Li Guangyuan Wraps Up Chinese Summer Nationals With 100 Back Win

by Eamonn Keenan 0

June 16th, 2019 Asia, International, News


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

*Results only available through Chinese app

The final two days of the 2019 Chinese Summer National Championship featured many athletes doubling up on individual event wins. Last night’s 200 backstroke champion Li Guangyuan also took home the gold in the men’s 100 backstroke final, posting a 54.52 to best the field by over two seconds. Guangyuan is currently ranked 22nd in the world with a 53.99 from the Chinese National meet in March.

Yu Yiting won both the women’s 400 IM on day three and 200 IM on day four in times of 4:41.79 and 2:11.93, respectively. The IM sweep marks the third and fourth individual event wins for the 14-year-old at these national championships, as she won the 50 and 200 breaststrokes earlier on.

Also earning a second individual event win was Li Chao, who stopped the clock at 2:15.31 in the men’s 200 breaststroke to top the podium on day three. Chao won the 400 IM on night two, and placed third in the 200 IM on the final night.

Additional Event Winners from Days Three and Four:

  • Yu Yingbao was the only competitor to dip below two minutes in the men’s 200 fly final, taking the win with a 1:58.70.
  • Ye Huiyan won a tight battle over Wu Yulin in the women’s 100 fly – the two touched the wall in times of 1:00.70 and 1:00.97, respectively.
  • The men’s 100 free final saw Li Yongwei emerge victorious with a winning time of 50.37.
  • Zhang Xinyu snuck under the 1:10 barrier in the women’s 100 breaststroke by quite a narrow margin, clocking a 1:09.97 to take the win.
  • In the men’s 400 free, 15-year-old Chen Ende managed to get his hand on the wall first in a time of 3:56.24.
  • Zhang Shishi recorded a 26.85 to reign supreme in the women’s 50 fly, while Cui Jinming took home the win in the men’s version of the event with his final time of 24.36.
  • The women’s 200 backstroke was won convincingly by Yang Yifan with a 2:13.36.

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