“I will not give up. I will continue trying until I win,” says 21-year-old former world record holder Yi Shiwen of China.
Olympic silver medalist Masato Sakai of Japan made his presence known at a domestic competition over the weekend, while Ippei Watanabe, Yui Ohashi and Kanako Watanabe were also in the water.
Wang Shun followed up his 400m IM victory in Tianjin with a 200m IM win on night 6, while Ning Zetao established himself as the top seed in the men’s 50m freestyle heading into tomorrow night’s final.
A Chinese 12-year-old girl, Wang Yichun, already turned heads with a monster 58.44 100 fly, only to make her mark once again with a sub-56 second 100 freestyle at China’s National Games.
2015 World Champion Ning Zetao showed his speed tonight, claiming gold in the men’s 100m freestyle with the only sub-48 second mark of the field.
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15-year-old Li Bingjie nabbed her 2nd national record of these 2017 National Games of China, while Ning Zetao made a return to racing.
15-year-old Li Bingjie scored another Chinese national record at the National Games this week, clocking a monster mark in the 1500m free tonight.
Sun Yang claimed his 2nd title of the National Games of China, winning the 200 free in 1:45.15. Controversial swimmer Qiu Yuhan is also making her mark in the women’s version of the event.
12-year-old Want Yichun of China may have just produced the fastest 100m butterfly ever for a female swimmer her age.
Li Bingjie established a new Chinese National Record and Asian continental record in the women’s 400m freestyle tonight.
Li Bingjie raced her way to the top of the podium in the women’s 400m freestyle on day 2 of the National Games of China, clocking a new national record in the process.
Sun Yang fired off a super quick 3:41.94 to take gold in his first event of the 2017 National Games of China.
Kosuke Hagino will be training in Arizona this fall.
The USA finished with double the number of total medals earned by any other country. They tallied up 32 medals, while Japan and Hungary tied for 2nd with 16 medals each.