swimming Federation officially announces its roster for Worlds.

In the meantime, Olympic medalist Fu Yuanhui got her meet started with a nice 27.66 time to win the women’s 50m backstroke. That slid .3 ahead of Wang Xueer who touched in 27.96 to beat out the remainder of the pack by well over a second.

Fu has already been as fast as 27.60, a time she put up at the FINA Champions Series in her home country last April to rank #3 in the world this season.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 50 BACK

2Liu
XIANG
CHN27.3508/08
3Etiene
MEDEIROS
BRA27.3604/20
4Daria
VASKINA
RUS27.5107/25
5Anastasia
FESIKOVA
RUS27.5805/11
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Zhu Jiaming fired  off a winning time of 2:09.23 in the women’s 200m fly, less than a second off of the 2:08.19 she fired off last March to take the Chinese Spring title over Zhang Yufei. That earlier mark situates Zhu as the 15th fastest swimmer in the world this season.

22-year-old two-time Asian Games relay medalist Li Guangyuan cruised to the 200m free in in 1:50.24, while Tang Yuting won the women’s 100m free in 55.79.

Additional Winners:

  • Shen Hao took the men’s 50m breast in 27.84.
  • The men’s 50m back saw Hou Yuchen come out on top in 26.30.
  • Yan Yuxiang won the men’s 100m fly in 54.10.
  • The women’s 800m free’s gold medal went to Zhou Chanzhen in 8:43.63.
  • Yu Yiting won the women’s 50m breast in 31.76.

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