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 Japanese team of Aya Sato, Runa Imai, Rika Omoto and Tomomi Aoki combined for a time of 1:37.35 in the final of the women’s 4×50 free relay, breaking both the Asian and Japanese National Records.
Their time broke the old Asian Record of 1:37.96 set by China at the 2016 Championships in Windsor, and it also broke the Japanese Record that they had set in the prelims (1:38.47). That prelim swim broke their old record of 1:38.76 from the 2014 Championships in Doha.
China also went under the Asian Record tonight in 1:37.58, finishing just over two-tenths back of Japan. The two teams placed 5th and 6th in the final, with the United States winning in a new Championship Record of 1:34.03. China’s swim was obviously a new Chinese National Record as well.
Below, take a look at the split comparison between Japan’s new and China’s old Asian Record, along with China’s swim tonight that also went under the record.
|China, 2016 SC Worlds||Japan, 2018 SC Worlds||China, 2018 SC Worlds|
|Tang Yuting – 25.21||Aya Sato – 24.46||Liu Xiang – 24.59|
|Sun Meichen – 24.35||Runa Imai – 24.27||Wu Yue – 23.97|
|Shen Duo – 24.81||Rika Omoto – 24.07||Yang Junxuan – 24.32|
|Zhu Menghui – 23.59||Tomomi Aoki -24.55||Liu Xiaohan – 24.70|