2022 CHINESE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, October 27th – Saturday, October 29th
- Beijing, China
- FINA SC World Championships Qualifying Event
- SCM (25m)
- Results via Asian Media
Another national record fell on day one of the 2022 Chinese Swimming Championships. In addition to Li Bingjie‘s 400m free national/world record in the 400m free and Yu Yiting‘s national record in the women’s 100m IM, Qin Haiyang posted a new standard in the men’s 100m breaststroke.
Qin stopped the clock in a time of 56.31 to top the podium in Beijing tonight, beating out runners-up Sun Jiajun and Yan Zibei. Sun earned a time of 56.43 for silver while Yan touched in 58.56 for bronze.
As for Qin, the 23-year-old’s 56.31 result outperformed the previous Chinese national record of 56.34 Yan logged during the 2018 FINA World Cup Series. In that race, Yan split 26.51/29.83 while tonight Qin opened in 26.69 and slowed in 29.62 to shave .03 off of the previous national record
As swift as Qin’s time was domestically, he still has a ways to go if he wants to make an international short course podium.
In Abu Dhabi last year, Belarusian ace Ilya Shymanovich took gold in a massive 55.70 while silver medalist Nicolo Martinenghi of Italy and bronze medalist Nic Fink of the United States were also under the 56-second threshold. Martinenghi touched in 55.80 while Fink was 55.87.