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Zhang Yufei Crushes 50 Free Final With 24.32 at Chinese Olympic Trials

Zhang Yufei won the women’s 50 free final today with a time of 24.32. Wu Qingfeng beat National Record-holder Xiang to snag 2nd, also under the FINA ‘A’ cut.

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Wang Jianjiahe Drops 8:20.38 to Win 800 Free Final at Chinese Olympic Trials

2019 World Championships bronze medalist Wang Jianjiahe won the 800 free final with a season-best time of 8:20.38, within 7.02 seconds of her National Record.

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Yu Hexin Lights It Up With 21.83 50 Free Prelim

China’s national record holder Yu Hexin made it happen in the men’s 50m free prelims, racking up the 2nd fastest time of his career.

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Wang Shun Adds 3rd Individual Olympic Event For Tokyo

Versatile Olympic bronze medalist from Rio Wang Shun is getting ready to shine in Tokyo, having qualified for his third individual Olympic event.

Wang Shun Posts 1:56.78 to Win 200 IM Final at Chinese Olympic Trials

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Wang Shun won the 200 IM final today within .62 of his own Chinese National Record. He beat the FINA ‘A’ cut by nearly 3 seconds.

Japan’s 200 Breast Olympic Qualifier Mura Tests Positive For Coronavirus

One of Japan’s Olympic qualifiers in the 200 breaststroke, Ryuya Mura, has tested positive for coronavirus and is out of the pool.

Asian Age Group Champion Diver Suspended for Doping; Stripped of Gold Medal

The FINA Doping Panel announced their ruling of Indian diver Wilson N. Singh this month after a lengthy trial and investigation period.

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Chinese Olympic Trials: Zhang Yufei Drops Lifetime Best 200 Meter Fly, 2:05.44

Yufei tied her 100 free National Record in prelims, but she scratched the semifinal to focus on the 200 fly final where she swam lifetime best of 2:05.44.

Zhang Yufei Ties Own Chinese 100 Free Record – 52.90

On-fire Zhang Yufei already tied her own Chinese national record in the women’s 100m free just in prelims at Olympic Trials.

Chinese Olympic Roster Update Through Trials Day 4

World champion Xu Jiayu is among the list of individual Olympic qualifiers for China through day 4 of the nation’s first Trials meet.

Yiting Sets 200 IM World Junior Record Twice in Two Days at Chinese OLY Trials

15-year-old Yu Yiting beat Rikako Ikee’s WJR yesterday by .10. In the finals, Yiting won the event with a 2:09.64, beating her swim from yesterday by .24.

Yang Junxuan Breaks 200 Free Asian Record With 1:54.57, #8 All-Time

19-year-old Yang Junxuan broke her own 200 free Asian Record during day four’s finals session of the Chinese Olympic Trials by .13.

Xu Jiayu Tops 100 Backstroke Final with 52.88 at Chinese Olympic Trials

Two-time Olympian Xu Jiayu won the 100 meter back final at the Chinese Olympic Trials with a 52.88. Jiayu earned silver in this event at the 2016 Olympics.

Zhang Yufei Swims 55.73 in 100 Fly Final, Slots in as #6 All-Time Performance

23-year-old Zhang Yufei fired off a 55.73 in the 100m fly final at the Chinese OLY Trials, a time that ranks as the #6 performance of all time

Myanmar Swimmer Will Forgo Olympics In Protest of Country’s Military Coup

Win Htet Oo has called for the Myanmar Olympic Committee to be disallowed from participating in the Olympic Movement due to the ongoing military coup.